Lower Sand Creek, Llama drop camp
We make a camp near the confluence of Sand Creek and the Escalante River, which is a wild rugged place offering a steep river canyon, a clear spring in lower Sand Creek with miles upstream to explore, and a maze of slickrock on the flats north of the river. A short hike, about 3 miles, took us to our camp, and unlike other options like Harris Wash, the trailhead was reached just 30 minutes from Boulder. Like many of our explorations, this trip fell within the Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument.
Llamas carried our gear into a base camp, and came to haul out our gear when we were done. This gave us about 65 pounds of cargo per person, allowing for the comforts of chairs, tables, Coleman stoves, and a wine cellar. We engaged the services of Red Rock 'n Llamas for the hauling. We explored out from the base camp every day in day hikes. We spent five nights in camp, giving us four full days for day hiking.
Oct 8, 2009