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Moab 2014 trip report
05-10-2014, 11:10 AM,
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Moab 2014 trip report
I'll post this here so non-members can get a feel for what Moab Utah has to offer. It truly has something for everyone.
Pete had horrible luck with the electronics on his jeep this trip, so he actually only got out on two trails, but was able to check out some of the other awesome sights while there.

Arches National Park on the first day. We had our Jeeps in at Moab 4x4 Outpost getting scheduled work done. I was getting 4.88 gears and Alloy rear shafts installed and Petes was getting rear wheel bearings and seals done.

I recommend Moab 4x4 Outpost to anyone needing work done, Steve and the guys are great.

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Pete loving the red rock

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Kids are having fun too
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05-10-2014, 11:15 AM,
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RE: Moab 2014 trip report
Hells Gate on Hells Revenge Trail.
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And up the other side
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Pete trying it his way
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I don't recommend Pete's way. I'm trying to get a video of me driving it up on here.
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05-10-2014, 11:26 AM,
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RE: Moab 2014 trip report
This is optional "tip over challenge" at the end of Hells Revenge. It's a lot more off camber than it looks. I bypassed it last time we where here, but felt confident enough this time to drive it.
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More great scenery just off the highway to the east of Moab
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View from Top of the World trail.
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Pipe lining US style. And they wonder why they have problems. This is a 12" steel line.
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Road crossing, better put some dirt on it.
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Looking down on the Colorado river from Dead Horse Point.
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Long Canyon Road, from Dead Horse Point
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05-10-2014, 11:30 AM,
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RE: Moab 2014 trip report
Took in the 22nd annual car show, some sweet units there, including this Cummins powered hauler
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The Rat Rods are the coolest I think, but there was lots of shiny stuff too.
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05-10-2014, 11:31 AM,
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Then, we drove up Kane Canyon rd as far as we could with Pete's dually to check out the area. We decided to do the trail up the canyon after talking to some other people at the trail head.
We quickly caught up to another group of stock rigs and passed them, only to find our friends from the "Moab Friends For Wheeling" club that we helped fix a trail and wheeled with 4 years ago when we where there.
In this picture is the legendary Ber, who helped map every road in the Moab area. He drives his yellow, almost stock (except for ARB's) YJ everywhere, and makes it look easy. He is turning 90 years old this year.
This Mitsubishi was stripped of it's VIN # and plate and left after a flash flood destroyed it. BLM (SRD) was there with the club, found a VIN that the owner didn't know about and will deal with it from here. The club members, Jeff, Melissa and others that I didn't get their names, drug the vehicle out of the creek where it will wait for possible helicopter removal, depending on the owners pocket book. It may come down to the club cutting it up and hauling it out in smaller pieces.
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Then we drove the rest of the trail with them. Super nice people.
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05-10-2014, 07:54 PM,
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On that run, we met a guy named Dave, from Maryland.
He has a sweet black LJ, just like ours, and had been there for 3 weeks already, but just didn't want to go home.
We talked a bit and then decided we should run Metal Masher together. We had never been, and he had gone a couple years ago, so was fine with running it again.
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He wanted to try the optional "Widow Maker", so we went, but the bottom was dug out so much, he couldn't get his back tires to the rock wall because his spare tire was dragging.
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05-10-2014, 07:56 PM,
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And the great little cabin we stayed at. This is the Moab KOA, nice new cabin with a great view.
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Here is another one from Top Of The World. Nothing like standing on a rock that's supported by nothing, and it's a few hundred feet to the canyon below!!!
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Famous Goonie Bird
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05-10-2014, 09:54 PM,
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Looks like you guys had some fun Smile Wish I could have been there with you...maybe next year.
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05-10-2014, 10:05 PM,
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Wicked trip it looks to be. Not gonna lie a little jealous
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05-11-2014, 11:10 AM,
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RE: Moab 2014 trip report
some more random pics
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05-11-2014, 11:13 AM,
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Even though the weather was a little chilly, it was still a good time.

Need to start planning for the next trip. August of 2016 will be the date, so start getting your junk ready for a good time!!!!!!
Reliability is the key, tire size and lockers is very optional.
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05-11-2014, 01:13 PM,
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O the wife's off in august
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05-11-2014, 05:41 PM,
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(05-11-2014, 01:13 PM)wmd Wrote: O the wife's off in august

Perfect, you're in then................
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05-11-2014, 05:55 PM,
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If I can save enough cash I would love to come
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05-21-2014, 06:55 AM,
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Awesome pics!! Definitely can't wait to get back down there.
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06-10-2014, 09:47 AM,
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Great pics! Makes me want to go back. Aug 2016 eh?................
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