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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #390 on: May 19, 2011, 11:17:13 PM »
Not Jim and Terri Johnson.  Wrong vehicle.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #391 on: May 20, 2011, 12:19:10 AM »
And I couldn't find either Jim or Tarry in any of the photos for 2001 Moab.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #392 on: May 20, 2011, 06:22:08 AM »
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I think that was Ron Marabito's rented Wrangler. My yellow XTerra was to the right.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #393 on: May 20, 2011, 07:21:26 AM »
Could that have been Jim and Tarry Johnson?

Definitely not the Johnson's yellow truck.  The white pickup sure looks like ours, but we didn't have it in 2001, it's a 2007 :)
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #394 on: May 20, 2011, 08:18:17 AM »
Ardra,

I believe the yellow jeep was Ron Maribito. He rented it that year. The white truck might have been Pete Harpin. Our Grand Vitara is in front on the right. Sure do miss that car!
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #395 on: May 20, 2011, 08:55:26 AM »
Ardra,

I believe the yellow jeep was Ron Maribito. He rented it that year. The white truck might have been Pete Harpin. Our Grand Vitara is in front on the right. Sure do miss that car!

I think you're correct, Jim.  Pete had many different vehicles over the years, and one of them was a white pickup.
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #396 on: May 20, 2011, 05:22:30 PM »
Hmmm.  I had thought the white truck was the Cashmores because they had a trailer and most of the rest of us had motorhomes then.  Remember they had an anemic truck for the size of the fifth wheel and upgraded it fairly quickly after their first trip south.  It was underpowered and he had trouble making it over mountains.  But in zooming in I see a man at the driver's door and he has on what might be a white baseball cap.  One of the people in another photo has on the same cap (maybe yellow) and it does look like Pete Harpin.  Who would the Cashmores have been driving with, I wonder?  In another photo there's a man with white hair that I can't quite identify by profile.  I had forgotten about Maribitos renting the Jeep.

So in the parking circle photo, our white Jeep GC is facing outward at the far left, below it and also facing out is Ruwards tan Jeep GC, in between facing right would be Marabito's yellow rental Jeep Wrangler, then the white truck that would probably be Harpin, then Dobrin's yellow Xterra, then Mahoney's white Jeep GC, and finally someone's white 4WD with lawn chairs on the roof rack.  Whose would the last one be?  It doesn't look like a Jeep and it doesn't seem likely it would have been Cashmores.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #397 on: May 20, 2011, 05:55:51 PM »
Ardra,

The Cashmores rode with us on that trip. I remember it because we made it back up the rock waterfall without having to stop and Colette commented on it. ;D
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« Reply #398 on: May 20, 2011, 11:01:24 PM »
Thanks, Jim.  So we have all but the last car identified.  Maybe it's the man with the white hair.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #399 on: May 20, 2011, 11:27:02 PM »
Ardra,

Just d/l the photo and zoomed in. It broke up fairly quickly but the pickup appears to be a four door. I think Pete only had the two door extended cab. Can't remember who might have had that four door. Now we still have two mysterious vehicles.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #400 on: May 21, 2011, 12:17:19 AM »
Jim, you're absolutely correct.  It's four doors and has one of those black truck bed covers.  I can't even begin to keep up with Pete's vehicles so don't know if it's his or not.  ::)

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #401 on: May 21, 2011, 07:53:36 AM »
Ardra,

Guess I'll have to write to Pete and see if he remembers. :)
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #402 on: May 23, 2011, 09:43:29 AM »
Here's a picture of the Brewers, the Berrys & Lou Schneider as we get ready to go on the Canyonlands by Night boat ride. 

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #403 on: May 23, 2011, 09:59:21 AM »
And here is Judy and Mike in the Front row seats on the Canyonlands boat cruise.
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #404 on: May 23, 2011, 10:40:40 AM »
Hi,
Tara just came up with the Canyonlands by nite cruise; was it a great, good, or so so thing to do?
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #405 on: May 23, 2011, 10:55:22 AM »
Ernie,

