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Moab 2001 Itinerary

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MOAB 2001 !
Explorers, We're Gonna Git It Awn ! :bounce:

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Potato Salad Hill on a lazy day :D

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS:
  1. mattadams - Matt Adams
  2. Anthon Beales
  3. Michael - Michael Bouknight
  4. WillieChu - Willie Chu
  5. riffman - Scott Colba
  6. Bcorff - Brian Corff
  7. Joe Dietz
  8. MuddWhore - Randall Dorn
  9. BamBam - Ron Douglas
  10. MrBean972 - Nick Ervin
  11. mude4by4 - Wade Gidney
  12. Jefe - Jeff Glancy
  13. Jason Gallardo & Noah Goodwillie
  14. Brett - Brett Grooms
  15. Guy Groves
  16. Kris Guilbeaux
  17. HIX - Jason Hixenbaugh & guests
  18. Rick - Rick & Char Horwitz
  19. RobbieJ - Robbie and Jim Jacques
  20. Brandon - Brandon Jacques
  21. GJarrett - Gerald & Hunter Jarrett
  22. David Jarrett
  23. Kampy - Todd Kampmeier
  24. Rand Martinez
  25. Matt McDermott
  26. C-McGee - Corey McGirr
  27. Justin McNeil
  28. dmeis - David Meisner
  29. Rustyspur - Gerry & Sarah Mitchell
  30. Alec - Alec Rosenbaum and Rebecca Kates
  31. Perry - Perry Schwab & family
  32. Paul & Clarice Schwab
  33. Jay - Jay Schimek
  34. Maniak - Mark Strickland & Yolanda Bay
  35. Brian1 - Brian and Jim Sumner
  36. leebo - Lee Tongate
  37. Wabbit - Warren & Christine
  38. Peter Weber
  39. ExplorerAuthorityGal - Jen Woodley
  40. mmpc - Chris Woodley
  41. climbnkd - James Young & family
Thursday May 17th - Monday May 21st, 2001
This thread is designed to be the central point of complete information for the Explorer Moab 2001 run. It will remain closed, but will be updated as new information develops. Anyone who desires to be a participant can provide their information and suggestions on the main thread and I will incorporate them into this post as needed. You may also email me direct at [email protected] with your information.
Preparation:
The following items are required to participate on this trip and are taken from the "Trail Equipment" article's "Required" list. It is suggested that you read the entire article if you have not already done so. Many other items are suggested and necessary besides the ones on this list. If this is your first time to run Moab, get ready for the fourwheeling trip of your life! Do not shortchange yourself and encumber others by coming unprepared. In addition to this list, if you have a stocker, make very sure you have skidplates installed before even thinking of showing up for Moab (hint ;) ).
REQUIRED:
· Water, 1 gallon per person per day minimum, 2 gallon minimum in summer.
· Card kept on your person with emergency contact info and medication allergies
· Personal supplies for at least twice the time you plan on being out:
If you are going on a morning trip, pack a lunch and trail snacks, beef jerky, fruits, dry/canned food, etc. If you are going on an afternoon or all day trip, assume you may spend the night in the vehicle and pack accordingly: medications, flashlight, batteries, matches/lighter, and blankets & gear appropriate to the environment, area, and season.
· CB: do not even think of showing up without one!
· Fire Extinguisher
· First Aid Kit
· Spare Key kept on your person
· Towstrap, at least 20', bare with no metal hooks/brackets attached
· Full Size Spare, lug wrench
· Standard Bottle Jack with 12" square wooden platform for use in soft ground
· Basic Tool Kit
· Fix-A-Flat and/or Tire Plug kit and air compressor (12 volt plug-in or other)
· Trash bag, for your own as well as other's trash
· Towpoints front and rear, frame mounted

Radio frequencies:
Once in town and while on the trail, these will be our frequencies. If you can tolerate it, we suggest you do not squelch your CB in order to maximize reception. During Moab 2000 a group of us on the "Top of the World" trail heard another Explorer in town (30 miles away and 3,000 ft below us) and tried to respond, but he had his squelch on.
CB: channel 1
2M Ham: 146.520 Simplex

Lodging and Moab Information: Support this site by linking through the main page "Explorer Bookstore" to 4x4 books and/or Amazon.com and purchase Charles Wells "Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails" and other Moab trail maps available through 4x4books.com. The Wells book, especially, is an absolutely invaluable resource for the trip and a "must-buy".
http://www.moab-utah.com/
http://www.4x4now.com/mu4wd.htm



