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2015 T.a.Co. Rock Therapy - Official Thread

Discussion in 'Moab' started by NYCO, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Nov 10, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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    T.a.Co.
    TACOMAS AND COMPANY
    PRESENTS

    -ROCK THERAPY-
    MOAB, UTAH
    2015

    a moab adventure created by the wheelers for the wheelers

    May 27 - May 31, 2015


    TRAIL THREAD
    ATTENDANCE POLL


    SPONSORS:
    *CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFORMATION*
    ....
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    MORE TO COME! :D


    For all those who need to get away and clear their minds, or for those who need to feed their Moab addiction and wheel some of the best trails America has to offer...

    T.a.Co. presents...

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    2014 Rock Therapy Official Thread
     
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    HOTELS

    CAMPING:

    MORE CAMPING INFORMATION

    Main camp will be at Area BFE again
    download free Area BFE app here

    LOOK FOR SIGN OFF 191 AT POLE CANYON ROAD. FOLLOW DIRT ROAD UNTIL YOU SEE CAUTION SIGN ON YOUR LEFT (AREA BFE ENTRANCE SIGN ALSO VISIBLE). FOLLOW REFLECTORS TO LOWER CAMPING

    - Dogs allowed
    - Room for trailers
    - No running water
    - Toilets will be provided (locks will be on toilets to keep outsiders from using, combos will be provided during event)
    - Dumpster will be on site (will be locked. combo will be provided at camp)
    - First come, first serve on spots
    - Open camping, no designated spots. STAY ON BFE PROPERTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WILL BE BRINGING A TRAILER OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS

    camping at main Area BFE site is free, but donations to Area BFE are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for their help in organizing this event and giving us a great area to call home for the weekend. they have a donation box located at the park to accept donations, or if you prefer, i can collect $$ and remit to Olaf at Area BFE after the event

    DONATIONS
    There are many options for you to make donations to Area BFE for their efforts in this event and their efforts in providing this one of a kind off-road park for users:

    1. Check or money can be handed to Jace or me which will be delivered to Olaf at Area BFE (preferred so we can donate one payment to represent the whole group)
    2. Paypal $$ directly to Area BFE (info@areabfe.com)
    3. Deposit checks into the donation drop box at Area BFE's entrance
    4. Olaf may actually be around that week also, and money can be handed directly to him



    BFE location: N 38°24.209′ W109°24.486′ or N38° 24′ 12.54″ W109° 24′ 29.16″

    From Moab, Utah:

    Go South on Hwy 191 Approx 13 miles. Just after the uphill passing lane comes to an end, take the first left (this comes quickly, be prepared). Follow the maintained dirt road and signs for about 3 miles to the cleared parking area on the left.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKgkObU5kcA?hl=en_US

    BFE Map - camp will be located in the lower lot
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  3. Nov 10, 2014 at 7:38 AM
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    SHOWERS:

    Moab Cyclery $5/ea - http://www.moabcyclery.com/service
    KOA $7-10/ea - http://www.moabkoa.com/
    Aquatic Center $4/ea - http://moabrecreation.com/index.aspx?NID=112
    Lazy Lizard $3/ea - http://www.lazylizardhostel.com/

    and more, http://www.discovermoab.com/shower.htm
    Archview Campground & Resort
    N. Hwy 191 @ Hwy 313
    435-259-7854
    $6.00

    Canyonlands Campark
    555 S. Main St.
    435-259-6848
    $6.00
    Dowd Flats
    2701 S Hwy 191
    435-259-5909
    $2.75 Use Fee - .25 for each 5 min​
    Lazy Lizard Hostel
    1213 S. Hwy. 191
    435-259-6057
    $3.00​
    Moab Cyclery
    391 S Main St
    435-259-7423
    $5.00​
    Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center
    374 Park Ave
    259-8226
    $4.00 ​
    Moab Rim RV Campark
    1900 S Hwy 191
    435-259-5002
    $5.00 ​
    OK RV Park
    3310 Spanish Valley
    435-259-1400
    $5.00 ​
    Pack Creek Campark
    1520 Murphy Lane
    435-259-2982
    $4.00​
    Poison Spider Bike Shop
    497 N. Main St.
    435-259-7882
    $5.00 for 5 min.​
    Slickrock Campground
    1301 N Hwy 191
    435-259-7660
    $4.00​
    Spanish Trail RV Park
    2980 S Hwy 191
    435-259-2411
    $5.00 ​
    Up the Creek Campground
    210 East 300 South
    435-260-1888
    $6.00 ​
     
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    TRAILS:

    TRAIL GROUP SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 10-15 TRUCKS..multiple departure times will be added to popular trails if needed

    ALL TRAIL RUNS WILL MEET AT 8AM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED BY THE TRAIL LEADERS OR THROUGH UNANIMOUS DECISION OF THE GROUP RUNNING THE TRAILS

    PLEASE RESEARCH THESE TRAILS BEFORE SIGNING UP OR ATTEMPTING THEM!!!!

