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post #1 of 672 Old 11-30-2012, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Moab Utah June 1st - June 14th 2013

I started this thread to work out the logistics of meeting up in Moab . In a few of the different build threads we have been talking about heading to Moab next year . A lot of folks are going for EJS , but with my kids in school I cant make it over Easter .

So June 1st - 14th me my kids and my wife will be in Moab . We will either stay at the LaQuinta or Canyon Lands Campground . Sometime around the 10th we will probably head down to Blanding to visit friends and hit some of the lesser known trails . Around the 15th we plan to head back east through the Ouray/Durango area and hit a few of the high country trails .

Thats the loose plan for now , and I know it will change as we go along . I will save the next post to keep the trip details updated as they change .


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Moab 2013 Itinerary

Saturday - June 1st . Fins and things . It is a great sampling of what Moab has to offer and can show the first timer what to expect .
Hells Revenge can also be run from here very easily or we could take Sand Flats up to Geyser pass for some summertime snow wheeling. Or we could run out Potash and go up Long Canyon trail . This is a mellow trail that goes up to dead horse point . Dead Horse is an amazing place to go see , and the views are incredible .

Sunday - June 2nd. Moab Rim trail . For whatever reason I have only hiked this trail . There are a few ledges on the way up that require attention , but once we are past those its not too bad . Lots of neat stuff up top along with lots of great views .

Monday- June 3rd . Poison Spider / Golden Spike ? For those so inclined we could run the spike all the way to Gold Bar Rim and Gemini Bridges . For those that dont want to run an 8 hour trail they could loop back around and go back down Poison Spider .

Tuesday-June 4th . Steel Bender . Really fun trail that follows Mill creek all the way south to Kens Lake . Very fun trail with a pretty big water crossing at the end .

Wednesday-June 5th. Flat Iron Mesa . This one is south of town a ways but has lots of different terrain . There is one spot I will bypass as it is exceptionally tight and the drop off is huge . But I will gladly guide anyone who wants to drive around the corner o' death .

Thursday-June 6th . Elephant Hill . Way south of town , you have to really want to wheel this trail as it is south of town by over an hour by the time you drive through Canyonlands to get to the trailhead . You will need to buy a pass from the park to run this one and it will be mostly the blind leading the blind as I have only hiked the first two miles of this trail as the rental car had no chance of making it up the hill .

Friday-June 7th . Hotel Rock trail south of Blanding . Its out there ... I mean really out there . But the trail is fun and there wont be anyone else there besides us .

Saturday-June 8th Snake house / via Comb Wash . Awesome Indian Ruins at the end of a sandy/ledgy trail . On the way back we could hit comb wash or the Moki Dugway .

The 7th and 8th are way south of town , but thats where me and my brother in law will be staying . Theres a chance we may stay in Moab for the week and go to Monticello on the 8th .

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Very nice. 2 friends from CT, 1 from MD and myself are planning to make a trip out West around this exact time frame if everything works out.

June is too far to plan for just yet but my initial plan is to ship my jeep out west while my friends drive out there and meet up in CO with gsup who lives out there. Wheel in CO a couple days then drive out to Moab. Im thinking Ill spend 7-9 days out west before heading back east.

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I'd like to meet up with you guys if the timing works out. I only live 2 hours from Moab and have only been there to wheel once (last September). I'll try to keep an eye on this thread
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Very nice. 2 friends from CT, 1 from MD and myself are planning to make a trip out West around this exact time frame if everything works out.

June is too far to plan for just yet but my initial plan is to ship my jeep out west while my friends drive out there and meet up in CO with gsup who lives out there. Wheel in CO a couple days then drive out to Moab. Im thinking Ill spend 7-9 days out west before heading back east.
I am hoping gspup will be able to make it over as I owe him many beers for all his help with my trailer .

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I'd like to meet up with you guys if the timing works out. I only live 2 hours from Moab and have only been there to wheel once (last September). I'll try to keep an eye on this thread
Thats kind of like when I lived at the beach , but didnt go in the ocean but once or twice a year ... If you dont make it to Moab , your welcome to meet up with me when I go south to Blanding as thats even closer to you and there are some great trails around Blanding .

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Thats kind of like when I lived at the beach , but didnt go in the ocean but once or twice a year ... If you dont make it to Moab , your welcome to meet up with me when I go south to Blanding as thats even closer to you and there are some great trails around Blanding .
Blanding is about 30 mins closer. Oddly enough I have been to Blanding to wheel more than Moab. What trails are you thinking of over there? IMO Hotel Rock is the only challenging one. It isnt real hard but it is pretty fun!
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I liked Hotel Rock , and I would like to run Elephant Hill / Beef Basin in Canyonlands . A lot of the stuff I have been on in Blanding isnt that tough , its more exploring and seeing Indian Ruins than anything .

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I was planning on getting out there right around this time so might be able to meet you as well. I would be going with two or three other jeeps from this part of FL. I think beginning of june is when they went last year.

They camped too, i couldnt tell you the campground but it was right in moab.

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I have a spot left on my trailer for late may, possibly early June next year.
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There's a good chance this timing will work out good for me. I've just got to find out what day the last day of school is. No matter what though.... I'm really gong to try hard to make this trip happen.

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I am hoping gspup will be able to make it over as I owe him many beers for all his help with my trailer .
I met up with Mike this past June in Colorado and wheeled a couple days, I know he's interested in coming out with us if we go back out. Btw, I'm the "1 from MD" AngryTJ is referring to I believe. Would really like to go back around early June next year if I can swing it financially again, was a heck of a trip!

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I'm so in.

Hoping you guys all make it the same week otherwise I'll be doing multiple short weekend trips so I can roll with everyone.

I always camp on Kane Creek Rd in free primitive sites a few miles past the pritchett trailhead and get a hotel the night before I leave so I can clean up before the drive back.

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Are you guys driving out from nc? That's a long drive, I've done it. But not in my jeep sadly

Edit: btw, I'm from graham, nc. I'm in Florida for college currently. Want to make sure I fit in over here in the nc section!

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I'm hoping to make it up that way early June as well. I think I'll be able to stay for a good four days.

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