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Our club ran Hole In The Rock last weekend. Probably the most interesting & exciting multi-day run I've yet participated in. I was trail leader and had a great group of experienced wheelers along. Here's a link to a Photobucket album I out up this evening, with photos in chronological order. Put this one on your tails bucket list!

http://s160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/sok66/Trail Run Shots/Hole In The Rock Oct 2011/

Special thanks to Pam Ramsey for the majority of the on-the-trail shots.
 

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Nice pics on both threads.

This one sums it up for me. You are really in the middle of nowhere and I know this spot is not hard but if you messed up you are fawked that far away from anywhere. It was kinda weird when I ran that trail with just two jeeps and no maps etc.



I like that LJ.
 

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Lol, I'd just passed through that one when this was snapped and remember thinking the same thing. There are a number of these spots along the way, one was right past our campground on the second day, way off camber, with a big hole on the right side. My passenger saw it and went "hey, I'll spot!", jumped out pronto. No real issue but a butt clincher for sure.

I wouldn't have wanted to do that run without some maps & coordinates. Your trip report was a big help, as were a number of other ones post the 2006 washout of Lake Canyon. For anyone reading this, in fall 2006 the old trail was washed out by a massive flood at Lake Canyon. Since then the county connected the Nokai Dome road with Hole In the Rock west of Lake Canyon. Veterans say the new route is a bit bigger challenge. So, if you're planning on running the trail be sure to disregard trip reports pre-2006, as they'll not even get you started on the right trailhead.
 

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That is a great looking run and some really nice pics, thanks for sharing. I wish i lived in an area that had that sort of geography.
 

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cool pics! I might need to join this club now that I am in Durango.
 

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By all means, Creeper Jeepers Gang meetings are first Tuesday of each month at the fairgrounds annex building.
 

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There are a number of these spots along the way, one was right past our campground on the second day, way off camber, with a big hole on the right side. My passenger saw it and went "hey, I'll spot!", jumped out pronto. No real issue but a butt clincher for sure.
I remember the spot you are talking about. I have functional acrophobia, I don't panic but I don't like it and I rather just get it over with, you kinda have to living in Colo really. My wheeling buddy of close to 10 years knows this and the bastard always stops if he is front of me right when I am sitting somewhere like that spot to fawk with me. It's an ongoing joke, well... more funny for him really :)

Normally I have my wife with me, she would have walked a few places. Wheeling out here keeps her fit, she walks a lot :laughing:
 

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Lol, that's cold! My passenger on day 2 had driven his rig out with a friend and planned to run the whole trail. Morning of day 2 his buddy's dog was sick from scrounging camp food the night before. He decided to stay in camp all day with his dog, so Joe rode with me and spotted both ways for everyone. I was kidding him that on every gnarly obstacle he jumped out like the Jeep was on fire. He's a very experienced driver, works for one of the Silverton, CO tour companies in the summertime. We couldn't have been in better hands.

Coming back over that one nasty ledge Joe said my inside rear wheel was in the air..YIKES! If you roll on that obstacle you'll end up about 500 ft down in a canyon. The rig will be there 100 years from now, too, 'cuz short of a helicopter there'd be no way to get it out of there. Might want to do some trail work on it before it washes out completely.
 

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We're all ready to go back & run it again. If you have a chance to run it, by all means do so.
 
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