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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2013, 01:32:45 PM »
John, we had hail last night and again early this morning.  Nothing larger than about 1/4" but it sure was noisy :)  Nice to see water in the creeks this morning.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2013, 04:39:50 PM »
We are back from a wonderful run rated  3.5 and called Tiptoe Behind the Rocks.  I will post some photos but first I must  post photos to the photo contest with a due date of 5 pm.  Glorious almost neon white colored snow on  the Mountains today. 

Fun day!
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2013, 04:46:46 PM »
Hope you had good weather. We had beautiful blue skies this morning and black skies and thunderstorms this afternoon.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2013, 04:50:16 PM »
I think he meant that the hail was back home in Texas. He is in Moab with the rig, rearranging parts on his Jeep.........
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2013, 05:32:04 PM »
Back from the trail about 1/2 hour ago.  We had eight Jeeps (nine including us) behind us and it was a very good group, everything went quite well - nobody had any problems (and the trail leader - us - didn't get lost.)

The new axle worked great, got to try it out on the optional obstacle called Wipeout Hill.  That obstacle is a bit intimidating but I was first down and up.  It's a very steep descent at the start, then a shelf, then another not-quite-as--steep descent.  The climb back up (one way in, one way out) wasn't tricky at all - in this case the longer wheelbase is king.

Got some great video of Wipeout - it will be up in a few days.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2013, 10:13:01 PM »
A photos of our run today.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2013, 10:15:17 PM »
Cool pictures Betty.  I especailly like the last one.  Those clouds look nasty.

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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2013, 10:15:55 PM »
Thanks Betty. You guys and gals are nuts  ;D
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2013, 10:20:17 PM »
Cool pictures Betty.  I especailly like the last one.  Those clouds look nasty.


Mike,  Thank you.  I entered this photo in the Club photo contest.  The gal running it called to ask me if I had one without the spot on sky.  I did not.  It is a chunk of mud on our windshield as I took this while Terry was driving on the run out the windshield. It is authentic!  We had  hail and showers right at dinner time, then it cleared.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2013, 10:50:48 PM »
I led 7 Mile Rim today - had a great time, only eight behind me, great group.  About half of the group did Wipeout hill led by yours truly :)  Tomorrow we do Poison Spider.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2013, 12:07:09 AM »
The pictures are great.  Do you have to have a jeep to get to all these places? 

We will be there in Aug but will be in our 4x4 super duty ford.  I would love to be able to see some of the sights without the rock climbing. 

If someone would give me a Rubi I would love to do the rock climbing too. ;D

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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2013, 08:09:51 AM »
You could actually do some of the trails in your truck, but your wheelbase might be a big impediment.  There are many rental Rubicons available and/or you can take a guided tour.  It is quite beautiful here.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2013, 10:43:58 AM »
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Do you have to have a jeep to get to all these places?
We will be there in Aug but will be in our 4x4 super duty ford.  I would love to be able to see some of the sights without the rock climbing.


There are tons of trails around Moab. We did a lot in our stock Explorer and also many in our classic VW bug. You can buy guide books and you can pick up free flyers at the Moab VC that will help you explore the area without doing extreme rock climbing. There's also great hiking if you want to get out of your vehicle and move.


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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2013, 03:18:18 PM »
Thanks,

We plan on hiking but it's nice to know we can get around in our truck or take a guided tour. 

We're planning a 3 day stop in Moab on our way to Yellowstone.  Hopefully next year we can do 2 to 3 weeks around Utah.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2013, 11:49:21 AM »
Last night was the  final FMCA 4Wheeling event.  It was a dinner catered by an outfit in Montrose.  Rib City Grill BBQ.  Yummmmm. Raffle tickets were drawn and with  my $20 worth of tickets, I won a handmade necklace earring set and 25% off work materials  with Clayton Off Road Manufacturing. The  $ raised goes to KOTO (Keep our trails open) a fund developed by FMCA 4 Wheelers to let  legislators will know we want to  wheel on our public lands!

The auction was a hoot as well.  Our very own Bill Roscoe  donated a bunch.  One was  an $80 bottle of wine.  I thought John Canfield was going to  choke when  he learned the value of wine Bill had been pouring for him all evening!  And as auctions go, Bill bought his own bottle of wine  back.

 The  photos were  exquisite even though  mine did not win.  The 50 Photo entries  really captured the essence of the rally as we saw things and places we had not traveled. Gave me ideas for future  rallies!

This morning is  MUSICAL MOTORHOMES at Portal as rigs  change sites for the upcoming week.  Stay tuned for RVForum events posted under Rallies , Shows and Events.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2013, 11:57:24 AM »
The pictures are great.  Do you have to have a jeep to get to all these places? 

We will be there in Aug but will be in our 4x4 super duty ford.  I would love to be able to see some of the sights without the rock climbing. 

If someone would give me a Rubi I would love to do the rock climbing too. ;D

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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2013, 01:32:52 PM »
We had a small group (about eight) for Poison Spider yesterday and beautiful weather. We remembered our trail leader from the very first trail we ran in our new-to-us Rubicon at the 2011 Chili Challenge - we've come such a long way since then (just empty every pocket.)

This trail is certainly no harder than a 3.5 if you take the easier lines and/or bypasses and if you take the harder lines then the difficulty gets bumped to maybe a 4.0. My buddy Don was in front of me and I followed him for the entire day on his lines (for the most part) except for a very steep optional wall descent - I think he slid down the last six feet and hit bottom so hard I watched his rear tires bounce off the wall about half a foot. Don said "that caught me by surprise - I've done this one previously - it's way more undercut now...I should have looked it over first...". We backed up and went a different way  8) .

Later in the day on our way out we had quite a traffic jam at the sand dune area - dirt bikes, side-by-sides, full size vehicles, you name it and it was there.

I really liked the obstacles on Poison Spider but most of the trail was a rocky and rough ride, don't think I'll do this one again.
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Re: FMCA 4-Wheeler rally - Moab Utah
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2013, 11:52:44 PM »
Cool pics John! Thanks!
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