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danrb 04-06-2013 06:50 PM

Virginia to Moab
 
Just wondering if anyone else is thinking about going to Moab in the next year or two. Would like to plan a trip and go with a group if there is anyone interested.

QuietSpike 04-06-2013 07:06 PM

trip of a lifetime Dan... depending on time away.... I could be talked in to it.

Would need some upgrades before the trip though.

danrb 04-06-2013 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by QuietSpike (Post 3603290)
trip of a lifetime Dan... depending on time away.... I could be talked in to it.

Would need some upgrades before the trip though.

I have a week or two free this summer, but am in the same boat. and would like to wait for upgrades. The best time for me is probably next year. I'd like to plan it out and hype it up, versus a spur of the moment trip.

BTW, it's 3+ days out and 3+ days back.

SHYUperman 04-06-2013 09:52 PM

I'd love to do it.. let me know once you start planning

d_rehmann 04-07-2013 08:12 PM

Dan,

Not promising anything, but, what would you think of renting a truck and maybe flying out? I think it would be a lot more time and cost effective (if you get a couple of guys to split the cost). If that was the case, I could probably see flying out once my jeep gets there and spending 3 days or something rather than 10 because I have to drive. Just a suggestion.

danrb 04-07-2013 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by d_rehmann (Post 3607175)
Dan,

Not promising anything, but, what would you think of renting a truck and maybe flying out? I think it would be a lot more time and cost effective (if you get a couple of guys to split the cost). If that was the case, I could probably see flying out once my jeep gets there and spending 3 days or something rather than 10 because I have to drive. Just a suggestion.

Sounds like an idea. Probably the same when figuring in gas. Too bad no auto trains, like the one that goes from here to Florida.

Reaper2332 04-10-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by d_rehmann (Post 3607175)
Dan,

Not promising anything, but, what would you think of renting a truck and maybe flying out? I think it would be a lot more time and cost effective (if you get a couple of guys to split the cost). If that was the case, I could probably see flying out once my jeep gets there and spending 3 days or something rather than 10 because I have to drive. Just a suggestion.

That is part of the experience!

BigDaddyAt 04-10-2013 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Reaper2332 (Post 3619297)
That is part of the experience!

I'd think the same as Reaper on this one. Although, if you feel otherwise, find some of those autoshippers online that eBay uses. I shipped a huge SUV from Seattle for under $1k a few years back. I'd imagine if you had enough rigs to make it a 2 point dedicated haul, that you could get some pretty decent rates from someone...

Gbobva 04-10-2013 12:46 PM

I'd be down for a trip next summer out west. Although for some reasons visions of City Slickers keeps jumping into my mind, but instead of horses we are all in jeeps... hmmm

danrb 04-10-2013 03:45 PM

I'm thinking that the road trip wouldn't be so bad if we hit a trail or two along the way. So maybe 5 days out and 3 back with two stops to four wheel along the way. I'm thinking this will be 1.5 to 2 weeks.

I'm definitely not going down lions back first. Where is Jason when we need him. Lol

Reaper2332 04-10-2013 03:57 PM

I would gladely do it, just need the funds to go and obviously the signed approval from my wife!

danrb 04-13-2013 09:08 AM

Hey we all could stay here. lol

*Virginian Motel | Moab Utah USA | Lodging Accommodations*

danrb 04-13-2013 09:18 AM

For me I'd like to do the drive to Moab. It is approximately a 30 hour drive. I figure 10 hours each day would mean 3 days to get there and three to get back. But as other's seem to suggest, part the experience is the trip. So I think 5 days out, 4 days there and 5 days back. With a two week vacation you get 16 consecutive days, which gives us some flexibility on the trip. Think we should take a Northern Route and Southern Route. So the trip would be something like this.

Day 1 - Drive ~10 hours. Start with Northern Route
Day 2 - Off road wheeling. Need to find a place of interest.
Day 3 - Drive ~10 hours.
Day 4 - Off road wheeling. Need to find a place of interest.
Day 5 - Drive to Moab City Utah?
Day 6 - 9 Wheel and camp in Moab Desert. Day Nine conclude trip with drive down Lions Back
Day 10 - Drive ~10 hours. Take a Southern Route
Day 11 - Off road wheeling. Need to find a place of interest.
Day 12 - Drive ~10 hours.
Day 13 - Off road wheeling. Need to find a place of interest.
Day 14 - Drive Home.

silver rubi 04-13-2013 09:39 AM

I'd be interested. Would just have to get the funds together...

danrb 04-13-2013 09:40 AM

Making a list of places. Suggestions?

Northern Route Places
11 hours - Manistee Off Road Park, Off Road Trails, Rock Crawling, Camping, 4 Wheeling, Dog Party, Copemish, Benzie, Beulah, Honor, Traverse City, Northern Michigan
13 hours - Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource HEARTLAND : The 2012 JK-Experience Drummond Island & Turtle Ridge [Part 3 of 3]
30 hours - Off Road Trail Maps: Black Bear Pass, Colorado | EveryTrail - This would be a once in a lifetime experience.
30 hours - Telluride, Colorado - 4WD Road to Tomboy Ghost Town - "Take a 2wd car only if you plan on buying a new car" lol?
24 hours - Nebraska2520National2520Forests2520and2520Grasslan ds-2520Home/

danrb 04-13-2013 10:02 AM

Black Bear pass video
2011 - The Finest and Longest Black Bear Pass Video "The Steps" and Switchbacks highlighted - YouTube
Black Bear Road, the Steps, Switchbacks, Telluride, 4x4, Jeep, Offroad, San Juan Mountains, Colorado - YouTube

silver rubi 04-13-2013 01:55 PM

Looks good! Think a stock Rubicon would make it? Lol

Mistermoose 04-13-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by danrb (Post 3631398)
For me I'd like to do the drive to Moab. It is approximately a 30 hour drive. I figure 10 hours each day would mean 3 days to get there and three to get back. But as other's seem to suggest, part the experience is the trip. So I think 5 days out, 4 days there and 5 days back. With a two week vacation you get 16 consecutive days, which gives us some flexibility on the trip. Think we should take a Northern Route and Southern Route. So the trip would be something like this.

