Bad news from the Escalante River (low water, bad road conds)?
We were planning to leave Saturday May 18 for the Escalante River in Utah, but in the last 24 hours have heard a couple of reports that are making us reconsider.
We have a report of a party from Salt Lake, who I understand put on at highway 12, that they cut their trip short at Neon/Fence canyon, due to lack of water. This is a report from the last couple of days. They expected to see the amount of water increasing as they went downstream, but instead saw the amount of water decreasing. The gauge has been more or less unchanged at 5 cfs.
Excursions of the Escalante is not shuttling to Coyote Gulch Access Point (crack-in-the-wall) because of the terrible road conditions. They say the road has deteriorated with recent rains and she cracked her radiator head. There are bad washboards and sink holes. She suggested I call the visitor center to find out about current road conditions.
Yes, I will call the visitor center, but it does not sound pretty…….
Anybody with recent information?