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 Post subject: LJS Moab 2013 Trip Report
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:54 pm 
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LJS Moab 2013

Well LJS Moab 2013 has come and gone and again I am home with a feeling that it just didn’t last long enough. I am sorry this has taken a while to get posted but I have been swamped with my 40 hour a week job. Anyway here is the trip report for Mab 2013.

Day One – For an icebreaker we did the Top of the World Trail. It was actually raining and cloudy when we started, so that made for interesting time on some of the steps. When we reached the top it was so cloudy you couldn’t see into the canyon below, nonetheless it was still pretty darn awesome! We finished that trail a little early so we also went and did the Onion Creek trail for an hour or two. This trail is very scenic with lots of creek crossings, seems like it could go on forever. We travelled in for about an hour and that headed back. I definitely want to do this again next year but drive the whole way.
Day Two – On this day we stepped it up a bit and did Seven Mile Rim. This trail is nothing short of incredible, with just the right mix of different terrain and obstacles from mild to wild. Dirt, rocks ledges, slick rock, and one off camber section where you have to drive across a big slab of slickrock at a very uncomfortable angle for a good 30 seconds to a minute, which feels like forever. Everyone made it through the day without incident and it was really a lot of fun.
Day Three – Again we stepped it up again for a little bit harder trail. Metal Masher is a very scenic trail mixed with some pretty good obstacles to get through. There were some large steps and some good off camber sections to get through. Everyone did great and had a great time. We by passed Widowmaker just because there is no sense of even trying it unless you have at least 37” tires. WE came across Mirror Gulch and Mother in Law Hill. We had a slight bit of damage on Mother in Law Hill when Jim Kinsey took the hardline and broke a sway bar link on his JK. A trip to Moab 4x4 outpost in the morning and he was up and running again, all an all a good by everyone.
Day 4 –This next trail was requested by a KJ owner. Flat Iron Mesa would no way be a choice for a Liberty owner unless you know someone who has done it before. This trail is rated difficult and there are plenty of spots, which will test every part of your jeep and your nerves also. Luckily there were a few of us that did the trail before and new the correct lines for everyone to get through safe. Right off the bat your in it climbing ledges, going up steep inclines, going down steep inclines. Then you get to off camber slick rock which dumps you into the “Chute” This was really fun and un-nerving at the same time, kind of like a “Hells Gate” but not quite as bad. Then you get to “Tilt a Whirl” an off camber turn that is steep at the same time woohoo! Lots of fun! The last two obstacles are “Easter Egg Hill” and “The Intimidator” ( The name has been changed from Pucker Point, but I think the latter describes it best ) Easter Egg Hill is an off camber down hill turn with a very large rock formation on your passenger side and a slab of rock the size of a Volkswagen slap dab in the middle you have to drive over. It took some work but everyone got over no problem, maybe a few scratches on some skid plates, but that’s what they are there for right? Next up was Pucker Pass, The hair raising off camber left turn which will test anyone’s nerves, I have done this 5 times now and I still get a little nervous. It wouldn’t be such a big deal except you are on the edge of an 800’ gorge and off camber in that direction! Sheesh. I think a tear or two were shed on this part. Again everyone made it through without incident and it was a great time. I uploaded a ton of pictures for this trail sorry about that.
Day 5 – This was our off day. A few people went out exploring and found Spring Canyon Bottom and Hey Joe Canyon. From what I was told this was awesome and needs to be on the future trail list. Done! I don’t have pics of this but I do have pics of Tami riding with Dorrica Brewer of Moab Power Sports going through Kane Creek on a Razor, looks like she had a lot of fun. Dorrica has offered to give a club discount if we wanted to go out on Razors any time we want. Something to think about for next year.
Day 6 – This day we did the Strike Ravine Trail which is inside Area BFE. This trail circles Area BFE and lets you see all of the other trails that connect. It’s a very scenic trail with some tough spots, but not that big a deal. You could however make it as tough as you want by trying out “Green Day” or “Drop Kick” ahhh one day.

Day 7 – On our last day we headed out to Sand Flats and did Fins and Things. This trail is mostly slick rock with steep climbs and lots of narrow fins to drive on. This is a great trail if you are looking for something moderate with lots of slickrock. Everyone went through with out incident and before we knew it the day was over.

Attached are the links for all of the pictures that Tami took, I’m sure everyone else that went also has pictures to post. This trip seemed too short and went by way to fast. It was great to wheel with old and new friends, and next year can’t get here soon enough. Plans are already in the works!

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:01 pm 
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That was a lot of fun. Thanks Wally.

A few more pics:

Top of the World

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I'm glad to see some of my suggestions were taken (even if I had nothing to do with it :mrgreen: ) Onion Creek and Spring Canyon Bottom are awesome areas to explore!

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Thanks, Wally, for organizing the trip! It was fun.

I've been slow to organize photos, but have made some progress. Here is an album with pictures from Day 1 Top of the World and Onion Creek

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/Draco_in_Az/library/Moab%202013/2013_04_20%20Top%20of%20the%20World%20and%20Onion%20Creek

Here is a link to the same pictures as a slideshow:

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/Draco_in_Az/slideshow/Moab%202013/2013_04_20%20Top%20of%20the%20World%20and%20Onion%20Creek

Those are a mixture of pictures of my wifes (Canon D10 camera) and mine (Canon Rebel mostly with a 17-40 mm zoom lens).

Here are pictures from Day 2 Seven Mile Rim. This time you get all my wife's pictures and then all of mine. It's too much of a PITA to merge them chronologically.

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/Draco_in_Az/library/Moab%202013/2013_04_21%20Seven%20Mile%20Rim

Same pictures as slideshow:

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/Draco_in_Az/slideshow/Moab%202013/2013_04_21%20Seven%20Mile%20Rim

I have two more days worth of Jeeping pictures that I plan to add. Plus we have three days of other pictures from the National Parks that may interest some.



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:22 am 
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Here are two more days of pictures.

This is Day 4 at Flat Iron Mesa. We went hiking on day 3.

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/Draco_in_Az/library/Moab%202013/2013_04_23_Flat_Iron_Mesa

Same pix as slideshow:

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/Draco_in_Az/slideshow/Moab%202013/2013_04_23_Flat_Iron_Mesa

Went hiking on days 5 and 6. Here is Day 7 at Fins and Things and then later on our own around Schaeffer Switchback (including Thelma and Louise Point).

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/Draco_in_Az/library/Moab%202013/2013_04_26_Fins_and_Things_Shaeffer

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http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/Draco_in_Az/slideshow/Moab%202013/2013_04_26_Fins_and_Things_Shaeffer

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This is a picture from when we made it safely home after the trip!

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The Thompson's Yucca was in bloom, so I thought it was a good photo.

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It was nice meeting you guys Ernie. See you next time!


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Some quick vids I made nothing special just hacked together way too much footage although I lost half of the videos.

Day 1 Top of the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KXp4k4j-N4

Day 2 Seven Mile Rim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9c-X6jrqHE

Day 3 Metal Masher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_vTgRRvoAQ

Day 4 Flat Iron Mesa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE8ki5Ipsqw

Big Bear Gold Mountain and John Bull this was on my way home with NAXJA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq4_8Hc4w6w

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Nice! All these photo's make me wish i could of made it out there with you guys.. However once my son is born here in a couple weeks maybe I can bring him too. When hes older of course :D

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