|06-04-2012 06:43 AM|
|06-03-2012 10:09 AM|
we went to Moab end of May and based on all the information we received we did decide not to do the whole WRT.
We entered the WRT in Canyonlands NP and went down the Shafer switchbacks until we reached Musselman Arch (great!). There we returned and went back via Potash Road. Shortly after reaching Potash there is another dirt road (Long Canyon Road) leading back up to the entrance of Dead Horse State Park. We tried this road but with our 4x4 Jeep Liberty without Low transmission we could not get through a short area with deep fluffy sand almost at the end. So we decided to return to Moab from there and call it a day.
It was a wonderful day trip and in current conditions the WRT (the part we did) is not challenging for a 4x4 HC vehicle.
Thanks for all the tips!
|05-15-2012 10:26 AM|
|05-12-2012 11:30 AM|
|nick50471||Moab is so much more than this one trail. Get the Charles Wells book mentioned above and go have fun. I am taking the family the first week in June.|
|05-12-2012 11:20 AM|
2. A tent works fine. I have the same kind of gear - though, I'll probably sleep in the Jeep next week. FINALLY here - I leave this week!!!
3. Fuel cans - I think it's a toss up. White Rim is a 'maybe' depending on where you're headed. We're not taking any, but will fill-up before leaving Moab for those days. With the route we have planned (we'll hit all the off-shoots on White Rim, Shafer Switchbacks, then Long Canyon to Hwy 279 to see the petroglphys before heading back to Moab) ... we should have enough. There are some multi-day (3-4 day) drives near Moab where you would need extra fuel.
4. Water - one gallon/person/day plus an extra 2-day reserve. That's to drink and does not include water to cook.
5. permits for camping on White Rim ... book early!!
6. Unfortunately (or fortunately, I guess, depending on the situation), there is coverage in some areas ... but, not all.
I'll post up more pics when I return a little over 2 weeks from now.
|05-10-2012 08:46 AM|
Tons of great great camping
I've been out for 4-6 hrs per day and only used a quarter of a tank
Couple of bottles of water per trip
Cell phone works
Go in may or October
Plan 5-7 days of wheeling, next yr we're planing on added lake Powell for a few days
You're lifted right, you can go stock but it's more fun
Meet you there may 2013
|04-23-2012 07:36 PM|
WOW! Just checked:
1. about 2000-mi (one way) from Forest, VA to Moab
2. would tent (I am a backpacker & have that type gear) camping work?
3. guess I need sone GI-type fuel cans just in case?
4. How much water did you carry on this trip?
5. I understand permits are needed for over-nights
6. Cell phone service work out there?
Any other tips ?
|04-23-2012 07:21 PM|
Wish I had not seen this post I have ordered the referenced book and now I want so bad to make this trip and see this trail 1st hand
Retired (April 1) and 3-yrs Cancer-free, this trip is on my "Bucket List"
Thanks Friends for the intro to the Top-Notch landmark! Maybe I'll see one of you there
|04-22-2012 03:19 PM|
|phreakboy||absolutely gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing.|
|04-16-2012 12:45 AM|
|CaliRubicon||Nice, now that's some pretty country. On my list.|
|04-13-2012 12:50 AM|
|Moabdan||The White Rim is back open. I did a portion of it this past weekend. It takes about 10-12 hours to do it in one day.|
|04-06-2012 11:45 PM|
|07XMan2Door||Very nice. Thanks for sharing!!|
|04-06-2012 11:27 PM|
|Peter Steele||great plx !|
|03-27-2012 12:18 AM|
|Casotakar1229||just love these pictures. I keep coming back to this thread trying to imagine how awesome it is to travel on land like this...|
|03-26-2012 09:15 PM|
For an AWESOME book on Moab go here: Charles Wells' Utah Trail Guide. Get the spiral binding - trust me, you'll appreciate it! His books are written rather conservatively (IMHO - but, I've been wheeling for 20 yrs), but using his books as guides, I've run many of the trails throughout Colorado and Utah. They are fantastic and I've found no other reference that comes close in terms of the amount of comprehensive info.
|03-26-2012 08:47 PM|
|jsmithtx||Can you guys tell me how long it takes to do the trail? Is there anwhere to get a good set of maps of all of the trails in Moab? We checked at the visitor center and at the jeep rental but did't receive a lot of info. Troller, I would check if you are going. We were newbs and didn't want to appear too dumb. I didn't even know they had overnite permits.|
|03-25-2012 02:13 PM|
we got permits in May and they planned us for "Potato B" Campsite and "Horsethief Trail Road" Entry.
I think that is rather close to the entry. What do you guys think?
Do you think we should call the Visitor Center upfront to know if the Trail is open or closed?
|03-25-2012 02:06 PM|
great pics! we're headed to Moab the last week of May and are going to do an overnight on White Rim (yes, have the permit ). In all the times I've run trails in Moab, I've never run White Rim, much less camped out there - I can't wait.
Have you camped on White Rim? Which site(s)? Any particular hikes, photo spots, etc you'd recommend?
We got one of the last overnight permits for the trail for the week we're out there and the only site available was Airport (which I hear is the 'worst' of the campsites, though I use that word loosely) - I really was hoping for White Crack or Candlestick. But, we'll take what we can get given our late planning.
|03-25-2012 12:37 PM|
|Peter Steele||sweet pix. wish i was there !|
|03-25-2012 11:59 AM|
|jsmithtx||It had been raining and I guess it had washed out part of the trail. They didn't really say.|
|03-24-2012 09:59 AM|
|03-21-2012 11:21 PM|
|jsmithtx||We were planning on doing the White Rim Trail. We were all set to go and were instructed to visit the visitors center. Come to find out trail was closed. Always have options in case your plans don't work out. Visitor center is great, very helpful people.|
|03-20-2012 02:00 PM|
|Casotakar1229||absolutely gorgeous. the main reason I got a jeep was to be able to do things like that and come out safely and have a blast and be able to drive the same vehicle I use to explore on the road as well. excited to contribute to this thread one day!|
|03-20-2012 07:19 AM|
If you're gonna stay in Moab, you would only need a day to complete it.
Be ready to eat a lot of red dust!
|01-27-2012 12:19 AM|
Nice. Very nice!
|01-26-2012 11:56 PM|
|jsmithtx||First trip to Moab last spring. Probably the most awesome place I ever visited. Flat lander in rocks, scary. I still don't know how to describe it. Hope to make it back yearly.|
|01-17-2012 12:13 AM|
Know Im posting on a thread from last year but I have 2....
Very Nice This is exactly what I want to do go Jeeping with a trailer and see places not seen very often ! Very nice Kudos to you and wish you had more pictures
|12-14-2011 03:09 PM|
|GREEN-MACHINE||awesome pictures... im jealous|
|12-14-2011 08:43 AM|
|perkalater79||Now on my bucket list!!!!! Thanks. Absolutely beautiful!!!|
|12-14-2011 08:29 AM|
we will visit Utah in May 2012 and I plan to do the White Rim trail with my wife.
Is it possible to do with a Midsize SUV? I already received the permit from the NP Service.
How long did it take you for the trip? One or two days?
Regards from Brazil
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