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 DomePoison Spider / Golden Spike / Gold Bar Rim - Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Start of Poison Spider
Golden CrackHells 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
Myself and Blackdiamond