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06-04-2012 06:43 AM
Jpatrick Great pics!
06-03-2012 10:09 AM
Troller_Brazil Hello all,

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
jkiniowa Awesome pics
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
Comac90
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Originally Posted by willee51 View Post
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 ?
1. It's all good. I'm in nearly the same situation - it's EXACTLY 1800 miles from my house to Moab Brewery.
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.

T
05-10-2012 08:46 AM
FOUR FLUSHER
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Originally Posted by willee51 View Post
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 ?
Worth every mile, I'm there right now, most fun I've had in years. I'll post some pics soon.
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
willee51 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
willee51
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Originally Posted by Comac90 View Post
Sounds like you're at Potato Bottom ... ~66 miles from the Visitor Center. Check out this link for some good info: nps.gov - White Rim Road




You only need the permit if you're going to camp. You can drive it in a day (it 100 miles or so on dirt, so no issues unless it's wet or the road is washed out), but 2-3 days is better to ensure you get to check out all the little hikes and off-shoots ... according to what I've read.

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.

T
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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
Comac90
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Originally Posted by Troller_Brazil View Post
Hey Comac!
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?

JSmithTx,
Do you think we should call the Visitor Center upfront to know if the Trail is open or closed?

thanks
Troller Brazil
Sounds like you're at Potato Bottom ... ~66 miles from the Visitor Center. Check out this link for some good info: nps.gov - White Rim Road


Quote:
Originally Posted by jsmithtx View Post
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.
You only need the permit if you're going to camp. You can drive it in a day (it 100 miles or so on dirt, so no issues unless it's wet or the road is washed out), but 2-3 days is better to ensure you get to check out all the little hikes and off-shoots ... according to what I've read.

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.

T
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
Troller_Brazil Hey Comac!
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?

JSmithTx,
Do you think we should call the Visitor Center upfront to know if the Trail is open or closed?

thanks
Troller Brazil
03-25-2012 02:06 PM
Comac90 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.

T
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
perkalater79
Quote:
Originally Posted by 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.
Bummer. Why was it closed?
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
SIXTI
Quote:
Hello Rubicondon,
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
Troller Brazil, The White rim trail is rated "easy" and I don't think its eroded very much since my wife and I last went there. A mid-size SUV should handle it comfortably.
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
anamorph
Absolutely beautiful.

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
Jurassic Wrangler 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
Troller_Brazil Hello Rubicondon,
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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