    IN THE END, ALL RESPONSIBILITY LIES WITH YOU! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS....ASK ASK ASK!


    useful links
    GPS Tracks: http://www.myxj.net/blog/utah-gps-tracks/
    http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php
    http://www.rr4w.com/trails.cfm
    http://www.4x4trails.net
    http://www.utah.com/offroad/moab_area.htm
    http://www.4x4now.com/mu4wd.htm
    throw up some requests

    click here for an explanation of the ratings used by traildamage.com on the following trail descriptions

    According to traildamage/4x4trails rating system of 1-10, basing categories off the higher end of the rating range within the trail description and higher of the two trail reporting websites (traildamage.com and 4x4trails.net)

    Ratings 6/7+
    The Pickle 10
    Kane Creek (note: current trail conditions rank the trail higher than 6 TD shows, see 4x4trails.net, rating it a 7 primarily due to the condition of the final rock hill)
    Poison Spider (6 on TD, 8 on 4x4)
    Golden Spike (8 both TD & 4x4)
    Gold Bar Rim (6 on TD, 7 on 4x4)
    Cliff Hanger (7 on TD, 8 on 4x4)
    Moab Rim (7 on TD, 8 on 4x4)
    Hells Revenge (8 on both TD and 4x4) (rides easier than the rating though, high due to optional obstacles)
    Fins & Things (7 on both TD and 4x4) (rides easier than the rating though, high due to optional obstacles)
    Steel Bender (8 on TD, 7 on 4x4)
    Behind the Rocks (8 on both TD and 4x4)
    Area BFE - good for night trail running (ranges from 4-10+, lots of trails and playgrounds)
    Ten Mile Wash (7 on TD, due to the obstacles at the end)
    Flat Iron Mesa (7 on TD)
    Hole in the Rock 6 on TD (60 miles round trip, FULL DAY or 2 DAY)
    Metal Masher 5-9 rating (optional obstacles bring rating to a 9)

    Ratings 4-5
    Elephant Hill (5 on TD)
    Hey Joe Canyon (4 on TD)
    Sevenmile Rim (4 on TD)
    White Rim (4 on TD) (FULL DAY or 2 DAY 77miles)
    Top of the World (4 on TD)
    Rose Garden Hill (4 on TD)
    Klondike Bluffs (4 on TD)
    Porcupine Rim (4 on TD)
    Pole Canyon Rim (4 on TD)
    Delores River (4 on TD) more pics on a colorado 4x4 report
    Strike Ravine (5 on TD)
    Little Canyon 5

    Ratings <=3
    White Wash Sand Dunes (3 on TD)
    Bull canyon (3 on both TD and 4x4) and Gemini Bridges (3 on both TD and 4x4)
    Secret Spire (3 on TD)
    Onion Creek (3 on TD)
    Rock House (3 on TD)
    Long Canyon (2 on TD)
    Tusher Tunnel / Hidden Canyon (2 on TD)
    Yellow Cat Flat (3 on TD)
    La Sal Pass (2 on TD)
    Lavender Canyon (3 on TD)
    Beef Basin (3 on TD)
    Boxcar Bridge (3 on TD)
    Tower Arch (2 on TD)

    ...just to name a few options


    2012 Trail Listing

    http://www.areabfe.com/

    BLM Maps

    Traildamage

    Trail leaders...



    Meeting locations:
    Hells Revenge: Parking lot just inside Sand Flats Recreation Area (Fee Area)

    Fins and Things: Same as Hells Revenge

    Moab Rim: In parking lot of the Moab Movie Theater on Kane Creek Road

    Pritchett Canyon: In parking lot of the Moab Movie Theater on Kane Creek Road

    Kane Creek: In parking lot of the Moab Movie Theater on Kane Creek Road

    Poison Spider: Meet at the Poison Spider trailhead parking lot marked by the Dinosaur Tracks sign.

    Trifecta: Meet at the Poison Spider trailhead parking lot marked by the Dinosaur Tracks sign.

    Metal Masher: Meet at the staging area at the end of Gold Bar Rim trail off Hwy 191 across the street from the Bar M Chuckwagon.

