Hole-In-The-Rock 2005!

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Happy_Jack
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Hole-In-The-Rock 2005!

Post by Happy_Jack » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:58 am

Who's in? Say April 2005. I'll have pizza and cobbler. Maybe even some real chili ( not that stuff from up north with tomatoes and beans in it) :D
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Post by Happy_Jack » Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:52 am

I decided on Saturday April 16th to start this thing. Meet outside of Bluff, UT that morning and run the driving part of the trail back to Halls Crossing Saturday and Sunday. Then go in HITR on Monday and come out on Tuesday.

I am available to to out early and stay later. There is lots to do in Utah so if you are intrested in something let me know and I'll do my best to work it in.

Here are some links.

http://broncoii.org/b2forum/viewtopic.php?t=2795

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/showt ... p?t=315931

http://fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24931

http://www.kcareaexplorers.com/forums/s ... readid=937

http://www.rrorc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19958
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Post by Happy_Jack » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:15 pm

We are still on for Monday April 18 going in and back out on Tuesday April 19. I'm still open to spend a little time in Moab before (I'd like to take a look at Poison Spider). And have been asked about the possibility of Hotel Rock after. Elephant Hill would be nice also.

I have the info on Halls Crossing. I have been told you need to contact Lake Powell Resorts. 1-800-528-6154 or 1-928-645-2433 and ask for "family units" at Halls Crossing Marina. Lake Powel was so low last year they shut down the ferry and marina last year. They even closed down the Ranger station. The airport should still be open with gasoline. Just might get a shower in Blanding to be safe.

I have a bunch of stuff going on this week. But I'll try to make contact sometime and see if there is any info for what is available this year.

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Post by Happy_Jack » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:46 am

Ok I called the 1-800 number for Lake Powell Resorts. The familay units are available and you can make a reservation. They sleep 8. They are three bedroom house trailers with I think 2 baths and a sleeper sofa. Full kitchen with utinsals and place settings. Cost is around $150 a night. Not bad if you can split it 4 ways. This is where I plan to get a shower Sunday night. They also have camp sites for RV's and tents also.

Right now I plan on camping on the trail near a place called the "Fort". Camping is on public land and is free. But bring everything you need with you. All that is provided is a place to park and a fire ring made from rocks. On my first trip to HITR I flat towed a heep behind my 1/2 PU to this location. After you cross the creek though it's time to lock in the hubs.

Still don't have before and after nailed down. My friends from Texas wants to go in on Monday. Out on Tuesday. Go up and do Elephant on Wednesday. Then Poison Spider on Thursday. So the plan is to camp/stay at Halls Crossing Sunday night. Camp near Cottonwood Hill at the end of HITR trail Monday night. Camp/stay near Halls Crossing Tuesday night. Camp/stay in the Moab area Wednesday and Thursday night. We might not make Moab Wednesday night. That's a big move and about 6hrs. on the highway plus Elephant and any other side trips. We were thinking about putting Hotel Rock in front of Elephant. Just have to wait and see.

As I siad I plan on camping on public land every night. But nothing is written in stone. Just keeping everyone updated. Showers are available in Halls Crossing, Blanding, and Moab. Lodging is available in those plus Monticello. Monticello may have showers I just can't remember taking one there. Fuel is available in those places plus the Airport at the turn off for HITR and the entrance to Canyonlands where we go in to do Elephant.

Trailers should be doable on this part of the trip.

If you want to make this trip and have something you want to do just speak up. I can't plan it if I don't know about it. And others may have the trip full with other requests if you wait. Just 2 months and 2 weeks to go.

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