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PostTue Jan 28, 2020 7:50 pm 
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I know this is a year old trip report, but hey, better late than never, right? It was done in January, so it's still relevant I think. It's a lot of drive for a little hike, but it's such a classic. Hope you enjoy the story and pics!
http://slowesthiker.com/blog/getting-stuck-in-the-hole-in-the-wall/
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PostTue Jan 28, 2020 8:47 pm 
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I wasn't carrying an overnight pack, but I don't recall the overland crossing at Hole in Wall being too difficult.  That was several years ago, maybe it's deteriorated.
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PostWed Jan 29, 2020 5:41 am 
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olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
... I don't recall the overland crossing at Hole in Wall being too difficult.  That was several years ago, maybe it's deteriorated.

Maybe you caught it low tide?

The one time I went, several years ago (2006), I was able to go through and back just in the nick of time, since the tide was rolling in:


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PostWed Jan 29, 2020 7:30 am 
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GaliWalker wrote:
Maybe you caught it low tide?

The one time I went, several years ago (2006), I was able to go through and back just in the nick of time, since the tide was rolling in:


What I'm referring to isn't going thru the Hole at all.  It's just east, probably always above the tide line.  Kind of a muddy little chute, can't remember if there is a rope in place there.  Definitely not one of those rope ladders though.  Climb about 20 or 30 feet up onto a little bluff, then immediately back down the other side.
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PostWed Jan 29, 2020 8:18 am 
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There is (was) an easy bypass trail over the ridge behind the hole. Hence his use of the word “overland”.  But the beach itself is almost impassable at high tide, with waves crashing right into the driftwood.

https://www.thewanderingqueen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Rialto-Beach-and-The-Hole-In-The-Wall-Washington-2-of-3.jpg

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PostWed Jan 29, 2020 9:52 pm 
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olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
I wasn't carrying an overnight pack, but I don't recall the overland crossing at Hole in Wall being too difficult.  That was several years ago, maybe it's deteriorated.

Maybe I'm a whimp, but it looked like a pain in the ass to me. I mean, not like horrific, but with a heavy pack...not fun. And I had a heavier than usual pack, since it's such a short hike. Like "I think I'll bring my ukulele" heavy  embarassedlaugh.gif
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PostThu Jan 30, 2020 8:43 am 
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Kellbell wrote:
Like "I think I'll bring my ukulele" heavy  embarassedlaugh.gif

Oh, that uke was really weighing you down no doubt.  hockeygrin.gif
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PostThu Jan 30, 2020 10:21 am 
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You’re a plucky girl, Kell. smile.gif
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PostThu Jan 30, 2020 5:47 pm 
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Nancyann wrote:
You’re a plucky girl, Kell. smile.gif

I see what you did there...plucky...ukulele... clown.gif
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