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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Moab March 9th - 14th

March 9th I headed out to Moab for 5 days with a few local Jeepers and my roommate tagged along. This is the 2nd time I've been to Moab in a Jeep, but my first time driving as the last time I was just along for the ride. The weather was beautiful with temperatures in the 70's and sunny. However the wind did pick up on about the third day.

Trails that were run:
Fins N' Things
7 Mile Rim
Tusher Tunnel
Kane's Creek
Hells Revenge
Potash Road
Long Canyon

I was the only one in a TJ/LJ, everyone else had JK's and there was one heavily modified Commander XK.

THis Ferrari 599 was in the parking lot of the hotel (La Quinta) when we arrived



Upon arriving mid afternoon on Friday we ran the short loop of Fins N' Things before sundown, followed by Baby Lions Back to get warmed up. We finished up the longer loop on Sunday after running Kane's Creek.













The infamous Crown Vic followed us up Baby Lions Back:



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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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The first full day we were there we ran 7 Mile Rim. The Commander had run it before so he found a different group to run with that day. We ended the run a side trip to Tusher Tunnel







Uranium Arch:





Silver Crack







Tippy Spot:



Tusher Tunnel:

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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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Day 2 we met up with some other people that someone in our group knew and ran Kane's Creek.

The trail is eroding away in parts:













Roughest part of the trail:





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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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On Monday we ran Hells Revenge. Such a fun trail. Everyone did Hells Gate and Tip Over Challenge.











The Commander went first on Hells Gate (This guy wheels the thing hard and has some brass balls for sure). It took a minute and nearly flopping to find the right line.













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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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We all ran through the Car Wash, and the Commanders' co-driver decided to try Hells Hot Tub. After a valiant attempt he was winched out.



Tip Over Challenge was interesting. We spent too much time debating whether to try Escalator and ended up at this obstacle with the sun right in our eyes.





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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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Half of the Group headed home Tuesday, while the rest of us were going to run Potash Road to the Shafer Switchbacks and make the loop through Long Canyon. After making it to the gate for the Switchbacks we found that it was locked, meaning we had to turn around and head all the way back. Once back to the main road we ran Long Canyon backwards to get to Dead Horse Lookout and Canyonlands Nat'l Park. We found out once in Canyonlands that there was still snow on the switchbacks and they were planning of open them the next day. The Next day we went home, but not before spending half a day in Arched Nat'l Park.

Balanced Rock:



Thelma & Louise Point





Lunch near Muscleman Arch



Long Canyon:





Shafer Switchbacks from above:



White Rim below:





Delicate Arch:



Overall it was an amazing trip and I can't wait to go back. Now that I've got a lot of the scenic, easier trails out of the way I want to do some more challenging stuff. There were 100's of photos taken along with GoPro Video this is just a small selection.
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That looks like fun. Someone needs some discos though...
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Great pics!

Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing, awesome!
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Unread 03-29-2012, 09:15 PM   #10
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I've been in Moab a lot this year. Your pictures are awesome, what a great trip!!
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Love the photos! Such great scenery in Moab
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Unread 03-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #12
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Awesome photos, do you have a link to the rest of the photos and videos taken?
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Unread 03-30-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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Awesome photos, do you have a link to the rest of the photos and videos taken?

I have the photos that my roommate and I took, I haven't (and don't know if I will) upload the photos everyone else took. Haven't uploaded any of the video yet.

http://www.rendelldesigns.com/gallery/v/2012/03-09-14/
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Unread 03-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #14
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Looked like a good time! Nice Rubi LJ! (Red too!)
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Some of the best pictures of MOAB wheeling I have seen. Thanks for sharing.
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