This past weekend I had the opportunity to join up with a couple of folks from the Wyoming and some friends Casper who had moved to Wyoming a couple of months before I did to make the trip out to ‘Hole in the Wall’. I wasn’t sure at the time heck I wasn’t sure till a little after 900 on Saturday morning if I would make the trip as I had a service appointment to fix the alignment on my vehicle. Luckly, though the others in the group had planned a late start from Casper which gave me the chance to still be able to meet up with them for the trip.
As soon as I got my vehicle I made a B-line for highway and head on south to the start of the ‘Hole in the Wall’ trail. I wasn’t quite sure where I would meet up with them on the trail since they were already on the road and I had been texted Beau that I was on my way. With maps in hand I made it to my turn off and started on down road for 40-45 miles of dirt road travel. My route would take in from the north down CR 51 (also known as TTT road) to CR 111 and then on to CR105 crossing scenery that reminded me a lot of southern Utah .
As luck would have it I made it to CR105 in a decent time and received a text from Beau that they were just ahead of me a little ways down the trail. Somehow in the middle of nowhere I had cell phone service if ever so briefly to let them know I was right behind them.
Many opening and closing of gates later I meet up with the group to start the hike on back to ‘Hole in the Wall’.
Photo’s up till this time:
Start of the route
Abandoned truck along the way
Start of CR105
Abandoned house along the way
Nearing the trail head
The only marker in the area.
Once arriving at the trail head we made our introductions to one another and headed on down the trail.
A herd of Poghorn was across this valley.
Headin on back.
As we neared the end the trail we weren’t sure what we were going to expect. I had done some reading on this area before coming to get a general idea of what was at the end of the trail but I was still surprised to not really see any sign that this area was used Butch Cassidy, the Wild Bunch Gang and various others. Needless, to say the views were great.
We were able to find a path of the top to see more of the area.
Doing the photography thing
A look of our group coming down the trail and relaxing on a rock.
After coming back down the group took a rest to rest our weary feet and to grab a bit of food before headin on back to our vehicles where we would spend the next hour or so talking back and forth before heading home.