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Unread 03-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #31
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Wow!!! What an incredible place! Chicken Corners, Lockhart Basin, Fins & Things, Hell's Revenge, Kane Creek Canyon and Picture Frame Arch so far. Hope to hit Top of the World and Rose Garden area tomorrow.

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Unread 03-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #32
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Wow!!! What an incredible place! Chicken Corners, Lockhart Basin, Fins & Things, Hell's Revenge, Kane Creek Canyon and Picture Frame Arch so far. Hope to hit Top of the World and Rose Garden area tomorrow.
Did you do chicken corners and then lockhart basin right after? Bit of a long drive huh?

Picture frame arch is cool too, if you get a chance to be in that area again i suggest hopping over to pritchett arch. Its not a difficult road to get there and is by far my favorite arch in moab. Its massive.

Can you let me know how Rose Garden is after your run it? Me, Boreal, and some other users on here are running it this Saturday
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Unread 03-19-2013, 11:30 PM   #33
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Did you do chicken corners and then lockhart basin right after? Bit of a long drive huh?

Picture frame arch is cool too, if you get a chance to be in that area again i suggest hopping over to pritchett arch. Its not a difficult road to get there and is by far my favorite arch in moab. Its massive.

Can you let me know how Rose Garden is after your run it? Me, Boreal, and some other users on here are running it this Saturday
Pretty long day for sure. The start of Lockhart Basin and the obstacles on Kane's Creek have been a challenge for my little TJ on 30's. Rose Garden Hill sounds even tougher.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 11:34 PM   #34
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Yeah that interchange from chicken corners to Lockhart was pretty sketchy. Particularly for my brother on 31s, no lockers, and limited experience. Props to you on 30s. Did you happen to stop by the airplane wreckage out there or see the observation building built into the cliff?
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Unread 03-19-2013, 11:47 PM   #35
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We didn't really stop for anything for fear of getting caught in the dark. The sway bar disconnects have been worth their weight in gold on this trip just to keep the tires in contact with the ground. By buddy's CJ-7 on 31'a and 2" lift has been amazing!
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Unread 03-20-2013, 10:29 AM   #36
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Pritchett Canyon sounds a little hairy for a wrangler with 30s. Never been on it, but all I read is to expect damage, and on-trail repairs. That roll-overs are frequent, and if you aren't experienced at repairing your vehicle on the trail you shouldn't do it. Is that an exaggeration? My XJ has a 6.5 lift, 32" tires and a rear locker.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #37
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Ran Onion Creek, Fisher Towers out to Rose Garden Hill but didn't run it. Just too much for a TJ on 30's. There are about three ledges where anything less than 32's, 2+" lift and locked would struggle. We did run Top of the World as well. Spectacular view! Over 100 miles today. Seven Mile Rim tomorrow. The weather has been fantastic.
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Ran Onion Creek, Fisher Towers out to Rose Garden Hill but didn't run it. Just too much for a TJ on 30's. There are about three ledges where anything less than 32's, 2+" lift and locked would struggle. We did run Top of the World as well. Spectacular view! Over 100 miles today. Seven Mile Rim tomorrow. The weather has been fantastic.
Awesome thanks for the report back. Definitely getting stoked for this weekend.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 10:06 AM   #39
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Pritchett Canyon sounds a little hairy for a wrangler with 30s. Never been on it, but all I read is to expect damage, and on-trail repairs. That roll-overs are frequent, and if you aren't experienced at repairing your vehicle on the trail you shouldn't do it. Is that an exaggeration? My XJ has a 6.5 lift, 32" tires and a rear locker.
Pritchett Canyon is my favorite trail in Moab (excluding BFE). I think a TJ on 30's would have to be winched or pulled up just about everything. Last year we took a TJ on 33's locked in the rear and we had to pull him up the bottom of Chewy, rocker knocker, axle hill and rock pile bypass. 35's and locked shouldn't have an issue though.
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Thanks for confirming that. I figured that was the case. I was a bit surprised it was even suggested given the description of the rig.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #41
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I think they were suggesting Pritchett Arch, which is an easy dirt road if I remember correctly...
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Unread 03-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #42
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It was a little colder than I 'm used to experiencing in Moab, but the weather was still great for March. It was sunny both days. The Jeep performed well. It was a short weekend at Moab. My step-dad is on dialysis 3 days a week, so it is hard to get away for too long. He has never been on any hard-core wheeling, so it was great to get him out, and sometimes, behind the wheel.

The first day we just spend about 4 hours on the "Dome Plateau" trail. A more scenic trail where I did 95% in 2-wheel drive. But we loved it.






The second day we took our sweet time on "Hell's Revenge" (my absolute favorite trail). Normally we do in about 3 hours, but I think we took at least 5-6 stopping to enjoy the view, watching other rigs, and even trying my hand on "Hell's Gate" obstacle for my first time.






Not sure I'll ever do this again without a spotter, but I did this day.


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