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Site 2, The Escalante River
The pioneers’ route east from the town of Escalante followed a desert corridor which was flanked by the towering Kaiparowits Plateau on the south and the Escalante River gorge on the north.  Although the pioneer’s route paralleled the Escalante River, the river was too distant and the surrounding terrain was too rugged for the pioneers to access it for water or grazing. 

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Hole-in-the-Rock/River Gorge - winter conditions, Lamont Crabtree Photo
Escalante River gorge
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Confluence of Harris Wash and the Escalante River, part of an alternate route established in 1881 which bypassed the Hole-in-the-Rock. Lamont Crabtree Photo
Escalante River gorge left to right with Harris Wash entering from above
Escalante River gorge at the bottom; Harris Wash entering above from the left. Lamont Crabtree Photo
Escalante River with Harris Wash tributary
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