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Upper Calf Creek FallsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2018
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.24 Miles 679 AEG
Hiking2.24 Miles
679 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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woke up to light rain wednesday, as forecast
coffee and breakfast at escalante outfitters where we stayed in a cabin two nights
looked like we might get a break in the rain, so headed for upper calf creek falls
right off highway 12, so easy to access and escape if needed
the hike drops steeply on slickrock
slow going at first as it hadn't dried out completely
the grade moderates after about a third of a mile, and some sandy/rocky sections provide better footing
the trail splits near the falls, with a worn trail heading for the top of the falls and a cairned path to the base
went to the top first, then below
all of the guidebooks mention abundant poison ivy near the base, but it's easily avoided
shorter waterfall than the more popular lower calf creek falls
a completely different hike: slickrock vs. sand, descending the canyon wall vs. walking through a canyon, shorter hike
i liked them both
started raining on the hike out
we were lucky to get this one in
of course i wanted to do something else and we stopped at the river but the rain picked up and continued much of the afternoon
instead we indulged in an enormous pizza which escalante outfitters is known for
played some scrabble and did some laundry, then later snuck into the canyon lodge breakfast area to watch the US women's national soccer team beat canada in world cup qualifying
not bad for a rain day :)

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