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Old 06-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Newbie Moab trip advice?

I'm hoping to go to Moab very soon. It'll be my first time with my first Jeep.

Would it be better to go during the Easter Jeep Safari or during a less-busy time? I want to get the most out of the trip (it's 1,200 miles one-way), and I worry that the EJS will be busy and I'll end up doing a lot of waiting during drives.

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Old 06-26-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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always good to jeep with others!

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Old 06-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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I'm hoping to go to Moab very soon. It'll be my first time with my first Jeep.

Would it be better to go during the Easter Jeep Safari or during a less-busy time? I want to get the most out of the trip (it's 1,200 miles one-way), and I worry that the EJS will be busy and I'll end up doing a lot of waiting during drives.

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I'm assuming you don't have much trail time under your belt. If that's the case, I recommend going with at least one other experienced driver - bonus if they've wheeled Moab. That said, there are plenty of fantastic, easier trails out there.

Regardless, buy Charles Wells' Moab Guide. Get the spiral bound version. It will be incredibly valuable to you in helping with trail selection and guiding you on the trails you decide to run. Charles Wells' Moab Guide

Have fun!

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EDIT: Here's an 8 minute video from an 11-day trip I did back in May that you may enjoy. I've spent about 80 days there wheeling - it is truly an awesome place.

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Old 06-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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We drove out from NC last September to meet my In-Laws, they rented a jeep and we just bought a new jeep. Always good to go with someone else, and the Charles Wells Moab guide is A MUST HAVE!

I think the Easter deal would be cool, but I am not much of a fan of crowds....but you will enjoy Moab whenever you decide to go!

Enjoy and be safe! Jim
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Go with friends...Not alone.
East Jeep Safari is Sturgis and Daytona Bike week combined. Lots and lots of people.
Don't go in June, July or August. Way to hot.
Charles Wells book is a must.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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I'm hoping to go to Moab very soon. It'll be my first time with my first Jeep.

Would it be better to go during the Easter Jeep Safari or during a less-busy time? I want to get the most out of the trip (it's 1,200 miles one-way), and I worry that the EJS will be busy and I'll end up doing a lot of waiting during drives.

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I'm going out there in Oct - we should organized a newbie Chicago to Moab trip
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Thanks for the responses all. I have no doubt that I'll need to go with more experienced drivers; I was more concerned about how much I'd be able to get out of Moab during the Easter Jeep Safari versus heading out when it's a little more sparse.

Either way, I'm definitely going to go.

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