The Historic

The Historic "Mail Trail"

Backpacking across the naked slickrock of the "Mail Trail" between The Towns of Escalante and Boulder, Utah. Into the 1930's, the small, isolated community of Boulder was one of the last post offices in the United States to recieve it's mail by mule train. The "Mail Trail" crosses Death Hollow by way of a steep and precipitous route. Occasionally a mule would fall from the trail, thus the canyon gained the name, "Death Hollow." Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. Click on image for full sized version.
Mountain Jim
on Sep 2, 2006 11:59 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Informational,  Scenery
Image ID: 221975


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lcarreau - Apr 26, 2008 1:00 am - Voted 10/10

Looks like a

great backpacking trip, Jim!
I used to fish with my Dad at
Lower Bouns Reservoir in the
Dixie National Forest. There
used to be some real whoppers
in there. I knew about Death
Hollow, but I never knew how it
got its name. Nice history !!
- Larry

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 28, 2008 10:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like a

Thanks, Larry ...
Death Hollow is one of my favorite canyons in the vast Escalante Canyon systems.
Peace, Jim

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