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post #1 of 16 Old 09-03-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Moab UT , Blanding UT and SW Colorado . June 2012


Back of Lions back as seen from Hells Revenge .










Hells Revenge and Fins and Things .

End of a long day on the trail .








Hotel Rock trail south of Blanding .

Canyon Lands from Wagon Wheel trail .

Recapture resovoir .





Comb Was to the Snake House / River House .

Private slickrock playground .


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Abajo Mountain . Monticello UT .

On the way up to Geyser pass south of Moab .



Mancos Colorado Fire .




Lake Vallecito and Bayfield Colorado .

Bluff UT

Rt 66 Tucumcari NM .
This was our family trip this summer . Me my wife , 8 year old daughter and 5 year old son . We covered 11 states , 7000 miles and stayed out 24 days . Our plans for next summer are to head back to Utah and then on to Nevada and the Rubicon trail .

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Those are some great photos and scenery! Very nice and it looks like a fun trip!

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Look like a good time saw had by all. Nice pic's. Thanks for sharing.

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I so want to do a family trip like that. We talked about it as we traveled through Colorado and Utah this past summer....in the wife's Explorer. Did you drive the jeep, or did you trailer it behind and nice comfy motorhome?

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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

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Those are some great photos and scenery! Very nice and it looks like a fun trip!
It was a lot of fun enough so that we are planning a Rubicon trip for next summer .

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Look like a good time saw had by all. Nice pic's. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you enjoyed the pictures . My wife and I both like to shoot pictures and when someone enjoys them that makes it that much more worthwhile .

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I so want to do a family trip like that. We talked about it as we traveled through Colorado and Utah this past summer....in the wife's Explorer. Did you drive the jeep, or did you trailer it behind and nice comfy motorhome?
By comfy motorhome do you mean the 05 LJ family truckster ?
We drove out and back in the LJ . The ride wasnt that bad after I fixed the Under Armor buzz , just had to stop and let the kids play along the way . I remember you posting the pictures of the 'ploder on Onion Creek trail , it looked like it did well .

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By comfy motorhome do you mean the 05 LJ family truckster ?
We drove out and back in the LJ . The ride wasnt that bad after I fixed the Under Armor buzz , just had to stop and let the kids play along the way . I remember you posting the pictures of the 'ploder on Onion Creek trail , it looked like it did well .
The Exlporer did like a mile or so of Onion Creek and a hundred yards of Black Bear Pass.....I so wanted to be in the TJ.

I'm not sure the family would like the journey as much in the TJ. Kudos to you for pulling that off. I'm sure mine would rather be in a nice comfy motorhome, with the Jeep in tow...too bad we don't own one.

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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
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The long days heading west were monotonous ,but we were all comfortable . I would love to have a toter home or RV , but its hard for me to justify it as it would sit 11 months out of the year . Of all the times I have been to Moab this is the first time I didnt trailer out . I sold my tow rig and trailer last year , and while I do regret it a little the drop in outgoing funds partially funded this trip . Load everyone up and try a closer trip to see if it is doable ? We had all the kids stuff , tools , laptop , clothes for all of us , sleeping bags and a tent . The only limit to my wifes packing was the soft tops dimensions .

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looks like a real great time!
Moab and all that lies south of there is so much fun . There are trails for all types , and there is so many to choose from . Everyone should go once .

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Thanks , it was a lot of fun . Wish I was out there now instead of being stuck in NYC .

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Inspiring!
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great pics, what kind of camera?

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Thanks , its an amazing place .
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great pics, what kind of camera?
Most of the pictures were taken with my wifes Canon SX40HS Powershot . It is a pretty nice point and shoot that takes great pics . I got it from B&H Camera in NYC ... they have some awesome deals.

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