LODGING
To Be Determined
RobbieJ
tiessen
Wabbit
Maniak
Jay
WillieChu
bcorff
Jason Gallardo
MrBean972
dmeis
Guy Groves
Anthon Beales
Rand Martinez
Justin McNeil
BamBam

Canyonlands Campground
C-McGee
Brian1
Rick and Char
leebo

KOA
Michael
MuddWhore
Kris Guilbeaux
Jefe
Alec

Lion's Back Campground
HIX

Riverside Oasis Campground
climbnkd

Arch View RV Park
MudE4x4

Motel 6
Joe Dietz
Brett Grooms

Sleep Inn
Peter Weber
Matt Adams
Rustyspur

Silver Sage Motel
GJarrett
Riffman
Perry
RobbieJ
Brandon
Kampy
ExplorerAuthorityGal
mmpc
Paul & Clarice Schwab

ARRIVAL
Wednesday 16th:
HIX
GJarrett
RobbieJ
Michael
WillieChu
MrBean972
Rand Martinez
BamBam
MudE4x4

Thursday 17th:
Perry
climbnkd (evening)
Brian1
Maniak
C-McGee
Rustyspur
Riffman
Kampy
Jason Gallardo
Rick & Char
dmeis
MuddWhore
Paul & Clarice Schwab
Jefe
Anthon Beales
Justin McNeil
Alec
mattadams (evening)

Friday 18th:
Wabbit
Brandon
Peter Weber
ExplorerAuthorityGal
mmpc
Kris Guilbeaux
Guy Groves
leebo

DEPARTURE
Sunday 20th:
HIX
climbnkd (evening)
RobbieJ
Maniak
Peter Weber
Rustyspur
Jason Gallardo
dmeis
Kris Guilbeaux
Guy Groves
Rand Martinez
Justin McNeil

Monday 21st+:
GJarrett
Perry
Riffman
Rick & Char
Brian1
Wabbit
C-McGee
Michael
Kampy
ExplorerAuthorityGal
mmpc
WillieChu
MrBean972
MuddWhore
Paul & Clarice Schwab
Jefe
Anthon Beales
leebo
Alec
BamBam
MudE4x4
mattadams

VEHICLE CATEGORY
Stock:
David Jarrett
climbnkd
Brian1
C-McGee
Peter Weber
Rustyspur
ExplorerAuthorityGal
mmpc
WillieChu
Anime4x4
leebo
MrBean972
Paul & Clarice Schwab
Kris Guilbeaux
Rand Martinez
Alec (nowhere near stock :D but is for purposes of offroad)

SuperStock: 1.5"+ lift; 31" tires, traction-aiding device in rear.
Wabbit
bcorff
Jefe
mude4by4
Anthon Beales

Modified: 2.5"+ lift, 32" tires, traction-aiding devices front and rear OR rear locker.
GJarrett
Perry
HIX
mattadams
RobbieJ
Brandon
tiessen
Joe Dietz
Maniak
Brett
Michael
MuddWhore
Guy Groves
BamBam

Big Dawg: 4"+ lift, 33" tires, traction-aiding device front AND locked rear.
Rick
riffman
Kampy
Jay
Jason Gallardo
Matt McDermott
dmeis
Andre Hryn
Justin McNeil


TRAIL PREFERENCES: designate the highest difficulty of trails you are interested in running.

(Moab trails are rated thusly)
TRAIL RATINGS
1 All weather road; 4WD not needed.
1.5 Graded road; 4WD may be needed in poor weather.
2 Unimproved or rarely graded road. 4WD or extra clearance needed at times, with no special driving skills required.
2.5 Road rarely maintained, 4WD, good clearance, low gears (4LO) often needed, with some extra care and a bit of driving experience useful.
3 Road in difficult terrain, rarely maintained, 4WD, good clearance and low gears essential, with some driving skill and daring required.
3.5 Road in difficult terrain, probably maintained only by occasional users. Excellent stock truck or utility vehicle required, with considerable driving skill and daring needed.
4 Trail either never bladed or badly eroded. Stock vehicles are in jeopardy (read: be prepared to accept body damage). Modifications for improved off-road performance and top driving skills needed.
4+ We can hardly improve on the original description written a few years ago by Jack Bickers: "with driving by World Class Yahoo Jeepers not much concerned with vehicle durability or personal safety." It is common to have as many as 10% of the vehicles experience major mechanical failures (gears, axles, driveshafts) on these trails.

