I’ve done that plus a little bit adding boat and truck. The biggest part was the “orchestration” to make it all happen with about 20 boys and various modes of transportation.I’ve hiked to the Escalante River down Coyote Gulch via Hurricanes Wash from Hole in the Rock Road. That’s about 13 miles each way, and call it 11 to Coyote Bridge. A fantastic backpack trip. You’d also see Jacob Hamblin Arch along the way, which is even more impressive.
From the lake,you won’t get any farther than Explorer Canyon (10 miles from the mouth of the Escalante) before you have to walk. As others pointed out, the challenge will be getting past logs and mud where the lake ends. From there it’s about 8 miles or so to the mouth of Coyote Gulch, then another 2 to get up to Coyote Bridge.
I would love to try this someday, but it’s not a casual walk in the park...but worth it I’m sure!!
That sounds fantastic...those guys are lucky!I’ve done that plus a little bit adding boat and truck. The biggest part was the “orchestration” to make it all happen with about 20 boys and various modes of transportation.
Hurricane Wash, Coyote Gulch, Escalante River to Lake Powell, a few days boat camping, then on by boat to Hole-in-the-Rock, up to a waiting truck and back to Hurricane Wash. A “loop”. It was epic. The “boys” still talk about it 20 years later whenever I see one of them