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Old 06-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Flint Trial, Tea Pot Canyon, and the Doll House in the Maze District

Just a few pic's from our camping trip at the doll house in the maze district in canyonlands national park. These first pictures are from the top of the flint trial looking to see if anyone is comming up so we can proceed down. No room to pass if not.
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Flint Trail, Teapot Canyon, Doll House pic's continued...

Somewhere down there is Teapot Canyon, The Land of the Standing Rocks and our home for three days, The Doll House #3.
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Teapot Canyon, Teapot Rock and Land of the Standing Rocks

More pic's while making our way to camp site at doll house.
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Doll House #3.

Just a heads up for those who may consider doing this trip. The map and park rangers say 5 to 6 hours from Hans Flat to the Doll House. Well think again. We made steady time without any serious delays and it took 12 hours.
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Looks like it was fun man, wish to take a trip like this one day. Great pics
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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Looks like it was fun man, wish to take a trip like this one day. Great pics

Really awesome trip. Only regret is that I should of just camped at Arches NP and went on shorter one day trails out of Moab instead of spending four days four wheel camping in Canyonlands NP.
Oh well. Gives me a good reason to go back to do trails we missed around Moab.
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dude... i cant wait to do this. i'm planning a trip to MOAB around Oct - Nov 2013
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From what I hear October is a great time to go. We went in early June. It wasn't the kind of smothering heat that we get here in south Louisiana but it was still a little warm. And dry. The lack of humidity had my sinuses all cracking up and bleeding. All of my finger tips were cracked and bleeding. Anyway we didn't do quite as much hiking as we wanted but we still had a grest time.
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dude. i cant wait! my wife and the jeep are all excited. rock rails are being ordered soon, engine / trans skid afterwards and in October new shoes and wheels!
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More Canyonlands and Monument Valley

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Canyonlands NP. Got a little impatient and broke the leaf spring mount from the under carriage. Got it welded in Moab then good to go.
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You stated earlier that you would have used Arches NP as a base camp, and taken day trips from there. A good idea, we have done that twice now, 4 nights each time. We have also done the White Rim Trail, 3 nights, and have spent a single night at Peekaboo in the Needles, then 4 nights up at Devils Kitchen. Currently we are panning on visiting the Maze, with intentions of spending 4 or 5 nights at maybe 2 campsites. My friend, we will spend a lifetime exploring the Colorado Plateau, as our four weeks out there has just begun to scratch the surface. Each time it is time to head home, we know we will be back.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:23 PM   #13
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Hey, just wondering how you make out? Did it go off as planed?
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Hey, just wondering how you make out? Did it go off as planed?
It's next year. I got the new tires, rock rails... Waiting on taxes for new steering
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R H Coonazz, how was it pulling a trailer on those trails ? This place is defiantly on my bucket list.
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R H Coonazz, how was it pulling a trailer on those trails ? This place is defiantly on my bucket list.
Trailer pulled great. It was an old boat trailer that I modified by welding some 6" chanel under the trailer frame so that it gave it 6" of lift. Then I installed a new axel but I moved it back about 18" and I cut 1 1/2' off of the tongue. Now it has the same clearence as the jeep almost the same turning radius. I would like to add taller tires but the 14" did fine. Didn't do any extreme trials but Tea Pot Canyon is pretty rough and it did fine as long as I took my time. I scraped the gas tank skid and transfer case skidplates pretty good but the trailer went untouched until I got impatient and ran into a bolder with the trailer tire. Cracked a weld on the thin original undercarriage witch I've done away since and just welded the shackles directly to the heavy chanel. I have about 3" of lift on the Jeep and the trailer will go through anything the Jeep will.
Just do your research. They say it takes 6 hours from Hans Flat to the Doll House but it took more like 12 of steady crawling. Still it was an unbelivable experience that I wouldn't trade for anything.
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Oh! I'm sorry. I read you were going in October when you said you were getting wheels in October. Well keep us posted on your progress and good luck.
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Thank you for the input.
No problem. One thing though. As you can tell from the pic the trailer is still reather long as far as off road trailers go. The swish backs on the Flint Trail are very sharp so I had to back up once or twice. Thats why I left off the stock plastic bumper after I installed the hitch. I knew it would be close so I just wanted to give myself all the room posable before hitting anything. My wife would get out and direct me to stop just before the tongue would hit the jeep totally "jack knifing" the rig. I think I had to do this only twice. Also, I didn't install a trailer jack so I would not give up any ground clearence under the tonuge.
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I haven't been on the forum that much. Work has been crazy and a lot has been happening in my personal life. But the trip is for sure now. Leaving northern virginia the 3rd of October driving 12 hours a day till we get to Moab. To this day I have no idea where to start and what to do. Lol. I have all the stuff that I need I want to take a ton of photos and see the land. I want to at least spend 3 days out in Moab visiting arches national park. Anyways suggestions on where to start and what to do?
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I haven't been on the forum that much. Work has been crazy and a lot has been happening in my personal life. But the trip is for sure now. Leaving northern virginia the 3rd of October driving 12 hours a day till we get to Moab. To this day I have no idea where to start and what to do. Lol. I have all the stuff that I need I want to take a ton of photos and see the land. I want to at least spend 3 days out in Moab visiting arches national park. Anyways suggestions on where to start and what to do?
Next time I go to Moab I think I will just base camp at Arches or one of the local commercial campgrounds and hit the local trails in the area.
Here are a trail rating site that might help.

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Next time I go to Moab I think I will just base camp at Arches or one of the local commercial campgrounds and hit the local trails in the area.
Here are a trail rating site that might help.
Cruise Moab - Trail rating system

^Ok, link didn't work so I'll try again.^
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Cruise Moab - Trail rating system ^Ok, link didn't work so I'll try again.^
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