There are probably only so many ways to photograph a Jeep flexing on the trail, etc. I think it is safe to say that since I didn't run any new trails during the trip, I already have a sufficient number photos of the obstacles that we ran during this past April (see past Moab trip reports). This write-up will most likely include some flex shots showing me or someone else on the trail, but I'll also try to capture a bit of what makes these runs so fun.
People came from all over the US (and even a couple from Canada). Each brought with them something that ended up getting tossed into the mix, something that contributed to the overall experience that we all shared in. Watching the group dynamics of these kind of events is always interesting. I'm sure that there are some that never give it a second thought....and then there are others that might very well dwell too heavily on the issue. Which ever side you consider yourself to be on, I hope you had as good of a time as I did. I fully enjoyed myself and look forward to next year's event. Thanks to each and every one of you for contributing some little part of yourself that made the 2nd Annual JeepsUnlimited.Com Moab Run such a memorable occasion.
The following pics are pulled from the many tens of dozens that were taken during the trip. If you like what you see, and you haven't been to Moab yet, then do yourself a favor and take some time to enjoy yourself out on the slickrock trails. You'll love it for sure and if you come when we are there, you'll find new off-road friends to help make your trip one to remember. The pics are presented in no particular order.
Our favorite lunch spot at the turn around point on the Cliff Hanger trail.
Dave and I try to figure out why Dave's axle was making noises half way through the Golden Spike trail. Could it have been those little wheelies he was doing on some of those rock ledges? Later we discovered it was a control arm...BIG RELIEF!
The tree in front of our cabin was in bloom. Donna wanted a picture of it so here it is! Such a contrast to the harsh rocks and high desert that you see on the trail all of the time.
My good friend from Phoenix, MikeW, as he totally enjoys the
Cliff Hanger trail. I don't think there was more than 3 minutes during our
entire trip that Mike didn't have that "I am having so much fun.....I might
get arrested for it!" grin on his face!
Al and Carol in their "about as stock as you can get" TJ. Al hung with us on Cliff Hanger and Metal Masher. Al did a great job of reminding me of what an unlifted open-diff TJ is capable of doing.
I'm posing with Josh's 35 spline D60 axle shaft. He tweaked a spindle in his roll over which caused the shaft to break once he got it rolling down the road and built up from heat where it was rubbing.
Tracy's TJ after her triple rollover down Hell's Gate.
We were all so relieved to hear that she only got a bump or two.
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