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    After getting a taste of Moab today I am dying to pull my Jeep out there and do some fun trails! Not looking to do extreme stuff, some of my to-doís are Lockhart Basin, Fins & Things (the entire trail this time), maybe Porcupine rim, maybe Hells revenge and a few others. Iím hoping someone else wants to make it out also as it would certainly be reassuring to travel with others. Iíd love to go during the week to avoid the crowds that come on weekends but would be open to weekend also. Iím thinking minimum 2 nights & maybe up to 4 or 5 total.

    Iím planning on renting a small trailer and pulling my Jeep with my Ram Power Wagon and would probably ďcar campĒ .... would love to do Lockhart Basin over two days and camp out on and near the trails.

    Anyone up for a Moab trip in April or May???
         
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    I've got a trip planned there June 8 - 12 (Monday through Friday) with another Jeeper bud, if you don't go in April or May, consider running it with us!

    Will probably make a post about it 60 days out. Only 90 days to go!
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    Interested! I will possibly be there around April 20-30 ish but I'm not sure...

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    I'm interested. I don't want to run Lockhart Basin again, though. We did it last fall, and while it was nice to do once, I found it to be pretty uninteresting and too big of a time investment.

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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "I'm interested. I don't want to run Lockhart Basin again, though. We did it last fall, and while it was nice to do once, I found it to be pretty uninteresting and too big of a time investment."

    Agree on Lockhart Basin - yet, I think it would be better if you planned it as an overnight. I would suggest going all the way out to the end of chicken corners, return the short distance back to the junction with Lockhart, head south up the one section that has some obstacles, and camp the night somewhere out in the middle of nowhere....The 2nd half of the drive would probably feel a lot shorter if you did it by itself, and yes, its mostly a flat, bumpy dirt road all the way out to pavement...I did enjoy the side trip to the river on Lockhard canyon.

    But...if you've never really wheeled in Moab, I would prioritize a lot of other trails first with the one exception being if you are specifically looking to go overnight out in the middle of nowhere.
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    There is no way I can make a spring Moab trip this year...Hoping for a trip in the fall as usual. Matt - with your TJ, you can easily run most of the classics:
    Fins
    Hells Revenge (choose your own adventure at the 3 biggies - or bypass)
    Poison Spider (my current favorite and no bypasses required)
    Elephant Hill (its a bit of a haul down to Needles - but the trail is awesome - and its another option for overnight jeep camp)
    Golden Spike is next on my list...its probably slight step up in difficulty - have not run all of it but hoping to - the launching pad was a bit puckering....
    I also really enjoyed Porcupine Rim even though it doesn't get much publicity, as well as Klondike Blufffs.
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    FINOCJ previously posted:
    "Elephant Hill (its a bit of a haul down to Needles - but the trail is awesome - and its another option for overnight jeep camp)"

    Definitely consider this if you want a big, long trip. It takes as long (or longer than) Lockhart Basin, but it is a much more interesting and challenging trail. Elephant Hill is awesome.

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    Matt: a couple buddies and I will be doing our 6th annual Moab trip this April. Leaving April 30 and setting up a base camp at a cool remote site. We will wheel for 4 days and head back to town on May 5th. You are welcome to join for all or part of the trip.
    Hit me up for details.

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    Thanks yíall, Iíll obviously have to see what the wife says about dates also but the wife is supposed to be gone for a few weeks on May (to Japan) so if this Corona virus doesnít disrupt that trip then Iíll probably plan to go while sheís gone. I may ďneedĒ to get out to Moab earlier and will look at maybe doing a trip with the wife.... and just running a few day trips closer to town. Itís all up in the air right now but Iíve got Moab on my mind since I got a day of easy wheeling in yesterday and want moooooooooore!!!!!

    James, Iíve seen Poison Spyder and Hellís revenge with difficult ratings.... and I guess it scared me off a bit. I know my rig is pretty capable so maybe I should try some of the harder classics
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    Hell's Revenge - totally up your alley. It's a favorite of mine. I option out of the two obstacles (Hells Gate & The Escalator) and have done one of the easier hot tubs (again - totally optional). It's a nice trail. Do take the out-n-back to the Colorado river overlook.

