January 6, 2010heya guys, IT`s been decided, the dates for the MOAB 2010 trip are for April 16-22 in 2010. Here`s a list of those who are planning to make it at this time:
SO thus far we have:
Jason - JK
Colorado Steve - LJ
Colorado Tom - YJ
Andy - LJ
CJ - CJ7 (Ca group)
Richard - TJ (Ca group)
Anton - CJ (Ca group)
Terry - TJ (Ca group)
Stevecj5 - cj
If anyone wants to join us for a week of great wheeling post up or shoot me a pm. Below is some general info that can help answer any questions:
-What difficulty level trails do you run?
We run all kinds of trails but generally stick to the 3-4 rated trails but some will try the 5 rated trails such as Pritchett Canyon, etc.
-Where can I stay? Camping or hotel?
The big horn lodge is pretty nice and inexpensive, either of the Best westerns in town are nice as well. There is a nice campground that`s roughly $25-$35 per day but I can`t remember the name but once I do I`ll post it up. Here`s the campground that Rick and TomV stayed at http://www.packcreekcampground.com/
-What kind of equipment does my rig need?
31` tires minimum, lockers, recovery points, winch preferred, skid plates. Also bring any tools and extra parts. If you do break, there`s enough brains to get you either fixed or at least off of the trail safely and into town, we don`t leave anyone behind.
-How many rigs are going?
So far, there`s 4 rigs for sure but the more the merrier.
-Do you drive or tow there? How long is the drive?
I`ve driven it and it wasn`t bad, 15 hours total (8-9 to get to Vegas and 7-8 to get from Vegas to Moab). This time around I might tow if I can find someone that`s going and can tow 2 rigs (I`d be willing to split the cost).
Trying to keep things consistent how Chris set stuff up, we could start thinking about what trails to run on what days and such. Everything is open to change but it`s nice to have a general idea of what trails want to be run and if some are arriving late or leaving early. Rick mentioned BFE, and I`d like to run Steel Bender all the way this time
April 16 Friday: Arrive in Moab (Andy, Richard, Anton, Jason, CJ)
17 Saturday: Cliffhanger and the first part of Moab Rim.
18 Sunday: Hells Revenge in AM. and Fins in the afternoon
19 Monday: Steel bender or Strike Ravine
20 Tuesday: Kane Creek or Rusty Nail
21 Wednesday: Arches or another trail?
22 Thursday: leave Moab (for me)