Author Topic: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015  (Read 22966 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #90 on: Jun 28, 2015, 10:04:23 AM »
W
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:49:17 PM by liveoak »

SqWADoosh [OP]

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 10862
  • Male Posts: 2,417
  • Member since Oct '14
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #91 on: Jun 28, 2015, 10:16:44 AM »
We should find out when blackdiamond is going and invite ourselves. He seems very knowledgeable on the area.

I don't think he is going on a yearly basis. He is very busy with his kid these days. He watches this thread though so I'm sure he'll chime in on whether or not he is.

blackdiamond

  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1173
  • Male Posts: 4,928
  • Member since Dec '03
  • Crawlin with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #92 on: Jun 28, 2015, 12:33:45 PM »
I don't think he is going on a yearly basis. He is very busy with his kid these days. He watches this thread though so I'm sure he'll chime in on whether or not he is.

Having been to a roundup, I would do a shorter trip to Moab to save cash rather than canceling all together. The roundup was too crowded for me, but the event is fun in its own way.  The Rubicon was more of a check on the bucket list and Moab is a place that will completely suck you in.

I don't know when Moab will be on my calendar again. His year was the first after a four year layoff. It will likely be at least a couple of years before I could justify going back.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #93 on: Jun 28, 2015, 12:47:10 PM »
[
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:49:01 PM by liveoak »

blackdiamond

  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1173
  • Male Posts: 4,928
  • Member since Dec '03
  • Crawlin with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #94 on: Jun 28, 2015, 02:06:53 PM »
There is a vehicle and driver check associated with Cruise Moab so it's possible that there are difference restrictions depending on the level you are at.  BigMike did Hells Gate and the Escalator at this year's Cruise Moab and it sounded like he could have attempted Mickey's if he had chosen to do so.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #95 on: Jun 28, 2015, 02:17:38 PM »
I
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:48:50 PM by liveoak »

SqWADoosh [OP]

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 10862
  • Male Posts: 2,417
  • Member since Oct '14
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #96 on: Jun 28, 2015, 02:20:08 PM »
I went in 2011 http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=15014

How is it that BigMike and all the guys he was following on Hells Revenge did it then?

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #97 on: Jun 28, 2015, 02:41:42 PM »
V
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:48:40 PM by liveoak »

BigBluePile

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: -147
  • Male Posts: 229
  • Member since Feb '13
  • Conquering the toughest malls.
    • View Profile
    • YT
    • Buy me some coffee
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #98 on: Jun 28, 2015, 04:57:25 PM »
Bummer you have to cancel. I'd love to go back to Moab as its been probably 20 years since I was there.  However, I'd definitely rather go when it's not crowded.

Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk

'86 4Runner SR5 TRD 5VZ-FE
...slightly modified from OEM...

blackdiamond

  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1173
  • Male Posts: 4,928
  • Member since Dec '03
  • Crawlin with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #99 on: Jun 28, 2015, 06:07:04 PM »
Bummer you have to cancel. I'd love to go back to Moab as its been probably 20 years since I was there.  However, I'd definitely rather go when it's not crowded.

Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk



I don't think Moab is very crowded outside of the Safari itself and the half marathons. The UTVs were a new addition for me this year, but they thin out the farther away from Moab you are because it requires a trailer excluding most of the rentals.

1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #100 on: Aug 19, 2015, 08:46:24 PM »
s
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:48:30 PM by liveoak »

jangelfire

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: -1
  • Posts: 334
  • Member since Jan '15
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #101 on: Aug 19, 2015, 09:44:46 PM »
Gonna be hot as ballz!

jangelfire

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: -1
  • Posts: 334
  • Member since Jan '15
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #102 on: Aug 19, 2015, 09:45:15 PM »
Nite wheeling bfe will be fun!!

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #103 on: Aug 19, 2015, 09:58:27 PM »
i
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:48:17 PM by liveoak »

SqWADoosh [OP]

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 10862
  • Male Posts: 2,417
  • Member since Oct '14
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #104 on: Aug 21, 2015, 09:31:41 AM »
some friends and I are still going to Moab for labor day weekend if anyone wants to meet up. wheeling Sunday and Monday September  6th and 7th. probably staying at area bfe. its the wet wheelers trip with no wet wheelers.

