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2022-05-14  
2022-05-14  
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TabernacleNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack28.50 Miles 8,348 AEG
Backpack28.50 Miles2 Days         
8,348 ft AEG
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Joined Lee, Dave and Spencer for The Tabernacle and a float. Kathy helped us with the shuttle and started early from Lipan Point down Tanner Trail about 415am. We made really good time down to Tanner Beach arriving just before 8. Then started the Escalante Route to below Basalt Rapid and our put in spot. Filled up the packrafts and floated to Unkar Delta with some relatively flat water most of the way.

Portaged across Unkar Delta to avoid the rapid and checked out a ruin along the way. Once on the other side it was back in the river and another float to Rattlesnake Canyon and the approach to The Tabernacle. We took a break and setup our day packs. Then headed up what turned out to be a great trail all the way to The Tabernacle summit. Arriving on the summit just before 2pm it was pretty hot. The other goal was to hike Solomon Temple as well but based on the heat and time we decided to save it for another trip. We headed back down the same way and the beach to our boats. Took another break before starting the next float.

We had several more floats and a few portages rest of the way and eventually went to Hance. Great way to eliminate some of the extra hiking and enjoy some float time without messing with any of the rapids. Hiking out New Hance Trail was also great way to exit the canyon. Really fun trip and an interesting way to see this section of the canyon!!
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[ checklist ] Hance Rapids Solomon Temple
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