I posted a topo map with the route I took last fall. I believe the other topo map is a little misleading. You leave the main trail much sooner (not far after crossing Rumble Creek) than is indicated on the other map. If you try to find a trail close to the South Fork of Rumble Creek, you'll most likely end up on a game trail that will peter out. Yes, I've done it.
Also, the route on the other map indicates that you'll drop way down into the basin south of the upper lake after climbing that ridge. Thankfully, the trail doesn't go into that basin, it follows the ridge up around the southern summit, Point 8852, so you really won't be losing all of the elevation.
(See reply below Linda's comment...)
MTcutts is right. The trail takes off just past Rumble Creek crossing. We climbed Holland Peak on September 19, 2009 and I tracked our route on my Garmin GPS. I will post the JPEG of route if possible on SummitPost to replace the incorrect map. Great day with awesome views. Saw mountain goats above Upper Rumble Lake. Climbed Sunday Mountain the following day in snow squalls.
Thanks for the info! At first I didn't see to what you were referring, and so didn't make the correction. NOW I see it, and have put in a new topo/route map. I'm going to be completely redoing the Holland Peak page this winter, and am glad to have the corrected info!
I think it would be helpful to move the "Getting There" section that talks about getting to the trailhead in front of the "Route" section. I re-read this again after my earlier vote and had to hunt for the directions to the trailhead. Just an idea but I think it decreases confusion and makes the page easier to read.
Thanks, Blake, for the suggestionand consider it done....
Page is still scheduled for a relatively major overhaul.
(Also, I'm sending you a PM....)
that makes the reading a lot easier.
"..... After about a mile of mostly level hiking (it's a good trail), you come to an unmarked junction, with trail 192 continuing ahead, and the route to Holland Peak veering off at a 90 degree angle to the left. There are no other junctions prior to this..."
This is inaccurate and miss leading. There is a Game trail, a well beaten game trail, before you get to the Creek. I went up that trail and it fades to nothing.