We will be there the morning of the 26th. How about doing Golden Spike that afternoon?
I would like to do Golden Spike but I don't think it would be a good trail to start in the afternoon... this is quoted right out of the Guide to Moab, Utah Back Roads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails by Charles A Wells.
Time and Distance
Golden Spike, by its self is just 7 miles However, you must add 5.1 miles for Poison Spider , 3.7 miles for Gold Bar Rim and 4.9 miles for Gemini Bridges Road. Most of the route is brutal, hardcore driving. Leave early and plan to get home late. With mechanical problems, it is not uncommon to get stuck overnight so plan accordingly.
Now Well's does tend to get a little overboard with the tougher ratings but I still think if we are going to do it we should get an early start.
Jevon could you put Dad and I down for the trails that you have posted. We don't care which ones we do. We just want to get in as many as we can. I still can't talk him into Pritchert Canyon.
It is probably for the best.
What kind of rig do you have? lol Yeah it is probably for the best.
Now how do we put our EJS picks in as a group? I think you have made good choices in going from easier to harder trail.
I'm not sure how we register as a group - from what I read it just says to tell them we are part of a group when we register.... Dax, do you know? Perhaps we should have one person mail in all the registration paper work and payments together in the same envelope? How does everyone feel about my 2nd choices for EJS groups if we don't get our first choice?
This is what it says in the news paper...
A group wishing to stay together will be drawn into the lottery as if it were a single application, and all members win and lose together. ( Note that large groups may be at a disadvantage, whatever the system. A group of 15, for example, cannot fit on a trail that has space for 10, so it must be considered for a trail of lower preference, unless you instruct us on how to split your group)
It is easier for us if all group registrations are in one envelope, but we can combine separate registrations if you instruct us to do that. Confirmations for a group submitted together will be sent to the person who sent the forums.
Two more Steves? My buddy that will be renting a Jeep for 3 of the days is also named Steve. Lets go with Idaho Steve (rented JK), Missouri Steve Jr. (TJ), Missouri Steve Sr. (JK).
Haha three Steve's ohh my. My name is Dax by the way for anyone who doesn't know.