Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Blake » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:24 pm

You should just come up here to Storm Mountain and play around for a day or two. Camp out. There is no snow on my property, but the trails still have a little bit. I am thinking about taking the sandrail up the forest trails and play around anyway....

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:41 pm

Blake wrote:You should just come up here to Storm Mountain and play around for a day or two. Camp out. There is no snow on my property, but the trails still have a little bit. I am thinking about taking the sandrail up the forest trails and play around anyway....


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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Blake » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:06 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:
Blake wrote:You should just come up here to Storm Mountain and play around for a day or two. Camp out. There is no snow on my property, but the trails still have a little bit. I am thinking about taking the sandrail up the forest trails and play around anyway....


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I have 8 acres, lots of toys and the Roosevelt National Forest is my backyard. Heck, my buddy who sold me his sandrail wanted to come shooting. My response: you can FN shoot until the FN barrel melts! :fsj:

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:41 pm

Blake wrote:
tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:
Blake wrote:You should just come up here to Storm Mountain and play around for a day or two. Camp out. There is no snow on my property, but the trails still have a little bit. I am thinking about taking the sandrail up the forest trails and play around anyway....


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anyone is welcome!

I have 8 acres, lots of toys and the Roosevelt National Forest is my backyard. Heck, my buddy who sold me his sandrail wanted to come shooting. My response: you can FN shoot until the FN barrel melts! :fsj:


Awesome!
Now if only I had one of these..

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby shimniok » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:42 pm

Gotcha. Well rats. I am not heading out there until the 30th :(

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby shimniok » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:14 pm

Poopydo. I still haven't been able to fix the exhaust leak. The sound is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Just driving to and from golden made me crazy. Kind of out of time to fix it. I may have to take the Element or WRX just for sake of my sanity. Maybe rent a Jeep for a day to do a trail or something. I dunno.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby fulsizjeep » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:17 pm

Did everyone get there and back in one piece?

Looking at old pictures cause I'm lonely for slick rock. ;)

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby srobertsfsj » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:50 am

Yes Michael made it back in one piece. He was the only one there :(
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:50 am

I like reminiscing...


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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Nikkormat » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:28 am

Yeah I failed. It was a good fail, got a job unexpectedly, but fail none the less.

I'm going to make up for it with a pre-Ouray Moab trip!
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby shimniok » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:48 pm

Well, Violet and I made it to Moab (and back)!

But not in TC. I wasn't able to get the exhaust leak totally eliminated and 6 hours of that noise plus the lack of power would've ruined it for me. Instead we took the Element.

I had lots to do at work and prepping for the trip and ended up postponing a day. So we left Friday around 1, got to the campsite at 7, set up the tent in the rain that followed us along most of I70, and zonkered out.

The next day, breakfast at Moab Diner. Then we rented this for a day from Twisted Jeep Rental:

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Yup, Rubicon with lift big rubber, winch, all that. And we ran Sevenmile Rim which I had never done. The Rubicon made this "difficult" trail pretty moderate and fun.

The scenery was incredible. It's a 4-5 hour run that covers a slew of terrain: slickrock climbs, descents, off camber; fun Sandy washes, twisty roads, flat roads through buttes, and so on.

We got to Uranium Arch early on. It's an amazing structure and Violet and other kids had a lot of fun climbing.

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A fair portion of the trail afforded some spectacular views from the rim.

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We keep seeing Monitor and Merimac buttes off in the distance.

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Little did we know that we'd be driving right between them!

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Determination Towers was the last formation before some particularly fun washes.

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We ran across some Xterras with a WJ at the Arch and later on. A few hundred yards ahead of us, the grand cherk slammed the rear down off a drop off and stopped.

Vaugely aware of gas fumes, I eased down the obstacles and the realization of what he'd done dawned on me when we found them, stopped by trailside, crawling under the back of the Jeep trying to catch dripping liquid.

Yes, the gas tank on a Grand Cherokee is in back and it hangs down. And his had a hole now.

I would've stopped to help if I had TC and the vast collection of tools and odds & ends I have carefully curated all these years. JB weld, self tapping screw, drill, washer... I know I could've fixed it.ome way or the other. But instead I had to shrug and wish them luck.

After we got back it was pool time then giant yard chess....

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We were too tired to do anything Sunday but head back. Traffic was typically glacial. Some poor folks in a Wrangler rolled in the median before Glenwood Canyon, their camping gear strewn around for a hundred yards. I hope they survived and are ok. The Jeep was pretty wrecked but the roll bar appeared to have held mostly.

That scene shook me up for the rest of the day. I've been taught the lesson-- over and over again the last 7 years-- life is all too fleeting and everything can go pear-shaped in an instant. What you have can be gone by the time you blink.

So spending time with my little girl having adventures and making memories in magical Moab, or anywhere else, is what I try to focus on. We had another fantastic time and I can't wait to go back.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby fulsizjeep » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:55 am

Great story Michael. I am very glad you got to go and with Violet, a double bonus. Thanks for sharing your trip and pictures!
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby jsinajeep » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:45 am

Thank for sharing Michael. Look like your daughter had a good time with you there.
Loved the pictures and I am going to need to do Moab one of these days.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby fulsizjeep » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:24 am

jsinajeep wrote:Thank for sharing Michael. Look like your daughter had a good time with you there.
Loved the pictures and I am going to need to do Moab one of these days.
You can have any seat in Wally any time Jerry. :-bd :fsj:
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Re: Moab spring 2016 -find the watermelon-

Postby letank » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:42 pm

Thank you for posting.... I have been following the weather forecast and the 40F at nite did not sound like a fun trip for me along with more snow last week in Nevada... the forecast is for more rain and snow over the sierras for april 6 and 7th ... especially lugging the off road MC, I like it a little warmer... last year 2016 we had snow drifts above castle valley it was cold on the bike... compared to the lower elevation...

Found last year pict of how to evaluate the height at Top of The World by using a watermelon... no I did not carry one, but the younger drivers did, so find the watermelon

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby shimniok » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:32 am

Lol @ watermelon. Also, thanks all. :)

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby REDONE » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:44 am

I've heard "banana for scale" but that's the first landscape reference watermelon I've seen! Haha!
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby fulsizjeep » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:30 am

Me like watermelon.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Nikkormat » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:23 am

Alright, who's ready for 2018? Same dates!
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby shimniok » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:57 am

I'm in.

Mar 28-30 ish would work great --- spring break for little girl.

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