We'll be doing a 3 week trip in Southern Utah/Northern Arizona in September. We'll be doing a two day/one night hike in Coyote Gulch, everything i've read seems to suggest that water sources are fairly good but it'd be great to get a little clarification...
We're planning to do the loop route from the 40 mile water tank, in via Hurricane Wash and out at the crack. We'll be carrying in water for the first day but will most likely need to stock up for the second day. I have the National Geographic "Canyons of the Escalante" topo map, which marks a spring about half way down into Hurricane Wash. Is this correct? I can't find a whole lot on the net about this one? This one is probably not a big issue as it's fairly early on in our hike and we'll still have plenty of water on us at this point.
Once in Coyote Gulch, I read that there are several springs and seeps around Jacob Hamblin Arch and a few others further down stream, does this sound right? Are they reliable and flowing all year round? We'll probably do it anyway to be safe, but do they need filtering?
Any tips or info you can provide would be great. Thanks for your help!