My one trip from escalante to whitewater was seriously tainted by mosquitos, so take this review with that in mind.
The scenery for the most part is nowhere near as nice as RHT. I don't remember the level, beyond that it was medium.
The rapids won't be an issue, if you've ever rowed a boat. A novice could have problems in an open canoe, beyond that it is super tame. We saw an aluminum canoe wrapped on a boulder within the one diversion structure to be aware of, which is a few miles in.
The scenery and hiking is excellent at the Dominguez creek area. It really is the only place to camp. There is another spot a few hundred yards below, that still allows access to the side hike, but is not nearly as nice. put on early and get the camp!
There are a lot of trains, but they are not as bad as those on the upper Colorado, cause they are just a little farther away.
We went in early to mid June and it was the most mosquitos I personally have ever had to deal with. I am not likely to ever do it again. They shouldn't be bad yet, though.
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