 :headshake:

blackdiamond

  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1173
  • Male Posts: 4,928
  • Member since Dec '03
  • Crawlin with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #105 on: Aug 21, 2015, 01:55:46 PM »
:headshake:

It's ok, area BFE is a cool place, but not quite the same a the true Moab trails in my opinion.  That's more of a buggy ORV park.  Not where I'd choose to spend my time after a drive from WA, especially on your first trip.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #106 on: Aug 21, 2015, 02:00:00 PM »
i
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:48:06 PM by liveoak »

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #107 on: Aug 21, 2015, 03:28:45 PM »
i
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:47:56 PM by liveoak »

SqWADoosh [OP]

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 10862
  • Male Posts: 2,417
  • Member since Oct '14
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #108 on: Aug 21, 2015, 03:30:41 PM »
im planning on running the trails Andrew wanted to run. it will make them that much better  :yupyup:
i wonder what it would be like to run a single trail with 180 other trucks with only one way in......... not

You really like needling me don't you.  :slap:

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #109 on: Aug 21, 2015, 04:14:39 PM »
i
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:47:44 PM by liveoak »

SqWADoosh [OP]

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 10862
  • Male Posts: 2,417
  • Member since Oct '14
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #110 on: Aug 21, 2015, 04:26:05 PM »
i was trying to be subtle about it but blackdiamond keeps trying to make you feel better.

LOL I can't wait to meet you. I think me and you are going to get along very well. Not enough ball busters these days. Too many people worried about hurting feelings.

blackdiamond

  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1173
  • Male Posts: 4,928
  • Member since Dec '03
  • Crawlin with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #111 on: Aug 21, 2015, 07:49:14 PM »
im not offroading at bfe,  just camping there. didn't want to spend time finding a campground on labor day weekend that wasnt full. i may stay closer. can you recommend a free camp area that doesnt fill up where a tow rig can be safely left behind?

I have always stayed at the KOA in a cabin in recent years with the exception of one year we stayed at Archview.  The first few years we stayed at the Super 8 and have stayed at the Sleep Inn when my wife was along.  I'm not a fan of car camping and insist on getting clean after a day on the trails.

1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #112 on: Aug 21, 2015, 09:15:59 PM »
I
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:54:14 PM by liveoak »

liveoak

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 137
  • Male Posts: 120
  • Member since Mar '08
    • View Profile
Moab Trip Report
« Reply #113 on: Sep 09, 2015, 10:40:20 PM »
T
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2019, 05:47:30 PM by liveoak »

SqWADoosh [OP]

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 10862
  • Male Posts: 2,417
  • Member since Oct '14
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip Report
« Reply #114 on: Sep 10, 2015, 04:18:50 AM »
The first annual Washington Wet Wheelers Moab trip was a huge success.I tell you, those Wet Wheelers really take the "leave no trace" motto seriously. It was like they were never there.
This was a quick trip to Moab and consisted of 2 main trails per 2 days. The first was "The Moab Rim Trail".This trail is pretty scary at the beginning which is also the end going straight
up the side of a cliff from the river bottom consisting of several legdes to climb and descend. Probably wouldn't be as scary if you were not on the side of a steep cliff.
The second day was spent on "Seven Mile Rim" not too difficult but amazingly beautiful.
We camped at "Area BFE" and I really liked it. I prefer more remote camping and this fit the bill. True Moab backcountry. Weather was great. A little warm mid day but clouds would give relief and the nights were cool.
I can't wait for the second annual Wet Wheelers Moab trip.

See ya at the roundup.  :sly:

blackdiamond

  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1173
  • Male Posts: 4,928
  • Member since Dec '03
  • Crawlin with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Moab Trip September 4th - 12th 2015
« Reply #115 on: Oct 27, 2015, 02:28:43 PM »
The first was "The Moab Rim Trail".This trail is pretty scary at the beginning which is also the end going straight
up the side of a cliff from the river bottom consisting of several legdes to climb and descend. Probably wouldn't be as scary if you were not on the side of a steep cliff.
The second day was spent on "Seven Mile Rim" not too difficult but amazingly beautiful.

On one trip we managed to come down the Moab Rim in the dark.  One guy had issues with his headlights and was using a flashlight from the drivers seat.  We often reminice about this trip but have not repeated it.  There is an off camber section between the Devil's Crack and Z-Turn that I had never taken the low line across in the light of day but realized that I did just that coming down in the dark when I dropped on the big ledge just below and my internal GPS realized where I had just been.  It didn't feel bad at all, but I still don't take that line...

Seven Mile Rim was a first for me on my last trip.  It was never high enough on the difficulty list so it kept just missing the cut.  I finally wanted to see Wipe Out Hill (not a big deal) and loved the trip.  The views are great and you get to traverse a lot of different terrain types.  We finished the day by doing the Pickle that isn't too far from the exit.  That definitely was the cherry on top for the day.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

 
 
 
 
 

Related Topics

0 Replies
818 Views
Last post Jun 12, 2005, 07:54:16 PM
by seanc
25 Replies
5765 Views
Last post Mar 16, 2015, 07:26:45 PM
by blackdiamond
11 Replies
2867 Views
Last post Apr 29, 2009, 03:59:55 PM
by red
0 Replies
734 Views
Last post Mar 24, 2015, 12:40:07 PM
by Rocksurfer
295 Replies
40324 Views
Last post Jun 01, 2015, 12:07:02 PM
by LittleSteve