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Coyote Creek Cascade

I saw this scene in March 2007 in a brochure for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and I set out to go and photograph it. At the Interagency Visitor Center in Escalante, the ranger told me that it was in Coyote Gulch.


So, in August of that year, I made a day hike into the gulch, going upstream from the creek's confluence with the Escalante River. It was to be a 12-hour hike, and after six hours I would turn around and retrace my steps in order to be back at the truck by dark. I never saw this little cascade.


Last week I hiked the rest of the gulch, starting at the Redwell trailhead and heading downstream. I found the cascade about a tenth of a mile upstream of my turnaround point in 2007.


It looks better when more water is flowing in the creek, but you get what you get. I was glad to have found it.

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Taken on August 1, 2011