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    I got home yesterday afternoon from the best trip out to Moab. Eight trails, only shut down once (by Rose Garden Hill) and some minor damage. The trails? Kane Creek Canyon, Poison Spider Mesa, Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Steel Bender, Sevenmile Rim, Top of the World and Strike Ravine. Not too shabby for a mostly stock Jeep.

    Kane Creek Canyon








    Poison Spider Mesa





    Golden Spike took a little work. The winch cable came out two times. Somewhere along the trail (probably in the Golden Crack) I lopped into my C.B. antenna wire with the back bumper and also popped the license plate mounting bracket off.

    Golden Spike





    Steel Bender had a couple hairy down hill spots along the way. I crossed paths with a good number of puzzled looking mountain bikers on SB. One guy asked, “Where’s your lift and big tires?” My reply, “Appears I don’t need them.” I guess that one really angered the rock gods. Not long after that I managed to crush the steering stabilizer on a boulder...ha ha It had to come off to finish the trail.

    Steel Bender



    The only other no bueno moment was on Strike Ravine. One of the TPMS valve stems got destroyed while navigating through a tight spot.



    Sevenmile Rim



    One of the few places I had cell reception at Sand Flats - the top of Baby Lion's Back



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    What’s a trip to Moab without looking at some rock art???













    My favorite (and a nice hike to boot) the Moab Maiden.


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    Nice pictures..
    Have been wanting to go to moab since i got into the jeep thing, but thought that i would need atleast 35s with lockers by looking at some of the videos... but now it makes me think if my almost stock jk can handle moab...

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    Nice pics Steve! Mumbai, stock is fine for Moab with a few exceptions.
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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing. Big lifts and tires are for the portly 4 doors, you're fine!


    The stock location for the ss is bad, I squished mine pretty quick. And I busted up my license plate housing too, which dented the fender.

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    Great pics Steve! I cannot wait to get back out there.

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    Cool pics, thanks!

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    Glad that you had a good time! Thanks for the pictures!

    We just saw a huge amount of rock art in New Mexico.

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    Nice! Going to do Moab in the spring with my son. Don't we have something tenative in April?
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    Get pics. Looked like an awesome time. I hope to make it out during my spring break but hopefully this fall.

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    You know I love the pictures. I needs to know where these are, the precious rock art.

    For those of you who have not wheeled with SCRubicon: the primary reason he can do the type of Moab trails depicted here, with minimal damage, in a stock Rubicon is because he is an excellent driver.

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    GaryG previously posted:
    "Don't we have something tenative in April?"

    We've had a spring trip two years in a row. I'm game for the next one.

    Good stuff, Steve. Rockin' the stocker.

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    GREAT pics, I'm jealous!! Stock can go to Moab, there are trails for everyone. I took my LJ there with no lift, 31s and the worthless factory LSD and had a blast. Brad tentatively put up dates for right after Jeep safari, and it's already in my schedule.

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    Thanks for the pics Steve, good to see you enjoyed the trip too!

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    Moab is one of those places that can test you and your vehicle in a hurry. (there’s stuff out there for everybody from stock to wild custom) The aftermarket skid plates and diff covers sure got a workout…ha ha.. I also wanted to hit Cliff Hanger and Flat Iron Mesa, but figured it would be best not to do them solo. There are trails that I would have absolutely no part of though - like Helldorado, Green Day and Minor Threat. They would be impossible with what I have for a vehicle. My suggestion for Moab? Get out there and give it a crack, but know your limitations. I went out with an 11 year old trail book. Things have changed since then for sure.

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    Im heading to Moab next week! What trails would you recommend? I know i want to do the one with the Golden Crack for sure

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