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02-11-2013 06:02 PM
Lbear I'm planning to go the second or third week in September if anyone is game. The Easter Jam is too much of a zoo for me, personally. I want to do the trails at my leisure and not part of a long line (no disrespect to others who see the advantages of the coordinated run). I have a stock Rubicon and plan to do the easier stuff like White Rim Trail and maybe Chicken Corners, etc. Hoping to shoot a lot of photographs. If interested let me know.
12-29-2012 11:14 AM
jonster Depending on where you go and what you want to do I have found it best (personally) to go during the "off" times - Rubicon or Moab. Typically the services are more expensive during the events, there are way too many people, the trail/s are crowded, etc.

Rubicon is one long train of vehicles and there are a lot of rock stacks so all can make it through.

For me the off times are best because I can take a leisurely trip and stop on the trails, the food and lodging is less and there are less drunks on the trail.

I would like to go either to Moab. Rubicon or Death Valley again in the spring.
12-28-2012 07:26 PM
Rugbyduck I'd love to go to Moab, but it just seems like Easter weekend is just far too much $$. I looked into it for this year and was slightly aghast that each run was $50 sign up. Even at 4 runs...well..you do the math. The camping vs motel thing, wore me out looking. I guess I really need to sit down with guys who have done it to really get my head around the best things to do. It's a "must do" at some point soon!
12-28-2012 07:14 PM
greenenvey How does it work do i need to register for the trails i want to run, or do i pick a trail when i get there? How do i get in with a group?
12-28-2012 11:17 AM
SmellsFishy
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Originally Posted by 99er
I've never done the Rubicon and am planning on a summer trip. Probably do the Jeepers Jam in late July. Anyone else from Oregon planning to go?
I am interested, depending on the dates. Got a link to info on the Jeepers Jam?
12-27-2012 08:24 PM
99er I've never done the Rubicon and am planning on a summer trip. Probably do the Jeepers Jam in late July. Anyone else from Oregon planning to go?
12-27-2012 08:09 PM
skjeeper Yeah, since this is my first time going to Moab, I would be up for heading down there during EJS, it may be a little bit of a tourist trap, but since they will have guides and a repair shop, it may be easier for a first time novice. The registration does not open up until sometime January, maybe we can chat about it during/after one of the Wrangler Forum meetings....

all the best-
skjeeper
12-27-2012 01:36 PM
07UnlimitedX If we set dates soon, I can be in. I just have to ask for the days real soon..
12-27-2012 12:56 PM
scottmphoto I am thinking Easter....but open to other suggestions. Would be nice to see some sun!
12-26-2012 11:01 PM
greenenvey So whos going and when will it take place, im in eastern oregon and would like to go if we put something together
12-06-2012 01:06 PM
scottmphoto Agreed. My wife and I have driven from Miami, FL to Anchorage, AK (a few times)
12-06-2012 12:35 AM
SmellsFishy
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Originally Posted by scottmphoto View Post
I have always dreamed of Moab....if only for the change of scenery. I love the desert.


Not ruling anything out, just considering other options for those that fear the 16 hour drive (rookies).
X2 on the 1st part. I love that area, especially Sedona AZ. I'm certainly no rookie to 16+ hour drives though....they suck.( Especially at 50mph in a gas-guzzling TJ)
12-05-2012 11:44 PM
jonster In my opinion Easter is not the time to go to Moab if you want to take a more relaxed time on the trails. We usually go in May. There are so many things to do there and so many different trails it is really good for any type rig.
12-05-2012 06:20 PM
banks316
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Originally Posted by scottmphoto View Post
I have always dreamed of Moab....if only for the change of scenery. I love the desert.

Not ruling anything out, just considering other options for those that fear the 16 hour drive (rookies).
Took me close to 20hrs back in August to drive there. I stayed the night in bosie the finished the trip the next day.
12-05-2012 06:11 PM
scottmphoto I have always dreamed of Moab....if only for the change of scenery. I love the desert.

