Originally Posted by Box Rocket
Sorry, I forgot you were asking about tires.......
Moab is very tire friendly. There is great traction on the sandstone. Most AT type tires do just fine, so you don't need any super aggressive tires, especially on those trails.
Is this a small club event or one of the larger ones? Cruise Moab is a large Toyota event in May. There are some requirements you'll need to meet if it's for that event.
Either way, the bare minimum that you should have with you (regardless of location) are:
A few D-ring shackles
solid recovery points on your truck
some form of communication (CB or otherwise) moreso in case of an emergency if you cannot get cell coverage where you are.
basic tool kit
appropriate spare parts and fluids.
The other nice thing about Moab is that nearly all the trails are relatively close to town. If you get into real trouble, you can hop in with someone else to come back to town for parts and then go back out to your truck if you need to fix it and don't have spares. But you'll be fine.
Chicken Corners is not much more than a dirt road. Scenic but very easy.
Fins and Things is a great first time trail to break you in on the slickrock. You'll be amazed at the traction on some of the very steep climbs and decents.
7Mile Rim has a bit of a mix with more ledges and dirt rather than long stretches of slickrock. Another scenic trail.
Yeah, I'm headed out for Cruise Moab with the Rising Sun 4x4 club from CO.
Good suggestions. CB is actually required to pass tech, so I'll be getting one of those for sure. I'll also have my 144/440 ham radio in the truck, and fortunately most of the Rising Sun crowd has ham as well, so that'll be nice.
Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone!
Oh, and I'll definitely have my camera and tripod. There will be lots of pics