This will be a large event with several groups getting together. Please feel free to invite your lovable friends.
Location: Escalante Outfitters (http://www.escalanteoutfitters.com/)
Campsites, Showers, Pavilion, a small State Liquor "Store", Gear Shop, Restaurant
Cost: Campsites: $10/night per person (pay us) We have a special rate so if you call and get told a different price, that is why. Please book asap because Mountain Hardwear rents the entire place one weekend every April. If we get enough early bookings we won't have to share.
Cabins: $45/night (fits 2 people) (pay Escalante Outfitters and forward proof to Hosts)
Please book early we would like to have the entire place to ourselves. April is when they start to fill up so we need to be on top of it.
Drive: 4-4.5 hours from SLC
Possible activities listed below.
Please comment with activities that you prefer to do. People that want to lead activities should contact the Host to get you and your trip added to the list.
Devils Garden (http://www.naturalbornhikers.com/trails/devilsgardengs.html): 3-4 hours, easy
Calf Creek Upper (http://www.ajroadtrips.com/go/t/utah/escalante/upper-calf-creek-falls): 2 hours, Intermediate, 110ft. waterfall
Calf Creek Lower (http://www.everytrail.com/guide/lower-calf-creek-falls-in-grand-staircase-escalante-national-monument): 3 hours, easy, ends at 125ft. waterfall
Red Volcano (http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g56980-i78045621-Escalante_Utah.html): 2 to 6 hours (depending on access point) ends at large volcano looking rock formation.
Golden Cathedral (http://www.annestravels.net/neon-canyon/): 6-8 hours, Three holes dropping through a large dome structure.
Petrified Forest (http://www.utah.com/stateparks/escalante.htm): Petrified trees.
Non Technical Canyons:
Peek a boo and Spooky (http://www.yourhikeguide.com/2013/01/14/peek-a-boo-spooky-and-brimstone-gulches/)
Zebra and Harris (http://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/harris_wash/canyons.html)
Coyote Gultch (http://www.wildbackpacker.com/backpacking-trails/coyote-gulch/): Long day/overnighter, requires some 5th class scrambling.
Red Breaks Canyon (http://www.toddshikingguide.com/Hikes/Utah/Escalante/Escalante9.htm)
Egypt 1 and 1.5 (http://backcountrypost.com/forum/threads/egypt-slots-1-and-1-5-bobo-escalante.271/)
Egypt 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q3SDov9YHQ) (short rap in)
Egypt 3 (http://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/egypt_3/canyon.html)
Neon (http://www.climb-utah.com/Escalante/neon.htm) (maybe, need early start)
Ringtail (http://www.climb-utah.com/Escalante/ringtail.htm) (maybe, need early start)
Drill Hole (maybe, need some special equipment)
Mountain Biking: TBA - We have not done any mountain biking here so we do not know the trails very well. If you have suggestions or want to organize some mountain biking please let us know.
Group Activities (outside of day trips)
Friday: Some people will be arriving at night, Options: Calf Creek, Gathering at the Pavilion
Saturday Night: Gathering at the Pavilion
Matthew McKenna (http://www.meetup.com/backpackers-128/members/9407167/) Andy Johnson (http://www.meetup.com/backpackers-128/members/12042294/)