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Canyoneering Adventure: Escalante Day Two

Little Death Hollow (cont.)
18 May 2021

On lands of the Southern Paiute, Pueblos and Ute Peoples designated as BLM/Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Southern Utah

Written by Angela Hawse, Eddie Bauer Guide

After breakfast, coffee and tea we packed up in beautiful light while Jules captured some imagery before setting off back up Little Death Hollow canyon and the 11.38 miles to the trailhead. Feet were a little sore and shoulders feeling it but we were stoked to have an entire new perspective looking up the canyon. Anticipating the drops we navigated would require some climbing and teamwork we pumped up our stoke for sharing the adventure with each other and agreed to take good care as we navigated the challenges uphill. Everyone did great although the difficulties were more than any of us anticipated from what we’d read or heard about the nature of LDH. So awesome to be challenged!

By the time we made it back to the trailhead at 4:30 p.m. our little doggies were screaming and we were pretty pooped, with a 2.5+ hour drive ahead of us. The next objective was to get a hustle on to get back to Escalante, get some dinner and find a place to set up camp on the other side of the Escalante River down the Hole in the Rock Road. Jules still had some camping shots he needed to get so we busted a move to make it to camp before sunset.

The remaining imagery from the overnight trip follows from Day 1 and Day 2, as well as some camp shots. What a spectacular place! Super stoked that Andrew pointed us here and we could not have been more stoked to share it together!

NAILAH BLADES

Eddie Bauer One Outside Guide

A marketing consultant and leadership coach, Nailah never thought of herself as an outdoorsy person. But when she found herself dealing with the stresses of building a new business, being a new mother, and living in a new state away from all her family and friends, she and her husband started exploring local trails. It was an epiphany. The outdoors helped her slow down, listen to her heart, and reconnect with her passion.

ANGELA HAWSE

Eddie Bauer Alpine Climbing Guide (AMGA/IFMGA)

Angela has been climbing, skiing and working full-time as a mountain guide for well over three decades. She’s one of the most experienced women guides in the industry, and one of only 11 female guides in the country to have achieved certification in all three AMGA disciplines of alpine, rock, and ski guiding.

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