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Unread 05-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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Easter Jeep Safari Photos and More

I went out for Easter Jeep Safari this year (first time for Safari) and spent a total of 21 days from Moab to Lake Powell to Durango and Silverton. I based out of Moab and trailered my motorcycle out. I took a few days (break from wheeling after Safari) to do some riding in Colorado (Durango and Silverton) and ride the Durango-Silverton steam train. I really enjoyed the time.

Ok here's some links and a few photos to look at.

Click Here for Easter Jeep Safari '06 Photos

Click Here for Moab-Durango-Silverton Photos

Click Here for more Moab Photos

From Toyota the FJ Cruiser's were on the trail during Safari


It was rough being there


Me on a water crossing, Hole in the Rock Trail


Scenery was ok


View from Top of the World

Click for larger panorama image

Just before the rollover (I caught it on video with sound)

Click Here for the Rollover Video, 9.7mb file

Primedia TJ napping


Riding the Durango-Silverton steam train, we hit a car shortly after leaving the station.


Rode the bike to Silverton

Click here for a larger panorama

Liberty shows a TJ (TJ was on it's side when we showed up) how to do Escalator


Ok enough I'll let you do the looking through my 3 1/2 week trip on your own. Hope you enjoy them.


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Unread 05-14-2006, 08:04 PM   #2
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Nice pics ! How did the FJ Cruiser perform ?
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Unread 05-14-2006, 08:14 PM   #3
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Nice pics ! How did the FJ Cruiser perform ?
Pretty good considering. It's well skid plated. One of the guys said the manual trans gearing wasn't low enough. One other strange thing I hear was when you lock the rear diff the traction control turns off completely meaning the front diff goes open. Not that a rear locker isn't a big help. There was one display at the vendor show showing a lift and bigger tires (33x12.50R17).




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that rollover looked painful. I take it the guy didnt have a good roll cage (or one at all). Was he ok?

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that rollover looked painful. I take it the guy didnt have a good roll cage (or one at all). Was he ok?

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Not really sure but if he had a cage it must have been made out of exhaust tubing. The stories I hear range from being released to dying on the way to the hospital. I do know that his head was touching the ground and had amnesia after being pulled from the vehicle. The Ford had at one time a sunroof which was removed and covered by plywood. On the first roll it fell out along with the windshield. When the roof crushed and came to rest on top his head was against the ground. It was through this sunroof opening that they pulled him out of. I can only assume he was pushed down to the floor.


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