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Hole-in-the-Ground

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Brimstone82 wrote a review Jun 2019
Timbuktu, Mali4 contributions3 helpful votes
I missed the sign on the highway and followed Google Maps onto a web of Jeep trails. This terrified my MIL, who was in the back seat. I started to feel like Clark Griswold in "Vacation", so we high tailed it out of there without seeing the Hole in the Ground.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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alanvoetsch wrote a review Jul 2017
Ruch, Oregon210 contributions43 helpful votes
Had a hard time winding our way through rutted roads but we finally managed to grab a peak. It looks cooler from Google Earth but it is an interesting stopping point if you're driving through on Hwy 31. It look like an impact crater a couple thousand feet across, maybe more.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Nancy H wrote a review Apr 2017
Bend, Oregon31 contributions15 helpful votes
After 4 miles on a rutted dirt road we arrived. The geology of the area was interesting but the hole was not.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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jim a wrote a review Aug 2016
Roseburg, Oregon105 contributions83 helpful votes
With the tall Douglas Pine all around and deafening quiet the large hole is cool to do photos, travel around (with enough clearance on your vehicle), enjoy solitude and camp out nearby. The hole itself is huge and looking down one sees tiny trails w-a-a-a-y down where those who've ventured must've looked like ants from the rim. Had to make the High Desert Museum before days end, but would've loved to go below.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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4snickers wrote a review Jun 2016
Portland, Oregon235 contributions63 helpful votes
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We heard about Crack in the ground and since we were out we gave it a try. There is an 8 mile gravel road that can be flooded, snowed, or have large potholes so it is not for the risk averse! Also there really are not many facilities, (restos or gas) or anything else near this area. Can be terribly hot in the summer and brutally cold in the winter! But if you continue on to the parking spot walk about half a mile you come upon this natural wonder where the locals would come to make ice cream in the summer months as the ice sometimes would not melt in the bottom of this 75 foot hole. Kids and adventure seekers love climbing over the rocks and I love all the formations from the lava flows that once blanketed this area. The verdant greens, the shadows, the dearth of other people and the lovely coolness at the bottom are all reasons for me to explore. Also the area is home to amazingly large junipers and wildflowers. Jackrabbits are plentiful as are chipmunks on the road into the area so be alert. Bring water as it is Very dry out here. There is a porto potty at the trail head. This is NOT handicap accessible. You need to be able to climb large boulders and keep your balance. Also the rocks can fall from the walls as seen below. So be aware at all times, otherwise enjoy! Photographers delight!
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Date of experience: May 2016
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