Trail Category 3 Or Less, possibly 3.5 (Stock and SuperStock)
Example Trails Within Category( Gemini Bridges, Secret Spire, Bartlett Overlook, Top of the World):
David Jarrett
climbnkd
Brian1
Wabbit
mattadams
C-McGee
Peter Weber
Rustyspur
ExplorerAuthorityGal
mmpc
Anime4x4
Jefe
leebo
WillieChu
bcorff
MrBean972
mude4by4
Paul & Clarice Schwab
Kris Guilbeaux
Rand Martinez
Alec

3.5 - 4 (Modified)
(Steelbender, Rose Garden Hill, Gold Bar Rim, Poison Spider Mesa)
GJarrett
tiessen
Joe Dietz
Maniak
Brett
Michael
Guy Groves
Anthon Beales
BamBam
mattadams

4+ (BigDawgs)
(Golden Spike, Pritchett Canyon, Hell's Revenge)
HIX
riffman
Rick
Kampy
Jay
Jason Gallardo
Matt McDermott
dmeis
MuddWhore
Justin McNeil


Meeting Place: For each day's runs we meet at the City Market on the east side of Main St. in town at 8:00am and leave by 8:30
RUN ITNINERARY: THESE ARE PRELIMINARY SUGGESTIONS. WE WELCOME IDEAS FROM ALL PARTICIPANTS TO HELP SCHEDULE THE MOST ENJOYABLE MOAB EXPLORATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES!
Stock/SuperStock
Saturday Special Run
Sunrise at Dead Horse Point. Leave before dawn and watch the sunrise. Be back in town in time to meet at City Market 8:30am
View

Trailboss: Peter Weber ...................................... photo: Peter Weber
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Stock and SuperStock will have the choice of three runs each day. All runs will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The vehicles will be split into three groups each morning to go on the separate runs.

Arches National Park Run
Klondike Bluffs, Tower Arch (rated 2-2.5). The day will start by taking the Klondike Bluffs trail and then transferring over to the Tower Arch section of the park. There are several sights in addition to Tower Arch including many other famous arches, Balanced Rock, Devils Garden, and the Windows Section. This run includes the hiking trail to the famous Delicate Arch, considered to be the most beautiful natural rock arch formation in the world. Check it out:
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The outing can last as long as the group wishes to while choosing which sights to see.

3-D Trail Run
3-D Trails (Hidden Canyon and Hidden Canyon Overlook, Tusher Tunnel, Bartlett Overlook) (rated 2.5).
Friday Trailboss: Peter Weber
Saturday: Alec

Top of the World and Gemini Bridges
Top of the World (rated 3) combined run. Cruise scenic Hwy 128 on the banks of the Colorado River with the Modifieds. When that group bails out at 20.2 miles to run Rose Garden Hill, continue 9.6 miles further down the highway to the Top of the World trail entrance at Dewey Bridges (29.8 miles on Hwy 128). Take the loop counterclockwise to the Top. Photograph your Explorer on a ledge 3,000 ft above the Colorado River basin directly above the geological formations you can view under you. Take snapshots normally reserved for skydivers.
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Eat lunch on the trail at the Top of the World and take advantage of photo op with the vehicles at the Top of the World. Descend counterclockwise on challenging ledges and return to Moab area to run Gemini Bridges Trail (rated 2). Gemini Bridges also provides a great photo op:
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Friday Trailboss: Michael
Saturday: Wabbit
Sunday: Jefe

Modified
Friday
Steelbender north-to-south; Gold BarRim (3.5) + Double Whammy.
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Trailboss: GJarrett

Saturday
Porcupine Rim (3.5); Fins & Things (3.5) .
Trailboss: Rick

Sunday
Rose Garden Hill/Top of the World Run
Combined run and photo op with Stock/SuperStock. Rose Garden Hill (rated 4) to Top of the World (3). Leave Moab and follow the Colorado River for 20.2 miles out Hwy 128. Exit right to the Rose Garden Hill trail entrance while Stockers continue on to Dewey Bridges for the full Top of the World trail. Run Rose Garden Hill the back way into Top of the World. Take the upper loop clockwise to the Top. Lunch and photo op at Top of the World. Finish the day at Gemini Bridges if time permits.
Trailboss: GJarrett

Monday
Poison Spider Mesa (4).
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BigDawgs
Friday
Golden Spike (rated 4+): Poison Spider Mesa + Golden Spike + Gold Bar Rim.
Trailboss: Rick

Saturday
Rusty Nail (4+). Exit via Double Whammy to Gold Bar Rim.
Trailboss: Matt McDermott

Sunday
Hell's Revenge; Potato Salad Hill, Lion's Back, Dump Bump.

Monday
Cliff Hanger (4).

DINNERS:
Saturday nite, 7:30pm
The Branding Iron Restaurant
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