    Steel Bender: meet at O-Reilly's autoparts south of town off of Hwy 191 near Ken's Lake.

    Behind the Rocks: Meet at BTR trailhead off of Hwy 191

    Elephant Hill: (Early meeting time since it’s a long day) Meet at Area BFE upper lot. (Fee Required or Parks Pass)

    Rose Garden Hill: Meet at Lions Park parking lot at the turnoff to hwy 128 near the bridge coming into town.​

    Top of the World:
    Meet at Lions Park parking lot at the turnoff to hwy 128 near the bridge coming into town.

    Cliffhanger: In parking lot of the Moab Movie Theater on Kane Creek Road

    Sevenmile Rim: From Moab drive north on Highway 191 until you pass the turn for Highway 313. The turnoff is a wide gravel area just after this turn on your left.

    Any other trail not determined, meet at trailhead
     
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    LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

    Waivers will need to be signed by everyone attendee this year!

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS ONLY A ELABORATE GATHERING, THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL EVENT BY ANY MEANS. THERE IS NO INSURANCE POLICY ON THIS EVENT NOR IS THERE ANY RESPONSIBLE PARTY BESIDES YOURSELF. THERE IS NO FEE ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS EVENT, DONATIONS ARE SUGGESTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF AREA BFE FOR THE USE OF THEIR PARK FOR CAMPING AND OFF-ROADING, AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF MOAB FRIENDS FOR WHEELING FOR THERE CONTINUED HELP IN PRESERVATION AND EXPANSION OF OFF-ROAD TRAIL SYSTEMS. IN THE END, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. PRACTICE THE LEAVE NO TRACE AND TREAD LIGHTLY POLICIES WHILE TRAVELING IN MOAB DURING THIS GATHERING. NO INSURANCE WAIVERS! YOU ARE ALL ADULTS AND RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH/SAFETY/FINANCIAL LIABILITIES. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT CERTAIN TERMS AT THE GATHERING TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITIES.
     
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    SPARE PARTS & TOOLS THREAD

    RIG REQUIREMENTS:


    Inspections may be held upon registering at the event.
    Do us all a favor and get your shit together! self inspection prior to arrival is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Items to cover, but not limited to:

    [FONT=&quot]Brakes:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Be able to stall vehicle in first gear using service brakes (manual transmission).
    be able to stall vehicle in third gear using parking brake (manual trans)

    Steering: No excessive play in steering linkage and tie-rode ends, steering racks etc.

    Suspension: Inspection of bolt tightness on key components :D

    Tires:
    Visual inspection of tires for adequate tread. Spare tire required

    Lights: Headlights are in proper working order. Taillights on proper working order

    Safety: Seat belts for all passengers. Roll bar or hardtop for all vehicles. Fire extinguisher in the vehicle and accessible. Windshield free of cracks that obstruct view of driver.

    Communication: CB Radio and/or HAM Radio installed and functional.

    Recovery: Tow strap required (no straps with hooked ends). Proper recovery attachments points secured to the frame of vehicle front and rear. Winch (optional). Hi-lift Jack.

    MISC: No excessive fluid leaks. No open exhaust (i.e. straight pipes)

    Optional: Spare parts. Tool kits.

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    Items needed...

    CB RADIO!!!, Camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, pillows, chairs, lights, rope, tarp, stakes, hammer, knife), firewood, water (5+gallons), sunscreen, food and beverages for the weekend (bring more to share if you want, but make sure to have enough for your party), grills, tarps, sunshades, tools, spare parts (if any), at least 1 spare tire, recovery strap, extra fluids (oil, tranny, steering, brake, etc), jack stands, small fire extinguisher, map of the area...let me know what i missed and i'll add

    *Dry erase board for trail listing at campsite, extra maps to hand out*

    Off-road tips and gear list

    Spare part recommendations...
    CV axles
    Tie rod ends
    Tires
    U-Joints
    Driveshaft
    ball joints
    hoses (radiator, etc)
    Extra fluids (motor oil, differential fluid, coolant, steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission, etc)
    duct tape
    zip ties
    wire
    fuses
     
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    just be prepared to be shunned from any and all photos :D

    only requirement really is...no douchebags allowed :cool: and have fun :cheers:

    we're a growing family and rely heavily on each other to carry on a good name for the event with vendors, BLM, moab, san juan county and land owners...

    but we've had jeeps in the past attend...most are saved in one way or another from the toyotas :D in those pics jeeps are allowed :laugh:
     
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