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    Default Hole in the Rock trail - the hard multi-day out & back route



    Not to be confused with Hole in the Rock road, which runs east from Escalante to Lake Powell. That road is easy (extremely wash board) and I ran it solo last winter. Hole in the Rock trail is on the exact opposite side of Lake Powell and is very remote and a difficult 35 miles to end near Lake Powell. I want to do this trail, not sure when but itís bucket list worthy and Iíve been eying it up for a while.

    https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails...the-rock-trail

    Perhaps this winter or in the spring 2022

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    If the timing is right I'd be up for this.

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    Looks like fun, if I can I'm in.

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    Is there a map that's not behind a paywall?

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    Jim previously posted:
    "Is there a map that's not behind a paywall?"

    I texted the gxp file to you this morning, Jim
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    Basically this is 70 miles round trip, and there are lots of videos on YouTube. It sounds like most people spend 2 nights camping while doing this trail. Itís about 8 hour trip from Palm Springs, CA and about 10 hours from Boulder, CO so kind of a mid-point. (Iíll be living in Palm Springs this winter). That adds another two night of camping, making this a 4 night camping trip.
    November could be good but doubt Iíll be able to go this November ó but maybe. March, April and May look to be great weather so spring is probably best time for this. Whoever might be interested in planning this, let me know thoughts on timeframe and letís plan something!! During the week would be ideal but Iím up for anything and have the flexibility to go anytime given planning ahead!!
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    I am interested....if it matters, March and April would be out as I am working/living in Montana for the winter, which leaves more like May for next Spring. This November could be a possibility, but have to check the exact dates - say mid-November would probably work.
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    FINOCJ previously posted:
    "I am interested....if it matters, March and April would be out as I am working/living in Montana for the winter, which leaves more like May for next Spring. This November could be a possibility, but have to check the exact dates - say mid-November would probably work."

    Where in Montana are you working/living? My wife and I went to University of Montana and had our first child in Missoula. LOVE Montana!!!

    Iím leaning towards early to mid-May because holidays and stuff. However, if everyone likes mid-November best I could try to make that happen. This trail just looks really fun and remote, my two favorite things 🤣
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    Former Montana resident as well. Belgrade near Bozeman for about 5 years.
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    RockyMtRebel previously posted:
    "Where in Montana are you working/living? My wife and I went to University of Montana and had our first child in Missoula. LOVE Montana!!!

    Iím leaning towards early to mid-May because holidays and stuff. However, if everyone likes mid-November best I could try to make that happen. This trail just looks really fun and remote, my two favorite things 藍"

    I've worked many winters in Big Sky (something like 24 years) and we have a small place their now - but no garage. I lived for a number of years in West Yellowstone with friends and made the daily commute (about the same as coming from Bozeman, but without the traffic). My friends still have their house there with a big garage, so sometimes I can work on winter jeep projects there (like the sm465 last winter), but its never convenient trying to work in someone else's garage. Besides, once prime winter ski season hits, I work 6-7 days a week, so time off is minimal.
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    I'd be flexible Nov or May.

    I recall the turn off for the highway on the Hanksville to Moki Dugway trek.

    I'd be curious to do the ferry trip as well (if running).

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    Hereís a great video trip report.

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    Any permits needed?

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    Yes, $30, 7 day pass for Glen Canyon NRA
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    The week of Thanksgiving is often an ideal week for me to wheel out that way.

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    RockyMtRebel previously posted:
    "Yes, $30, 7 day pass for Glen Canyon NRA"

    Thx. No need to schedule / obtain permits in advance like you did for Maze District campsites?

    Dispersed / free-for-all camping the rule for this trip?

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    No advance booking like Canyonlands. Dispersed camping the whole time!
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    I have Nov. 17-21 blocked off from work without any plans so far, aside from that I can probably work out anything except Thanksgiving week. Here's the permits https://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/fees.htm

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    Spent some time down the rabbit hole on this trail, it looks awesome.

    A little "brotastic" but some good footage of the major obstacles. I disagree with their food choices.



    I love the ferry! I grew up in NYC and lived on SI for a while, we'd take our cars to the St.George ferry terminal and put them on the boat to Manhattan. It was a sweet ride past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, but everytime we'd say it was the last time we're ever bringing a car to Manhattan...



    These guys struggle with parts the wranglers walk through, but kudos to them for doing it.


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    Reviving this one, I like to plan well in advance. So I know itís far off but Iím thinking May - temps should be nice for camping. This far in advance Iíd love to start getting folks who are interested altogether and start targeting dates!

    Its about 9 or 10 hours from the front range to the start of this epic trail. Iíll probably be coming from Palm Springs so itíll be 10 1/2 hours for me. Iíd like to plan 4 nights and have plenty of time to explore and not be in any hurry.

    Iíll just throw a random date to start and happy to change dates to make it work for interested parties!

    How about Iíll start with May 12-14th (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights). Anyone interested?
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