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#76 the sucker king

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 12:41 AM

so it sounds like nobody but me can get down there till friday night, being that it'll be dark and all, there is a blm campground at big bend, just northeast of moab on rt 128. it's right on the river, should be easy to find in the dark, as long as you're good with a map, meet there friday night?

roc, i'll stop by on my way through and check out the hot turbo action. then i'll probobly go to junction to my bro in laws and find joel as well. looking forward to it. vroom vroom.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:21 AM

so it sounds like nobody but me can get down there till friday night, being that it'll be dark and all, there is a blm campground at big bend, just northeast of moab on rt 128. it's right on the river, should be easy to find in the dark, as long as you're good with a map, meet there friday night?


That'll work real well I'd say. We could do Top of the World while we're out that way and wouldn't hafta come into town on Sat morning, provided we all had enough gas.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 06:58 PM

hello, fellow southwesterners. i shall make an eager attempt to make repairs to my car in time for the trek across the great red rocks.

in other words...

count me in, im going!

i have some work to do on my car, but all should be done by leaving time. ill be bringing a friend most likely. I plan on camping wit 'chall and then maybe breaking off on my own to do some exploring on bike (or foot, if we lack room for bikes). methinks my car can do 3-rated trails, however i wont be pushin it. i gots no full-size spare so no craziness for me.

if its not too much to ask, could someone scan in a map of the area were camping at? i dont know that area at all and ill be pullin in at night most likely. thanks yall, hope to see lots o peeps there.

p.s.: count me out on bringin beer, im underage (duh) and i dont drink anyway. firewood is fine!

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 09:13 PM

Heres a cool link, click more veiws, then click on the middle pic and zoom in on town. hwy 128 runs north east out of Moab, and follows the river. You'll see big bend.
http://www.ngmapstor...=1&keyword=moab
I would recommend geting this map Moab North #500, and Moab South #501. It shows all the trails and roads in the area.

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 03:17 AM

hI plan on camping wit 'chall and then maybe breaking off on my own to do some exploring on bike.

I'll have my bike as well, I can't go to Moab and leave it at home. Even if I don't end up riding trails there's always the late night campfire jump!

Big Bend is pretty easy to find, it's a BIG BEND in the river :)

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 06:13 PM

For what it's worth...

I'll be in Moab later this week doing a bit of Jeeping (now the safari is over :D ). We are looking at doing some of the lesser traveled trails rather than the obligitory/more crowded, Hells, Poisen, Gold bar, Golden Spike, Fins, Kane, Steel bender...

Anyway the trails we plan on running are Tip Toe behind the rocks, Harrah Pass, Chicken Corners, Cliff hanger, 7 mile rim, Wipe out hill, Flat Iron mesa, 3-D, Top of the World via Onion Creek and Rose garden hill.

Most of these trails are rated fairly easy. I'll assess them for "Subability".

Not planning on bringing "Summer" on this trip. We'll be in your basic H2, Defender 90, Cherokee and exocage Toyota.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 05:00 PM

I am going to try to be there, it is a thousand miles each way. I've got the original PKmobile, '84 GL wagon, 3/2 lift, 14" pug steels, LSD. LSD is iffy, not sure its working, I might have the replacement in there by then.

I'd be leaving Mendocino Wednesday, should get me there by Friday. I'll know this week.

Straight from Mendo to Hwy 191 on Hwy 50 if anyone wants to meet up.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 05:40 PM

call me flaky, but i've decided im not going on the trek. theres a couple reasons for this change of plans including, of course, the original-flavored "my car isnt ready" excuse, as well as the good ol' "you see, there's this girl..." reasoning. either way, girls (esp. this one) takes presedence over a subaru trip any day for me, since im just a sucker like that. I hope you all understand. Have fun in my name, yalls.


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ps: at least one of you has to take a massive amount of pictures.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:35 PM

ditch the girl! if i could get around this 150 mile lockdown from base. i'd be up there!! at least my excuse is the gov't won't let me. my car would be done and up there in a heartbeat! if i knew i could go.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:53 PM

Hell, bring her along! It's lookin like a sausage fest right now:lol:
And it'll be a good chance to show her your Mad Rally Skills!

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:13 PM

It's lookin like a sausage fest right now:lol:


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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:14 PM

I might have the replacement in there by then.


i'll mail it monday. sorry dave.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:54 PM

um, based on that "sausage fest" comment, im thinking bringing a girl would be rather dangerous. like a hot female waltzing thru san quentin.

i really wish i could go, and if another SW trip arises i will be sure to ... take it into consideration (girls still take presedence).