Judy & I thought it was worth it to do it once.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #406 on: May 23, 2011, 12:21:31 PM »
Agree.  It's very interesting one time, but that's probably enough for most of us.  The cowboy-style meal was pretty good too if you get dinner included.  I think one of the most fascinating aspects to me was being out there on the river in total darkness and really losing a sense of where I was.  I knew I was on a river and felt movement but had no sense of direction.  The night we went we couldn't even see the cliffs in the dark and that contributed to that "lost" sense.  A most interesting phenomenon!  The laser light show was neat too.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #407 on: May 23, 2011, 12:44:00 PM »
Betty, thanks for posting that picture.  My hair is beautiful.   ;D ;D  Ardra, you did a good job of describing the feeling you get on the river in almost total darkness.  And I forgot about the meal.  It was good.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #408 on: May 23, 2011, 12:53:20 PM »
Mike - Eerie might be a good word to describe it?!?  You also must have experienced a really dark night because there were no reference points.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #409 on: May 23, 2011, 07:13:32 PM »
We enjoyed it when we did it a few years ago. I thought the talk while you're going upriver was the best part of it. I thought the light show was a bit hokey, Betty thought it was romantic. If you want to get a feel for the light show, drive out the river road about 8:30, find a place to park (group site area at Goose Island is good if there's no group there) and watch a lot of the light show on the cliffs. No sound but you can play your own CDs.
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #410 on: May 23, 2011, 07:35:23 PM »
Ernie and Tara,

We have done the Canyonlands Cruise by night  2 times.  Both times the dinner was good, an all you can eat  bar b que  and yummy scallopped potatoes, beans salad bar , corn and a little cobbler dessert.  The night we went out the 3/4 moon appeared out of  a crack in the cliffs and was a very impressive addition.  You get history,  folklore  gelogy and culture on the narration portion of the trip.  It was a cool night and I was glad to have my hat and mittens.  I did snuggle up next to Terry to keep warm and thus the romantic part. 
I say go for it.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #411 on: May 24, 2011, 04:13:14 AM »
We enjoyed the boat ride when we did it a few years ago. The next day, driving alongside the river, we realized how short (in distance) the trip really was.

The first year we were at Moab, returning in the dark one evening, we passed a vehicle with bright spotlights shining up on the cliffs. We assumed it was part of a search and rescue operation, and had no idea it was part of the boat trip experience until we took the trip a few years later  ???
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #412 on: May 25, 2011, 11:47:18 AM »
Hi,

Well! We did it and it was a beautiful night after a somewhat rainy day (managed to find an hour or so between storms for a horseback walk - can't really call it a ride, but Tara has a thing for horses). We enjoyed the boat trip and show and as noted the dinner was very good; especially the barbecue pork. All in all Tara had a good birthday. Thanks for all the responses.

Today, its river rafting; and we'll have done everything except 4-wheeling, the avowed reason we came! Oh Well; there's always tomorrow, next year ,and Idaho.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #413 on: May 25, 2011, 12:20:18 PM »
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« Reply #414 on: May 29, 2011, 11:15:55 PM »
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #415 on: May 29, 2011, 11:37:29 PM »
Thanks for the memories!

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #416 on: May 30, 2011, 10:23:20 AM »
Great photos.  Next time, I'm going to give that giant 4x4 a try.  A couple of seat belts, 4 air bags and a parachute and I'm good to go.   
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #417 on: May 30, 2011, 10:54:50 AM »
Dick & Marilee, thanks for the pictures.  The Unimog trip looks like it was a lot of fun.

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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #418 on: May 30, 2011, 12:31:53 PM »
Thanks for posting. Great pictures. Looks like the hairy kids had a good time, too :)  Maybe next year we could have a "Doggie Day" on the Unimog ! You are coming back next year?
 
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Re: RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 8-15, 2011
« Reply #419 on: June 24, 2011, 06:59:54 PM »
The news from this rally just won't stop.

For the intrepid souls who hiked to the Delicate Arch, here's confirmation that it was as great as you thought.  From the USAToday Great American Outdoors section, this entry is in the 51 Greatest American Hikes -- 1 per state! --

Utah

The 3-mile round-trip hike to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park  ranks among the world's best. It's not just that the improbable-looking sandstone arch is among the most unusual formations anywhere. The hike itself is wonderful. It begins its 480-foot climb at the historic Wolfe Ranch, crosses a wash via a hanging bridge and then climbs up solid sandstone. The reward the Delicate Arch is hidden from view until the last possible seconds. nps.gov/arch

Recommended by Tom Wharton, travel writer for the Salt Lake Tribune

There you have it!  Enjoy it again!

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