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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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Lj Moab Oct. 5-9

What trails would be good for a stock Rubicon that is a daily driver? My brother and I will be in Moab Oct. 5-9 and will be driving from Alabama so we need to keep the carnage to a minimum. Thanks.

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Unread 09-29-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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For great views and zero risk of carnage check out Shafer Trail and Long Canyon. Both are accessed from Potash road as you head out of town towards Arches NP.

Fins N Things has some great slickrock. I did it in my LJ with a 2.25in BB and 31's and had no problems. Looking back now I probably could have taken some more aggressive lines but mine is a DD too and I needed to get it home in one piece.

I hear that Hell's Revenge is doable too in a stock Jeep with taking care to use the bypasses on certain obstacles.

Hopefully Cliff333 will chime in as he lives in that area and knows a lot of the trails. Do a shearch for his name and you'll see some great trail reports from him.

Also check out these 2 reports by Yoda13:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/t...2009-a-861961/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/7...2009-a-861965/

Both of them look stocker friendly with low risk of damage.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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Fins N Things is one of the trails we were hoping to do and it sounds like we should be able to. We will check out the others as well.

We have the book by Charles Wells but we are just looking for additional info.

Thanks for your help.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 10:25 PM   #4
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Moab is a great place but if you all don't act now, it won't be there.
Less than 48 hrs For Moab Hearing - 9 MILLION acres slated to close! - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board
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Unread 09-29-2009, 11:21 PM   #5
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I plan to be in Moab again from about the 5th thru the 9th as well. I'll be wheelin' in Colorado prior to that.

PM me your number & I'll give you a call so we can meet-up & do some wheelin'.

Where do you plan on staying at?

I'll be at Canyonlands Campground which is ~150 yards from City Market.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 12:12 AM   #6
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NAXJA is having their 10th Annual Fall Fling during that same week. So you should see plenty of Cherokees in town. I'm sure they wouldn't mind you tagging along on some of the trail runs.

I usually go to the Fall Fling, but won't be able to this year. Fins N Things is definitely doable with a stock Jeep. Last year, we took my buddy and his LR3 on the trail and it did just fine.

Hey Joe Dillard - How you doing? We met at Jeff and Gina's wedding reception a few years back.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 07:28 AM   #7
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Joe - We are staying at the Bighorn Lodge. I'll PM you my number. Is City Market where groups gather in the morning before they head out?

Johnny - We don't mind tagging along with Cherokees if they will have us.

Thanks for the replies. We are heading out Friday morning.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 08:34 AM   #8
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I'll be in Moab for 10 days with my brother and a buddy, getting a doubler installed in SLC Friday then finishing the trip down. 2600km one way. Hope the weathers decent, we have snow on the ground this morning. Don't get me wrong I love riding powder in the mountains on my Summit but don't want to see it in September. We'll be in a Jeep Green unlimited JK with a Teraflex lift and bumpers (British Columbia plates)
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Unread 09-30-2009, 04:16 PM   #9
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Hey Joe Dillard - How you doing? We met at Jeff and Gina's wedding reception a few years back.
Yea, IIRC, it was in Huntington Beach - right?

I'm doing well - I'm headed to Colorado & Moab tomorrow.
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Joe - We are staying at the Bighorn Lodge. I'll PM you my number. Is City Market where groups gather in the morning before they head out?
Nice talking with you.

Yea, City Market is a popular meeting place due to parking & folks can pick up supplies, sandwiches etc.

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I'll be in Moab for 10 days with my brother and a buddy, getting a doubler installed in SLC Friday then finishing the trip down. 2600km one way. Hope the weathers decent, we have snow on the ground this morning. Don't get me wrong I love riding powder in the mountains on my Summit but don't want to see it in September. We'll be in a Jeep Green unlimited JK with a Teraflex lift and bumpers (British Columbia plates)
Hope to meet you there!

Here's my POS. I'll be staying at Canyonlands Campground - I'm not sure of the campsite number till I get there. It's near/across the street from the McDonalds towards the south part of town & a little south of City Market (and across the street from Moab Brewery too ).

Look for the white Ram 3500, Lance camper, trailer & white YJ.

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Unread 09-30-2009, 04:21 PM   #10
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You should be able to do Hell's Revenge with a stock Rubicon.

I can't wait for next June when all the Grand Cherokee's are out there for Grand Slam West, such a fun time.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 05:03 PM   #11
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Look for the white Ram 3500, Lance camper, trailer & white YJ.

just don't get too close... he sometimes forgets to drain the septic tank.



Joe, tell Wally "hey" for me. Tell him he needs to get his rear out here!


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just don't get too close... he sometimes forgets to drain the septic tank.
All septic tanks have been sucked dry.
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Joe, tell Wally "hey" for me. Tell him he needs to get his rear out here!
Will do Randy! I agree, I've invited him out west several times, but life keeps getting in the way.

Remember the chick (Val) that wheeled with us on Billings (pic below) who drove her YJ? I met up with her during King Of The Hammers this year.

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Remember the chick (Val) that wheeled with us on Billings (pic below) who drove her YJ? I met up with her during King Of The Hammers this year.

yup! she's an awesome wheeler! that day was a kick!!!
Wish I was going... have a safe great time!
Might haul the junk up to the Con next weekend, so maybe my season is'nt done yet... but really want to get back to Moab soon!

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