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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #271
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This was me on 36 inch tires 6/17/05 so I was hoping there would be some snow left this time .


You are correct that you can run two or more trails some days .

Pritchett is a tough trail . If you run it expect some damage , same with Rusty Nail . Metal Masher is fun , and the crazy stuff has bypasses .



Kane Creek eats vehicles when it rains . If its dry it is a fun trail with just one rough section of ledges .
Pritchet and Metal masher are fun when your Jeep is built for it.
On Pritchet just don't be ashamed to use the winch anchors instead of banging and hopping trying to get up a few of the ledges on 35's you will most likely end up using your winch a few times. It's one of the more fun trails in Moab. The widow maker on Metal Masher isn't for the faint of heart either

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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #272
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If its there I will go wheeling in it and let the kids play . Its fun to load the floorboards up with snow and then have a snowball fight at the brewery . The snowballs would almost vaporize as soon as they hit the parking lot . There were a lot of confused people there after we finished up.
Thats funny. Big elevation and temp difference. Those pics of flash flooding in Kane Creek look brutal
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #273
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Thats funny. Big elevation and temp difference. Those pics of flash flooding in Kane Creek look brutal
We drove kane creek on our first Moab visit, week later during rain somebody's Jeep washed away and the person drowned. Not a place to be when it rains. Otherwise it's a really scenic drive
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #274
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Pritchet and Metal masher are fun when your Jeep is built for it.
On Pritchet just don't be ashamed to use the winch anchors instead of banging and hopping trying to get up a few of the ledges on 35's you will most likely end up using your winch a few times. It's one of the more fun trails in Moab. The widow maker on Metal Masher isn't for the faint of heart either
Widow Maker and Rock Chucker are big ...
Rusty Nail was no slouch , and I agree that Pritchett is fun but it is a trail that requires some working up to .



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Thats funny. Big elevation and temp difference. Those pics of flash flooding in Kane Creek look brutal
Geyser Pass holds snow for a long time , we might get lucky. The flash flood pics arent mine but I was up above there on the Anti Cline when the storm hit , it was like nothing I have ever seen in the Moab . This is the storm coming in .
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I've heard great things about Pritchet and Metal masher but also lots of warnings too
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #276
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I've heard great things about Pritchet and Metal masher but also lots of warnings too
Both are fun , and both have their tough spots .
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Would not be a bad idea to work out everybody's skill and comfort level.
None of the Moab trails are terribly hard, but the margin of error for things to go wrong is narrow. Hells gate is fun in a stock Rubicon but be off by 12" in the wrong spot and bad things do happen.
Everybody needs to understand, that bad things happen often on those trails.
This was my close call with disaster on Golden spike.
Both front tires were of the ground and it was moving to the right, some quick clutch action put things back on the ground, scared the crap out of me

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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #279
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Would not be a bad idea to work out everybody's skill and comfort level.
None of the Moab trails are terribly hard, but the margin of error for things to go wrong is narrow. Hells gate is fun in a stock Rubicon but be off by 12" in the wrong spot and bad things do happen.
Everybody needs to understand, that bad things happen often on those trails.
This was my close call with disaster on Golden spike.
Both front tires were of the ground and it was moving to the right, some quick clutch action put things back on the ground, scared the crap out of me

That is well said . How much foam did crackie chew out of the seat ? All the lines look nice and doable ... then a nice ledge becomes a nasty ledge . Great pic , and even more impressive that you drove out of it .
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #280
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That is well said . How much foam did crackie chew out of the seat ? All the lines look nice and doable ... then a nice ledge becomes a nasty ledge . Great pic , and even more impressive that you drove out of it .
Often a split second decision saves the day, it just has to be the right one. It shook me up for a minute or two then it was on to the next ledge. Did go around that one that day though
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Ya no need to make risky choices. Its a long drive home even longer for others
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Ya no need to make risky choices. Its a long drive home even longer for others
That's why it would be advisable to either flat tow or trailer your Jeep on very long trips to a offroad area. Makes the trip home after some sort of carnage a lot less stressfull
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #283
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Sadly not an option for me, unless I find out my car can flat tow the jeep

Just going take my time and not rush the obstacles
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Sadly not an option for me, unless I find out my car can flat tow the jeep

Just going take my time and not rush the obstacles
Just above all do not drive above your ability and do not get frustrated when you struggle with an obstacle. Those two things save a lot of trouble
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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:45 AM   #285
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Got some more pics from trip a few weeks ago. Approaching Moab...

On another note...my Moab trip may be cut seriously short by a possible move around that same week. Time will tell how everything develops. Lu I'm still game in CO for sure.
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