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:25 PM

Two weeks out! I should be lifted and LSD'ed by Sunday night. Then I'll just need beer money. So Friday night at Big Bend right? Everyone know where it's at?

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:48 PM

Just got back from moab. :grin:

I can tell you that there's no way you guys are going to make "Gold Bar" work for lifted Subies :headbang: The first major obsticle is going to make any return trip a problem :eek:

I'd also suggest "Cliff Hanger" is out too. They have modified the dangerous obsticle on the edge of the cliff so that's not the problem any more, but the trail still poses problems for a non-geared Subie.

The only trail we ran that is Subable is "Kane Creek". This trail would have to be run top to bottom (backwards) with Subies. The only concern I would have is during one of the 40 river crossings, we found one that was over 3ft deep and fairly long. The problem here would be "floating" a Sub and loosing it to the river? Most of the other crossings were short enough that you wouldn't take much chance of floating away. :slobber: The cliffs on Kane could be dropped off but not re-climbed. That would be why you'd wanna start at "Hole in the Rock" and run that direction.

We went and found Upper Helldurado and now I know why it's a 4+ :eek:

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:33 PM

Hey Sweet82,

do you think the river will have fallen enough by then to make that deep ford?
I love water crossings but I've lost one subie to the ocean already, not ready to loose another to a river.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 01:32 PM

do you think the river will have fallen enough by then to make that deep ford?


It'll be down. Moab got like the whole years worth of precip during Jeep Safari. That deep water is the result. As long as it doesn't start storming again down there it'll be fine.

It's also not a river. :)

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 02:22 PM

It would be really hard to speculate on the run off situation down there.

I'd think the flow down Kane Creek would be determined by the temps in the Manti Lasal Mtms just to the east. Depending on the melt off the stream could go either way? The snow and rain from the Jeep Safari week was gone. Most of the trails were dusty although the pot holes in the rocks were somewhat full.

I'd still attempt Kane Creek (top to bottom) but talk to someone before you enter the canyon and walk any river sections in question. We were caught off guard by the one crossing. There were a bunch of drown ATV's trying to re-group and re-fire their ATV's at this crossing. The only help I can give you on finding this crossing is it was a right angle crossing NOT one of those where your driving in the river. Those never got over 2ft deep.

As long as your camping up the river, I'd take in Top of the World via Rose Garden and Onion Creek and bring your camera!

And once you get down you could take the back road in to Sand Flats Rd. and catch Porcupine Rim or Fins & Things. Both are dooable.

I'll be about 75 miles to the west ridin in the San Rafael Swell. If I can hook up I'd like to.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 03:42 PM

Well it looks like I'm out. The Brats running like crap, I've had no time to shake down the lift install, I've no money in the slush fund and I haven't spent any time with my wife and son in the last 3 weeks. So it looks like it's up to one of you guys to get drunk and fall into the fire for me:drunk:

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 06:26 PM

Dude, April Fool's was LAST week. :(

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 06:42 PM

Everyday is April Fools for me lately! We'll have to get a Bangs Canyon run in when I get back from Memphis. I'll bring the PBR:drunk:

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 01:49 AM

that's too bad roc i hope something happens and you change your mind. if it's any consolation, my car's been in the air for a week, and it doesn't want to come down anytime soon. i'm sure that i'll make it happen though.

so i'm a little worried cause roc's out, joel's car won't run right, don't tell me i'm throwing a party and nobody's coming. joel, what about your housemate? anyone else gonna show? mr. mendo? i've booked the rolling stones saturday night, please come.

what about this snow? you guys get hit up there? we're supposed to get 15 to 30 inches here but it's only raining now. this storm was passing through four corners at 6:00 tonight, i'll bet moab got some. i hope there's not another storm next weekend.

somebody say you're going.

wasteland, you have to go. you're the one with the book.

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 02:05 AM

If my car is capable of moving under it's own power, I'll be there.


We just got rain tonight. Moab's generally a hair warmer than here.

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 05:53 PM

doesn't look good for me, boyos...my real estate deal still hasn't signed. I need to be within pen distance for that.

The agent is supposed to get me a date as soon as she knows.

Take PHOTOS!

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 11:31 PM

Re-schedule maybe? Im not done with my projects either. Was hoping to go in my Vanagon and not wheel it of course but at least spectate and man a video camera, etc.




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