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Old 10-06-2011
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Camera 2011-10-06 Hole in the Rock Trail aka Mormon Trail, Utah
We leave in just a few hours for the "Hole in the Rock Trail", Utah...

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34 miles each way, through some of the most uninhabited, unspoiled land in Utah. It follows part of a much longer route blazed by Mormon missionaries driving covered wagons during the winter of 1879-80 from Escalante to what would become the town of Bluff on the San Juan River. The Hole in the Rock Trail is often confused with the Hole in the Rock Road. Almost anything with tires can make it over Hole in the Rock Road; this is the much more rugged part of the emigrants’ journey that began after they skidded their wagons down the mile long dugway and ferried them all across what was then the Colorado River.



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I see you at the campground K-dude. Are you guys stepping off today or tomorrow?

Heck, are you guys even checking this while you are at the campground?!

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Unfortunately maddogjeeper (dennis) and I had to abort the trip due to mechanical issues. I had front driveline problems and maddog's transmission was problematic. I gave maddog a ride back home yesterday and he is driving back up with his tow rig to bring his jeep back home. Oh well....maybe we'll have better luck next time!
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Thanks, Grunt.

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Sorry to hear that Gear.
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Default a few pics....

waterfall in Mexican Hat



view from the Mokee Dugway



Clay Hills Pass along highway 276



indian ruins along highway 276



on the trail



ruins along the trail



cliff at graffiti camp



washout on the original trail



old half-track
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home, just got out of the shower, aaah
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We're home and showered too. Ahh is right! Great trip even though it was sad Maddog and Gear had to leave early. I'll get some pics up soon, this one warrents a trip report which may take me a few days so stay tuned.
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That was a killer trail, one of the toughest I've done. George
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A few pictures to get this started:






Yeah, it was much rougher than the reports we read...
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