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post #1 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Taking the Jeep out to school in SLC finally. Was planning on shipping it and just flying out but decided this is an opportunity that I can NOT miss, so my girlfriend and I are making an awesome trip out of it, while saving some cash. Spent the few days prior to embarking fixing up the Jeep and getting all the loose ends tightened up.

The plan for the road-trip:

Sun 5/20 - Baltimore to St. Louis, 830 miles
Mon 5/21 -St Louis to Boulder, CO; 875 miles
Tue 5/22 - Spend the day in Boulder
Wed 5/23 - Boulder to Moab, camping in Sand Flats
Thurs 5/24 - Run Shafer Trail to Dead Horse Point for the night
Fri 5/25 - Long Canyon back to Potash, hike Corona Arch, drive back to SLC.

Excuse the photo quality, it's all either disposables or off of my phone...


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post #2 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 04:51 PM
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Welcome to utah!
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Day 1- Baltimore to St. Louis, MO.

14 hours and around 820 miles. Averaged around 14.5 mpg.



Day 2 - St. Louis to Boulder, CO.

Took about 15-16 hours including stopping for gas/food. Averaged a little closer to 14 mpg.


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Day 3 - Hung out around Boulder all day. Drove up Canyon Blvd to Nederland and stopped at Boulder Falls on the way. Than took Caribou rd. in Ned up into the mountains where it split into a few 4x4 trails.









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post #5 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Day 4 - Drove to Moab from Boulder. 375 miles and took us around 6.5 hours with stops. Went to Sand Flats rec area for the night, and ran the first half of fins n things the next morning.

Campsite

Sunset

Fins



Than we fueled up and headed down Potash to run Shafer Trail. It was pretty fun; long and mellow. Great views

Balanced Rock

Top of Shafer

Road headed to the switchbacks down there



Camped at Dead Horse State Park for the night.



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post #6 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Day 5 - Took Long Canyon back to Potash road, hiked Corona Arch and than left for SLC. Took a little under 4 hours got close to 16 mpg

"Pucker Pass"


The classic "under the rock" shot



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post #7 of 14 Old 05-28-2012, 11:20 PM
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Looks like a fun trip man.

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post #8 of 14 Old 05-29-2012, 08:17 AM
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Wheres the hardcore stuff lol.
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-29-2012, 06:54 PM
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This is something you will remember for years to come . Nice write up , thanks for sharing .

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-29-2012, 08:05 PM
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awesome. I took some similar trips. But yours had a jeep involved (i wish, XJ wasn't ready) and did some more light wheeling that I wish I could have.
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post #11 of 14 Old 06-01-2012, 10:14 AM
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Looks like it was an awesome trip! I'd love to be able to do this one day, from east to west!
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-01-2012, 03:04 PM
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Wheres the hardcore stuff lol.
He was by himself dude. You're an idiot if you wheel the hard trails by yourself. You don't need to do hard **** to have fun.
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-01-2012, 07:38 PM
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That looks real fun, the pictures are nice.
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-08-2012, 11:06 AM
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That's awesome! I'm planning on moving cross-country at some point in the future and I'm already planning a similar trip.

...takin' notes, yo.

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