Not ruling anything out, just considering other options for those that fear the 16 hour drive (rookies).
12-05-2012 06:00 PM
banks316
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Originally Posted by skjeeper View Post
So does this mean I'm going to Moab alone?
The official Jeepers Jamboree in the Rubicon is in July but there are other groups that go on different dates and on a smaller scale. The spring may leave lots of snow around. I'm down if people are going for that too.
I wouldn't mine going but I would like to go with a group that's close to my experience lvl and build.
12-05-2012 05:53 PM
skjeeper So does this mean I'm going to Moab alone?
The official Jeepers Jamboree in the Rubicon is in July but there are other groups that go on different dates and on a smaller scale. The spring may leave lots of snow around. I'm down if people are going for that too.
12-05-2012 12:12 PM
banks316
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Originally Posted by scottmphoto View Post
Would the Rubicon be snow-free and warmish in the Spring?
Elevation is around 5k I belive there would still be snow. As for temp lady year. I ran it in September it got down in the low 40's at night, mid 80,s during the day. I would up for that depending on the group make up.
12-05-2012 11:36 AM
scottmphoto Would the Rubicon be snow-free and warmish in the Spring?
12-04-2012 01:16 PM
SmellsFishy
oh my butt!

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Originally Posted by n2jeepn View Post
From east Vancouver to Moab it is right at a 16 hour drive (1016 miles going the speed limit), NOT counting stops. Counting stops add an hour or two.
...this part is the most concerning...
12-04-2012 11:00 AM
banks316
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Originally Posted by jesse.lewis View Post
After seeing the open diffs comment, Moab sounds good. Open diffs and re-treads. Only way to roll.
I'm out
12-03-2012 09:41 PM
jesse.lewis After seeing the open diffs comment, Moab sounds good. Open diffs and re-treads. Only way to roll.
12-03-2012 07:46 PM
scottmphoto I think EJS would be an awesome trip....only concern would be crowded trails, overpriced accommodations, etc etc
12-03-2012 11:19 AM
skjeeper
Moab 2013

So, after briefly looking at the informative PDF file from the Red Rocks website, it looks like the registration for the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari opens up January 20, 2013. (Of course this is assuming the world doesn't end in three weeks based on the Mayan calendar, of which, the real tragedy won't be the world ending, but rather not having been to Moab in a Jeep before the world ends.)
Anyhow, we still have some time to decide if we are going, how many people are going, etc. etc. Also, this is assuming we participate in the Easter Jeep Safari. If we just go it alone in Moab on some other date, then we just do whatever on our own. The joy of EJS I take it is to check out some cool rigs, cool trails, and cool people, not to mention the event provides guides and support in case stuff happens. I have never been, so I am certainly no expert at this, but I figure if we are planning, we have some time before Jan. 20.

All the best-
skjeeper
12-03-2012 09:33 AM
n2jeepn
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Originally Posted by IslandTJ View Post
For those who have wheeled with me and have Moab experience, would my Jeep be capable enough? I am not locked... only running limited slips.
There is always someone who is has open diffs at Moab, and we ALLWAYS get them through.
12-02-2012 11:02 PM
banks316 Im down for the easter event
12-02-2012 09:18 PM
SmellsFishy
No Easter week for me...

I'd like to go to Moab with a group from here. But I cant do the Easter Week Safari. Business trip that week.
12-02-2012 06:46 PM
skjeeper
Moab 2013

So are there people looking to go to Moab 2013? If so, are we thinking the Moab Easter Jeep Safari or just a random weekend of going? If the goal is the Easter Jeep Safari, the registration and trail maps will open up this month. Registration will be first come, first serve and according to the Red Rocks website, groups will not be accommodated any longer. Instead, you are supposed to gather your group early and register with everyone selecting the same trails. I am down for it, but just wondering if anyone else wants to go.

All the best-
skjeeper
12-01-2012 03:19 PM
scottmphoto
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Originally Posted by jesse.lewis View Post
sorry Scott, didn't mean to step on your thread...... I might be down for some MOAB if the overland thing falls through. Nomatter what I will be in Moab with a jeep this summer.
Ha...no worries man...this is more of a place for us all to share ideas...Utah is a big place and if there are better spots, I'm down for whatever!

We could also consider the Rubicon if that would work better.
11-30-2012 11:30 PM
banks316
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Originally Posted by IslandTJ
For those who have wheeled with me and have Moab experience, would my Jeep be capable enough? I am not locked... only running limited slips.
There's trails for every size Jeep. You will do fine.
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