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Moab 3/20 to 3/24 2011
« on: Mar 28, 2011, 12:39:58 PM »
We left Denver @ 5:30pm on Saturday, 3/19.  It was Josh (blue xtra cab Toyota), Blake (00XJ) and myself.  Josh was getting death wobble on the way out so we stayed in the right lane most of the drive out.  We rolled into Moab early Sunday @ 1am.  We were planning on staying at Sand Flats but it was completely full (big half marathon with 5000 people in it).  So we headed out to Area BFE to camp.





Our first night campsite at BFE.  Just pulled into the upper parking lot and threw down the tents.  The wind was nasty all night and ended up blowing all day Sunday.


Behind the Rocks, Sunday March 20th, 2011
On the dirt road out to Behind the Rocks, Josh's truck had some issues.  Found out later that the road in wasn't the correct way to Behind the Rocks.  We ended up cutting into the trail about halfway through.




La Sal Mtn. range










Bottom of White Knuckle Hill













How we got Josh's truck back to camp and Moab for 2 days. 


Moab Rim - Monday March 21st, 2011


Blake climbing Devil's Crack


Blake up the Z Turn



We had quite the scare after getting up the Z turn.  Blake jumps out and trying opening the hood to his XJ.  We jumped out and there was a ton of smoke coming from the engine bay.  His battery had slipped about an inch and the metal battery tie downs were touching the positive side posts of his Red top.  We threw some water on it and talked about needing to get fire extinguishers for our rigs.





Slickrock Dome








Poison Spider / Golden Spike / Gold Bar Rim - Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Start of Poison Spider




The Waterfall


























Golden Crack








Hells Revenge - Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011









Bottom of Hells Gate




Escalator.  Took me 3 tries but I finally made it.  Thanks for the spotting Jon and Robert!! Took some mild body damage in the process but it was damage over damage so it's not really damage in my book  :razz:


Josh gave it is best but had to take a winch


We ran into Blackdiamond and CrankyCrawler on the trail at the Escalator.


Myself, Blackdiamond, and CrankyCrawler


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Re: Moab 3/20 to 3/24 2011
« Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2011, 12:41:51 PM »
Josh's pictures and video

























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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Vk7lcats8&hd=1
84 4Runner
Swapped EFI and a rebuilt 22RE
Marlin Dual Ultimate crawler
Marlin high steer
TG springs
5.29's, Aussie locked front and rear
39.5" Iroks on 15x10 2.5" backspaced wheels
109" wheelbase
Addicted Off Road 8 point cage
Addicted Off Road front bumper

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Re: Moab 3/20 to 3/24 2011
« Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2011, 07:23:49 PM »
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Re: Moab 3/20 to 3/24 2011
« Reply #3 on: Mar 29, 2011, 12:39:57 PM »
Very cool!  I can't wait to get out there in June!  That frame break on the X-cab looks scary!

I hope he didn't have to pay too much to get that thing welded up out there.  Last year when we arrived in Moab, we discovered that the shock hoop on my truck managed to somehow rip the frame and nearly come off at some point on the highway.  We originally went to some Jeep shop where were informed that they had a lot of lifts to install that day, so they couldn't get to it unless we showed up first thing the next day...MAYBE...at that will be $150...IF they can get to it.  :smack:  So on our way back to the hotel we were on a side street and saw a ton of mashed up Yotas out front of this place called "The Shop".  So we went in there, and the guy fixed it for $50 on the spot.  For another $30, he fabbed up some gussets and welded them on for me.  Super cool guys.  We were there for like an hour tops, so it didn't cut into our wheeling time at all really.  They don't run a really "high end" shop....kind of shade tree mechanic style...  but I wouldn't hesitate to visit them again.  Pretty good welds too.
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Re: Moab 3/20 to 3/24 2011
« Reply #4 on: Mar 29, 2011, 04:52:03 PM »
man, im diggin the bue ex cab!
85 ex cab, 31s, 22r pretty much bone stock.

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Re: Moab 3/20 to 3/24 2011
« Reply #5 on: Mar 30, 2011, 10:24:01 PM »
Killer pics. I'd bet it was even better than it looks! That frame break looks no bueno. I would hate for that to happen anywhere, especially Moab. It would ruin my trip lol. I wanted to go this year with some of the guys of Rising Sun but troubles with my motor held me back.
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