Lower Death Hollow | Escalante

Hiking Lower Death Hollow - Escalante Hiking Lower Death Hollow

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Overview

RATING: Class 3 / 4- Scrambling

Thu

Showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny. High near 93, with temperatures falling to around 89 in the afternoon. South southwest wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

93 | 65

Fri

Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

93 | 64

Sat

Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

94 | 66

Sun

Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

92 | 65

Mon

Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

92 | 64

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall
WATER: Generally wading to knee deep.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate

Thu

Showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny. High near 93, with temperatures falling to around 89 in the afternoon. South southwest wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

93 | 65

Fri

Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

93 | 64

Sat

Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

94 | 66

Sun

Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

92 | 65

Mon

Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

92 | 64

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Nearing the narrows - Lower Death Hollow - Escalante

Nearing the narrows - Lower Death Hollow - Escalante

Lower Death Hollow - Escalante

Lower Death Hollow - Escalante

The narrows of Death Hollow are spectacular, and often visited by a 3+ day backpack from the top. For those looking for a day hike, or short backpack, there is a sneak route. This hike visits some of the best narrows of Death Hollow without requiring an overnight. Those with enough energy can visit the final narrows from the bottom that are an oasis of pools and cascades.

Be warned, however, the short cut comes with a price! The route in requires good route finding skills and persistence. It is often cairned, but seemingly just as often not. Also be warned that, while not as much as the upper sections of Death Hollow, this hike also contains a fair amount of Poison Ivy. Unlike higher up in the canyon, in this section of canyon it is mostly avoidable with a sharp eye. Still, long pants and sleeves are prudent.

You will notice on the hike many piles of cut tamarisk and Russian olive near the river. Land Managers and volunteers have been working together to remove these invasive species from the area. It is a large and long term project, but is really having a positive effect on returning the river back to its more natural state.

Typical Scenary - Lower Death Hollow - Escalante

Typical Scenary - Lower Death Hollow - Escalante

Best Narrows - Lower Death Hollow - Escalante

Best Narrows - Lower Death Hollow - Escalante

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