Start: 10/19/2017 End:10/23/2017
Difficulty: Moderate hike
Ever wanted to go explore the famous Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument? If so, you’re in luck because the lads are leading an epic trip into heart of the Utah’s Grand Staircase Escalante. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to fully experience this remote landscape that many do not get the chance to visit. This National Monument is super frickin’ cool and we are going to be in the thicc of it. This may also be the last time you get to visit the area while it is still considered a national monument.
We’ll head out late on Thursday afternoon and drive late into the night until we reach camp near Zion, but don’t worry you can catch some zzz’s on the way. The trek will begin on Friday and end on Sunday morning, and there will be a full day for exploring the canyon Saturday when we will see arches carved out by the river flow, a natural bridge, multiple little waterfalls, and towering canyon walls. We will be camping on the bends of the river; our route is in a remote part of a remote park, and it is not unlikely for us to be the only ones enjoying this spot all weekend. This should make for an incredibly serene experience.
David Gats – firstname.lastname@example.org (206) 604-9850
Luke Aguirre- email@example.com (949) 616-4253
Chris Hagist- firstname.lastname@example.org (432) 770-3272
Meet: Thursday 7PM at TroGro
Return: Monday 6PM
Cost: Member:$158 Non-Member:$198
Clothing: Expect temps to be in the 60s during the day, and somewhat chilly nights (estimated low 40s)
- Jacket (rain-proof)
- Layers for cooler nights
- Extra socks and underwear
- Hiking boots — required
- Camp shoes
- Backpack (multi-day pack)
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad
- Mess kit and bowl
- 3L of water
- Camera (optional)
- Some money for possible a food stop on Monday.