mark, I would try to get good beta before I went, since I don't think it is warm enough at night yet. However, if you do make the trip and get hosed you shoiuld know that a friend and I have run the lower gorge at a "too low/not runnable" level. It at least makes it so it isn't a complete bust. Then high tail it to Glenwood springs and for Monday aftrernoon/tuesday and back to BV. The individual rapids in Escalante are runnable well before the inbetween water, but the flat inbetween the two gorges is horrible without decent flow.l.