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Moab 2017

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Glasken, December 28, 2016.

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      plans changed staying at koa 18-22
       
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      Bugger!!

      We had one of our explorers bust a transmission on the way up to flagstaff. WAiting on a tow. We may end up staying overnight in Flsg before continuing to Moab.
       
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      Just checked in at koa
       
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      We will probably end up in Moab tomorrow around ten Am. Little late for the meetup at the City Market. Tower Arch is on the menu.

      We'll check in at the KOA first.
       
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      Has anybody made it to moab
       
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      We made it!! Just checked in. We are at D9.
       
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      Game plan is to meet at the City Market tomorrow at 7am for food, fuel, and drivers meeting. We'll pick a trail st the meeting and head out by 8am.

      We also have another group checking in at 10pm coming from flag.
       
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      Wishing everyone safe travels and great wheeling! :pumpkin: Please post pics to the forum:chug:

      Also, if dinner plans need to be updated significantly please let me know so I can pass on the info.
       
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      I think our group have finally all arrived and gotten settled!!

      If you are at the KOA, stop by D9 for some early morning coffee at 6am. If not we'll see you at the City Market at 7am!
       
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      Early this morning we were greeted by some fresh snow in Flagstaff! Very pretty, but we are glad it's warmer in Moab!

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      Gassing up at the City Market. We will be in the parking lot across from the Starbucks sign.
       
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      So how's it going? The suspense is killing me :)
       
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      It was the best trip ever. Took my winch off and loaned it to glasken. Then after we got him turned around. I pulled a idiot maneuver got stuck in 4 feet of snow shock mount fell off. Forgot to retighten the bolts. Emergency brake was non existent. And my brakes went out on my way home. Typical trip for me. As soon as i resize a few of the pictures I will post them.
       
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      Was the snow in Moab??
       
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      We survived!! K&Q were awesome and helped out a bunch when hubris got the better of me and lead us into a snow-packed trail. Hardest green rated trip ever. Lots of fun though once it became apparent that we could get out by winching.

      We spent Monday doing Chicken Corners and Fins and Things. Fins took out our token jeeps exhaust system, which we fixed with some ratchet straps and a hose clamp. My rear springs finally gave up the goat and we have to repack them on the trail with a floor jack and...some ratchet straps (they are like my zip-ties, I use them for everything).

      We spent Monday night up at our usual camp spot and are currently at Denny's getting ready to head back to AZ.

      Certainly the most memorable trip to Moab yet! Pics to come!
       
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      Here is a couple from the La Sal mountains. Where the fun began. Really was not that bad seemed everyone was happy and calm. There were a few jokes made from time to time to ease the tension.

      After a few hours of digging someone was asking about the winch we were figuring how much recovery length we had. I was asked how hard to wire the winch couple wires a few bolts good to go. That is when we decided it would be easier and safer to just take the winch off carry it down bolt it up and wire it up.

      last photo was the only group photo i have. when i figure the soft ware to the gopro out i will post a few videos of playing in the rocks. if anyone knows of easy editing software let me know.

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      Snow can definitely be challenging!

      Any photos of the rigged up winch??
       
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      i don't have one glasken might have one. he had a winch bumper just bolted it down with the cables hanging out of the hood. My phone and camera had dead batteries.
       

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