We had lofty goals in the spring of 2013. We intended to run the Hole In The Rock Trail, take the ferry across Lake Powell, and then run the Hole In The Rock Road to complete the entire thing. However, Glenwood Canyon was closed on the way there and the ferry wasn't working, so it wasn't meant to be. In 2014, we intended to run the other half.
We spent our first night in Escalante after checking out Wide Hollow Reservoir the night before. It's a gorgeous lake with a great campground next to it, and we planned on staying there during our next trip to Escalante. In the morning, we headed out on one of the streets and we were soon on dirt.
This was a great way to get to the Hole In The Rock Road. It skirted some farm land before taking us into the national monument. We knew there were arches in the cliffs, but we couldn't find anything.
We even stopped at a pull out and everyone got out with binoculars and opinions, pointing at random places. We stayed for a while and really tried, but we didn't see anything. For the rest of the trip, someone would point at something and say, "See that? That's not it." These arches weren't meant to be.
The weather was cool, but with a blue sky at the end of May we knew it would be a hot day. We enjoyed the ride through soft sand and dirt, and we soon found our way to our destination trail at Hole In The Rock Road. This is a great way there.