Day 1 - Drive ~10 hours. Start with Northern Route
Day 2 - Off road wheeling. Need to find a place of interest.
Day 3 - Drive ~10 hours.
Day 4 - Off road wheeling. Need to find a place of interest.
Day 5 - Drive to Moab City Utah?
Day 6 - 9 Wheel and camp in Moab Desert. Day Nine conclude trip with drive down Lions Back
Day 10 - Drive ~10 hours. Take a Southern Route
Day 11 - Off road wheeling. Need to find a place of interest.
Day 12 - Drive ~10 hours.
Day 13 - Off road wheeling. Need to find a place of interest.
Day 14 - Drive Home.

Me and my boy are from Philadelphia if this is something that could happen we would be interested.

silver rubi 04-13-2013 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Mistermoose (Post 3632113)

Me and my boy are from Philadelphia if this is something that could happen we would be interested.

I know a few people from PA that would be interested as well...

BigDaddyAt 04-16-2013 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by danrb (Post 3631516)

Oh that switchback at 19:20...

After seeing that video, I think I'd be more interested in doing Colorado than Moab....lol. Awesome!

danrb 04-16-2013 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by BigDaddyAt (Post 3643324)

Oh that switchback at 19:20...

After seeing that video, I think I'd be more interested in doing Colorado than Moab....lol. Awesome!

Those are the two once in a lifetime places. I kept looking for a four door Jeep in the video since they say short wheel base. Those three point turns with a sharp drop off have me concerned.

The other concern is ur at 12,000 ft. 14,000 was enough to incapacitate me a few years back. Went to 9,500 ft a couple weeks ago and felt it. Everyone would need to be aware of the risk from going a 100 ft above sea level to 12,000 ft. I'd hate to black out in the middle of a 3 point turn.

Gladi8r 04-16-2013 04:24 PM

Dan...About what timeframe are you looking at doing this?

silver rubi 04-16-2013 04:27 PM

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silver rubi 04-16-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by danrb (Post 3643348)

Those are the two once in a lifetime places. I kept looking for a four door Jeep in the video since they say short wheel base. Those three point turns with a sharp drop off have me concerned.

The other concern is ur at 12,000 ft. 14,000 was enough to incapacitate me a few years back. Went to 9,500 ft a couple weeks ago and felt it. Everyone would need to be aware of the risk from going a 100 ft above sea level to 12,000 ft. I'd hate to black out in the middle of a 3 point turn.

If I can get the time off to go we will have a Firefighter / EMT in the group...

danrb 04-16-2013 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Gladi8r (Post 3644784)
Dan...About what timeframe are you looking at doing this?

I was thinking two weeks next year. I'm pretty flexible on when, so I'm looking for what times work for people.

danrb 04-16-2013 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by silver rubi (Post 3644802)
If I can get the time off to go we will have a Firefighter / EMT in the group...

Lol. I don't think many people survive falling off that switch back. As a matter of fact, some of the videos about Moab talk about people dying there.

Reaper2332 04-16-2013 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by danrb (Post 3644883)

Lol. I don't think many people survive falling off that switch back. As a matter of fact, some of the videos about Moab talk about people dying there.

If you want to see the switchbacks go to youtube and search wayalife. Then look for the jk experience colorado and I believe its part 4 of 4 called black bear pass and billings canyon I think. There is a guy where his brakes go out about 4 ft from the cliff.

danrb 04-16-2013 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Reaper2332 (Post 3645373)
If you want to see the switchbacks go to youtube and search wayalife. Then look for the jk experience colorado and I believe its part 4 of 4 called black bear pass and billings canyon I think. There is a guy where his brakes go out about 4 ft from the cliff.

I guess that is why they say you need to have a working hand brake.

Rancho 04-16-2013 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Reaper2332 (Post 3645373)
If you want to see the switchbacks go to youtube and search wayalife. Then look for the jk experience colorado and I believe its part 4 of 4 called black bear pass and billings canyon I think. There is a guy where his brakes go out about 4 ft from the cliff.

That was Ali from Petersen's (now Diesel Power) I ended up doing Black Bear Pass in 2WD rear low... both front axle shafts were snapped. :dance::whistling:

PS that is also me singing "Every Rose has It's Thrones" at the end of the video.... giddy up.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...n/DSC04303.jpg

Reaper2332 04-16-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Rancho (Post 3645497)

That was Ali from Petersen's (now Diesel Power) I ended up doing Black Bear Pass in 2WD rear low... both front axle shafts were snapped. :dance::whistling:

PS that is also me singing "Every Rose has It's Thrones" at the end of the video.... giddy up.

Yeah you had a hell of a time with your front end on that experience. I give it to you though, you did more in 2wd that most can do in 4wd! I would love to make it to the west coast and do a fraction of the trail you all do. By the way great singing at the end of that video!


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