A few shots from my recent trip to Escalante, taken with a Pentax Optio WPi. Enjoy!
Sara wading a small slot in Coyote Gulch after she and I dropped in (the rest of our crew hiked around it). Most people skip this and hike around it. A small waterfall drop is required to enter it, and it's committing - you can't go up once you drop! And you can't scout the slot, either. It's short, thankfully, and there are only two waist-deep holes in it, which can be, how shall we say, strategically jumped...
Lower Coyote Gulch. Big walls.
Jacob Hamblin Arch.
Dawn at one of our camps, this one is just above Coyote Natural Bridge.
Walter Yates, the Utah State University Arts & Lectures Coordinator, in his TarpTent Cloudburst.
Sunrise shot, same camp.
Me, getting ready to waltz through Coyote Natural Bridge.
John Louviere, USU ORC Director, doing a little tennie scrambling.
Walter in a very comforting orange place.
Wading the v-v-v-ery cold Escalante River en route up to our camp for the night.
Sunset from our camp in Stevens Gulch.
My camp in Stevens Gulch, a bivy under a massive overhanging cliff.
Writing in my journal the next morning.
A poky thing.
An awesome morning reflection in the calm water of Stevens Gulch.
Our group heading back down the Escalante on our last day.