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Moab 2002 Itinerary

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MOAB 2002 !
:bounce: Explorers, We're Gonna Git It Awn !… AGAIN! :smoke: :bounce:

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Dave Meisner through the Golden Crack, Golden Spike Trail (photo by Rick Horwitz)

REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS WITH REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT RECEIVED: (Registered participants need to remit a fully-refundable deposit to Rick in order that we may accurately plan for the group dinner and trailrun assignments; see post below)
  1. Rick
  2. Jefe
  3. John Glancy (our token Jeeper :D )
  4. Perry, Teri, and Patrick Schwab
  5. Paul and Clarice Schwab
  6. GJarrett
  7. Kris Guilbeaux
  8. Ray and Sandy Lobato
  9. mrboyle
  10. go off road
  11. offroad_69_me
  12. James Young - climbnkd
  13. Aquaman
  14. Alec
  15. David Jarrett
  16. TwoToneFordExpl
  17. Brett Grooms
  18. Joe Dietz
  19. Jamie Fortune
  20. Matt Dresselhaus - Rock Ranger
  21. Keven Cross
  22. Brian Green
  23. John Young
  24. Michael Bouknight
  25. Randall Dorn - Muddwhore
  26. Brian Sumner - Brian1
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    Friday May 31st - Monday June 3rd, 2002
    This thread is designed to be the central point of complete information for the Explorer Moab 2002 run. It will remain closed, but will be updated as new information develops. Anyone who desires to be a participant can register by filling out the form link here Dead Link Removed . You may also email me direct at [email protected] with your information. Please join the primary discussion thread at Moab 2002 Discussion
    with any comments, wishes, or suggestions.

    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 Tire, 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
    JamminG4Jim
    Offroadkc
    climbnkd2

    Canyonlands Campground
    Rick and Char

    KOA
    Jefe
    Kris Guilbeaux
    MuddWhore
    John Glancy
    Alec
    Trckmagic

    Greenwell Inn
    Ray and Sandy Lobato

    Ramada Inn
    Joe Dietz
    Jamie
    Brett
    Brian1

    Silver Sage Motel
    Perry Schwab and Family
    Paul and Clarince Schwab
    GJarrett
    mmpc
    go off road
    mattadams
    TwoToneFordExpl
    Aquaman
    Mrboyle
    offroader_69_me
    RockRanger

    ARRIVAL
    Thursday 30th or before:
    TwoToneFordExpl
    RockRanger
    Jefe
    GJarrett
    Perry Schwab and Family
    Paul and Clarice Schwab
    Kris Guilbeaux
    MuddWhore
    JamminG4Jim
    Ray and Sandy Lobato
    Mmpc
    go off road
    offroader_69_me
    Brett
    Joe Dietz
    Gofast
    mrboyle
    John Glancy
    Alec
    Aquaman

    Friday 31th:
    climbnkd2
    Trckmagik
    Brian1

    DEPARTURE
    Sunday 2nd:
    Perry Schwab and Family
    Paul and Clarice Schwab
    MuddWhore
    Mrboyle
    Trckmagic

    Monday 3rd or later:
    RockRanger
    Jefe
    GJarrett
    Kris Guilbeaux
    JamminG4Jim
    Ray and Sandy Lobato
    Mmpc
    Brett
    Joe Dietz
    offroader_69_me
    TwoToneFordExpl
    John Glancy
    Alec
    climbnkd2
    Aquaman
    go off road
    Brian1

    VEHICLE CATEGORIES
    Stock: self explanatory
    SuperStock: 1.5"+ lift; 31" tires, traction-aiding device in rear.
    Modified: 2.5"+ lift, 32" tires, traction-aiding devices front and rear OR rear locker.
    Big Dawg: 4"+ lift, 33" tires, traction-aiding device front AND locked rear.

    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 (Stock and SuperStock)
    Example Trails Within Category( Gemini Bridges, Secret Spire, Bartlett Overlook, Top of the World):

    3.5 - 4 (Modified or BigDawg)
    (Steelbender, Metal Masher, Gold Bar Rim, Poison Spider Mesa)

    4+ (BigDawgs)
    (Golden Spike, Pritchett Canyon, Hell's Revenge)

    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

    SCHEDULED RUNS: THESE ARE PRELIMINARY SUGGESTIONS. WE WELCOME IDEAS FROM ALL PARTICIPANTS TO HELP SCHEDULE THE MOST ENJOYABLE MOAB EXPLORATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES!

    Friday
    Stock, SuperStock
    Top of the World (3):
    mrboyle
    David Jarrett
    Alec

    Modified
    Elephant Hill(3+):
    Rick
    GJarrett
    Ray Lobato
    Jefe
    go off road
    TwoToneX
    Kris Guilbeaux

    Saturday
    Stock
    Hidden Canyon; Rainbow Terrace; Secret Spire; Dellenbaugh Tunnel; Bartlett and Hidden Canyon Overlooks if time permits (2):
    Alec
    David Jarrett
    climbnkd

    Modified
    Poison Spider Mesa; Gold Bar Rim to meet up with Golden Spike participants (4):
    mrboyle
    Ray Lobato
    TwoToneX
    Kris Guilbeaux

    BigDawg
    Golden Spike(4+):
    GJarrett
    RockRanger
    offroader_69_me
    Rick

    All (Time Permitting after other runs)
    Gemini Bridges (2.5):
    Perry
    GJarrett
    David Jarrett
    TwoToneX
    mrboyle

    Sunday
    Stock
    Hurrah Pass; Chicken Corners (2):
    climbnkd
    David Jarrett

    Modified/BigDawg - modified runs with Big Dawg obstacles that have bypasses
    Metal Masher(4); Sevenmile Rim(3+):
    GJarrett
    Ray Lobato
    mrboyle
    offroader_69_me
    Rick
    RockRanger
    TwoToneX
 






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New Policy for "Serious Explorations" runs

After a disappointing turnout at the Truck Haven run (25 showed out of 43 sign ups). I
decided to implement a new policy for all runs which are set up as "Serious Explorations"
runs. Including the upcoming Arizona run and the Moab run.

Here it is... There will be a $20 registration fee for the run which will be refundable in full
when you show up. If you don't show up you forfeit the fee and it will go to the site and or
the organizer of the event.

If you show up to the event without registering don't expect a place at the table when we
go out for a group dinner or have any other "special" events such as the pot luck.

We have the registration forms there for a reason. We need to know how many vehicles of
what caliber will be there so we know what trails we can run, how many seperate runs per
day and how many leaders are needed.

If this doesn't work out I'm perfectly willing to drop the whole organized event thing.

Sorry to be so harsh, but last year we had about 50 sign up and 25 arrived. We attributed
it to the rain which was forcast last year, but this year that wasn't an excuse. The weather
was as good as it gets for desert wheelin'.




Funds will be returned when you arrive.
 






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Saturday night group dinner

I just made reservations at the Branding Iron restaurant for 8pm on Saturday night. Having dinner at 8pm should give us all time to get off the trail and not have to rush like we have in the past.

The Branding Iron is 3 miles south of town on the east side of the highyway. We will be ordering off their regular menu.

Here is a link to their website:
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