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Old 12-07-2017, 01:44 PM
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Planning trip to Moab EJS 2018 from NC

I'm starting to make plans no to go to Easter Jeep Safari 2018. I'm looking for advice, list of must do trails, meet ups or trail rides to join, basically anything about the trip that are must do's at EJS.

I've got a built TJ locked on 35s, and my brother has a built 2dr JK rubi on 37s. Both jeeps are geared, locked, tube fenders, sliders, both of us have Chromos front and rear etc... we will push them to their limits aren't afraid of hard trails.

We are picking up a 2 car 5th wheel enclosed trailer this weekend to start converting into an RV in the front and tow both Jeeps out from NC.

Who else is going in the spring?

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I was on the bubble for that trip and still want to but ended up signing up for the Rubicon again. Itís on my list but Iím sure it will be awesome! Sounds like you are well equipped and shouldnít have any problems? I donít have a trailer and itís almost 1000 miles for me so thatís part of the reason I passed on it. Have fun!


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Ill be there.
I just looked through your build, looks like you've got a really well put together jeep! I'd love to meet up with some other people to wheel with out there in smaller groups with other capable rigs. I imagine the actual EJS trail rides get pretty crowded and could take a while to get trails done, but I don't know since I've never been.
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They are all usually all day affairs. Fins and things can be done at a decent pace in about 3hours, but for EJS, it is a social affair and takes about 7 hours. I know Kane creek took us 8 hours, and I am pretty sure it could be done in four hours without all the stops for everything.
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I am going to 2018 EJS as well.
I have never been before either and its about an 1100 mile trip for me. Planning to stay for ten days and hoping to have some fun.
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We're going -- Newbies coming down from Oregon. Can't wait!
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I just booked our trip 03/28-04/02 if anyone wants to meetup


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we're going and we would be interested in meeting up one day.
I've been to Moab on average close to 2 times a year since 2011.
Only want to do one or two trails with the actual EJS event. Crowds are going to be crazy and like one said a 3-4 hr trail will be 7-8 hrs. but I do want to experience at least one trail with them.
Sign up for EJS trails starts Monday the 23rd.
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Yeah I'm thinking of doing only 2 or 3 actual EJS scheduled rides. I'm planning to get to Moab 3-24, leaving to start the drive home 3-31
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Where is everyone staying? I reserved an RV on airbnb that's already all setup in the area of Spanish Valley at Funstays rv park. Only place i could find to go with a truck, 2 car trailer, 2 jeeps and 4 guys, but it looks nice.
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I am staying in town at the Moab Valley Inn who said they have a lot of trailer parking out back. Hope its true as I am certainly not driving my Jeep 17 hours on 42" tires. lol
Was going to book a few trails with EJS as was heading down solo but if a few of us are meeting up would go roaming with y'all.
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I am staying in town at the Moab Valley Inn who said they have a lot of trailer parking out back. Hope its true
You might want to check Moab Valley Inn on Google Earth. They have adequate parking but I'm not sure I would say they have "a lot" of trailer parking....at least for connected trailers. You should be able to park the trailer in a regular stall and the tow vehicle next to it though.
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Last April (when the prices were still lower) we rented a house by the golf course.
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Ok I will have a look since I have a CC LB truck with a 20í trailer I need a bit of space to park.


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sign up starts tomorrow.. our group has two days planned with the EJS event and the others are either jeeping on our own and a few days of hiking and or golf.

Does anyone want to meet up on Sunday or Weds and run a trail?
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I think their web site was overwhelmed as it crashed soon after registration opened
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I just signed up for Hells Revenge Escalator to hell on Sunday the 25th , but that's all I've signed up for. Going to wing it on the rest, i have a plan of one's to run that are not being run each day so I'll try to do it like that. I'm open to meet with anyone and run some other trails any day. So far I'm planning strike ravine or steel bender Saturday, Hells revenge as mentioned sunday, behind the rocks or flat iron Mesa Monday, top of the world tuesday, wed will be a big loop starting poison spider to golden spike to gold bar rim, and Thursday Friday are kinda up in the air.
Def want to run Kane Creek, metalasher, and moab rim so one of them may be Thursday and another friday
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I def want to do some night wheeling to if anyone is down. Nothing too hard, and not too long but fun and some challenges in the dark would be cool
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I think their web site was overwhelmed as it crashed soon after registration opened


Took me 25 mins to register. The three of us got in though. Crazy.


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Yeah it took me a good 30+. Page kept crashing trying to open the schedule, then finally got it and then crashed a few more times trying to add to my cart and again at checkout! But got myself and my brother registered for Sunday on Hells Revenge.
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Sundayís open. Monday tip toe behind the rocks w/EJS, then Weds open and Thursday is metal masher w/EJS. Tuesday and Friday are non jeep days for me and the wife. Golf or hiking.


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Wednesday youíve got the trifecta down. If the guys Iím with want to Do that one Iím in. Done it 4 times.


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I am free from Wednesday on as well. Kinda want to run the Pickle trail one day while I am there. Itís looks like fun.


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Wednesday youíve got the trifecta down. If the guys Iím with want to Do that one Iím in. Done it 4 times.


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Yea thatd be cool. I've never been, kinda just winging it off a book I bought about moab trails. Didn't realize you could do all of them in a row and thought it sounded like a badass type of day to do 3 in a row. Definitely wanting someone who's been before as I'm kinda nervous of getting lost the more I look at the maps of the trails lol. Not sure how easy it'll be to get off the main trail on a side road and end up lost.
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Not sure how easy it'll be to get off the main trail on a side road and end up lost.
On ANY trail in the Moab area, make sure you have good maps and a GPS or phone/tablet app that works without cell service...and more importantly, know how to use them! After 26 years with Grand County Search and Rescue, I can say without hesitation that it's apparently not hard to get lost on every single trail in this area.
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Yea thatd be cool. I've never been, kinda just winging it off a book I bought about moab trails. Didn't realize you could do all of them in a row and thought it sounded like a badass type of day to do 3 in a row. Definitely wanting someone who's been before as I'm kinda nervous of getting lost the more I look at the maps of the trails lol. Not sure how easy it'll be to get off the main trail on a side road and end up lost.
Our group is good with doing the trifecta on Weds.. (poison spider, Golden Spike, Gold Bar rim) There are three jeeps in my group and it looks like two in yours. 5 jeeps. we could include a few more. It took me and a friend -2 jeeps- last spring almost 7 hours to do it with minimal spotting..we did get stuck behind a few groups. .the other times it took 8+hrs,
I would say plan 8-10hrs with experienced drivers and surely there will be other groups so maybe longer.
we have plenty of time to plan....

I would agree with Moabite about having a GPS route/map so you don't get lost...

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