    Poison Spider was NOT as difficult as I would have imagined. It's high on my list too. You have dual lockers and 35's - you are set to make PS easy. Nice views over the Moab valley from two of the overlooks. A fun trail. I'm not daunted to run it again (well, maybe not if it's wet - but that's RARE out there).

    For your Lockhart basin and camping desire. I could pass on Lockhart basin. Lockhart Canyon was a hoot - much fun. I could see taking LB down to the canyon, take the canyon to the river, then head back up the canyon and find a nice place to set camp. Overnight there - or somewhere "southish" on Lockhart Basin and do Elephant Hill the next day (you might need fuel at the Outpost that next morning). That could be a nice two-day trip.

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    I'm interested. I was planning on hitting Moab in a couple of weeks but plans got derailed so I'm definitely wanting to hit it sometime this season.

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    RockyMtRebel previously posted:
    "James, Iíve seen Poison Spyder and Hellís revenge with difficult ratings.... and I guess it scared me off a bit. I know my rig is pretty capable so maybe I should try some of the harder classics "

    Agreed with others. I did it in my '03 TJ Sport on 33s. No way (for me) on the escalator or hot tub optionals, but those two trails - super fun and you'll love it!!
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    Ok - I guess I should check out Hells revenge!

    My wife just told me sheís up for a trip out to Moab anytime. We would stay in Moab at a fancy spa or something and she would spa during the day and let me go wheeling. Whoís up for making a long weekend trip sometime in the next month or two?

    Shane? Trent? Jim? Paul? Anyone?? I can probably go anytime, 2 weeks from now, late March, early April.... thatís the cool thing about owning our business

    I wanna go to Moab!!! (Said like a toddler having a tantrum)
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    Yeah, interested in a long weekend the end of March through mid May sometime. Kids are on spring break March 23 - March 30. Maybe that's a good time except for the increasing coronavirus situation. There are still reasonably priced hotels March 26 - 30 (just picked some dates to try).

    If in April, I would avoid the week of Easter Jeep Safari. EJS is April 4-12 this year. Everything is probably long-since booked for that week, and things will be very busy around town that week.

    I'm interested in Hell's Revenge (bypasses for me...), Porcupine Rim, Fins, and others for day trips. Wouldn't want to try an overnight camping run if my wife and kids come with me. Would be fun to do White Rim Trail sometime, but that's a 2-day camping trip adventure that I need to do without wife and kids (the trail is about 100 miles long).

    Edit -- If you haven't run Top of the World, you should put that on your list. It is awesome (my avatar photo is from the end of the trail).

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    I agree I want to avoid EJS and the crowds. Last weekend of March or something? Iíd probably want to leave Thursday and come back Sunday. Iíd be up for doing something during the week also but not sure thatís an option but if itís Spring break then maybe make it during the week more. Iím flexible
    Im serious Trent, if you wanna plan this I am ready to book lodging and reserve a trailer Those are all trails I wanna run and are close to town so we can hang with our wives (& kids in your case) in the evening ...
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    Later in April would work also.... like I said Iím itching to go back after having a little teaser day there last week
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    So arrive in Moab Thursday (March 26) evening and depart Sunday? Wheel Friday and Saturday?

    Shane?

    Is that the same weekend of the anniversary run here? I don't see a calendar entry for that at the top of the page.

    I'll see if the family is interested. Wife would like to do something in town and not wheel. One of my kids probably would like that as well.

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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "So arrive in Moab Thursday (March 26) evening and depart Sunday? Wheel Friday and Saturday?

    Shane?

    Is that the same weekend of the anniversary run here? I don't see a calendar entry for that at the top of the page.

    I'll see if the family is interested. Wife would like to do something in town and not wheel. One of my kids probably would like that as well."

    yes...anniversary run is 3/28
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    FINOCJ previously posted:
    "yes...anniversary run is 3/28"



    Looks like I'll be trading little Moab for big Moab if this materializes.

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    I might be able to swing that weekend and I'm down for any trail. I cant say for sure yet, I'm going to Fruita next week so it might be too much time away depending on how work fills in between now and then. I'm pretty sure I'll be there April 22-26 but haven't booked anything yet, might just camp too.

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