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Team: South
Thursday, September 12, 2002
Back on Dry Land
The trekkers of Team South disembark from their comfy houseboat and hike up the Hole-in-the-Rock Trail to the plateau above the lake where they will be met by their BLM host for the bumpy ride along the Hole-in-the-Rock Road to camp at Calf Creek. The support team takes the houseboat to Bullfrog Bay then drives on to Calf Creek.

Hole-in-the-Rock was named by Mormon pioneers who set out in the fall of 1879 from central Utah to start a new town in the southeastern part of the territory. The 250-strong group of men, women, and children underestimated the ruggedness of the country and when the wagon train reached the Colorado River, they realized that it lay in a canyon 2000 feet below them. They spent weeks widening a crack in the rim and building a road to the river where the wagons were rafted across. The journey, which the pioneers expected to take six weeks, eventually took six months.
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