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Old 05-30-2011   #1
 
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Escalante Update 5-30-11

Hey I was just up in Escalante today (climbing - not boating) but the creek is HUGE right now. Very High! Saw some guys running yesterday - but only doing laps on the upper part. The lower gorge is probably runnable - but really stomping. Yikes!

Amazing that there is that much snow still up on the Plateau.

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We ran it saturday, upper only. It was pretty high, and even higher sunday morning. We didn't see a single boater all day. My guess is that it will run for a few more weeks. Amazing year for Escalante.

Speaking of muddy creeking, we ran Alkali Creek yesterday. It is also flowing "high" and is super fast and fun at this level. Definitely worth putting in if you're in the area. The outlet of the culvert was about 1/2 full, but the key is to look at the inlet, which was at least 3/4 full.
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Thanks Tom.
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