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Moab Taco

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Blackened Taco, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    Blackened Taco

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    Here are some pics of the Taco posing on the White Rim Tral in Canyonlands National Park in Moab, Utah. 130 Miles of beautiful scenery and noone around for miles. Not a difficult trail and there are some nice climbs on Murhpy's Hogback and Hard Scrabble. A liittle bit of everything can be found. Highly recommended. Most of the day spent in 2WD but 4WD was needed for some climbs and descents, also some tight ledges and turns, aside from that it is gravy. This trip wasn't all about the trail was about the scenery as well, which was unreal.

    The starting point just before the Shaffer Switchbacks which will take us down into the canyon
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    On the way to the switch backs
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    Coming down the switch backs
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    Heading out of the switchbacks
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    Coming out of the switchbacks
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    Cruising one of the wider ledges.
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    This pretty much puts things into the size perspective.
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    Sign to Moab 105 miles
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    Random trail pic
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    Climbing out of a small canyon.
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    Random trail pose
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    Trail posing
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    Trail posing
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    Going into a small canyon
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    Climbing out of a small canyon
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    This was last thing I could climb after coming up the last of the switchbacks.
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    Final pose after a long day
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  2. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    great pics
     
  3. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    Thanks
     
  4. Jul 13, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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    Awesome!
    I was there many years ago with TTORA. I flew out and rode shotgun.

    For me - being from the rightcoast.... the scenery over there was just totally awesome!!

    I'd go back just for the scenery!!
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 at 4:53 AM
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    The scenery was rediculous, absolutely awesome.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:16 AM
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    awesome pics, being from VA, you don't see that very often eh?
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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    I am a Colorado native but don't get back west as much as I like and certainly nothing like that in Virginia. You would think after driving that trail for 12 hours you would get tired of teh scenery, not a chance.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    Awesome pics!! Thanks for sharing.:)
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    Great pics. That place looks beautiful.

    I really like your truck also. Very clean look.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    Really great pictures! You did a hell of a lot of walking to get some of those, huh? ;)
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    I am also from Colorado but I'm stuck out here on the prairie. I am going down to the fourcorners soon I and hope to do some trails like that.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    We did that same drive 2 years ago. Awesome views. In fact, in 3 weeks our family, wife and 2 kids, are going to Moab and surrounding area for 4 weeks again.

    Can't wait!!!!
     
  13. Jul 13, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    Great pics! The scenery is great.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    I am jealous I would go back in a heartbeat. I also spent some time in Telluride, Ouray, Durango, Montrose, Aspen and the springs. I had forgotten how awesome Independence pass is. Absolutley beautiful.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    My pleasure, I have more coming and some video too. Just not enough hours in my day to post all at once. :)
     
  16. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    Thanks for teh nice words, on both the truck and scenery. Was a beautiful day. And only 112 degrees outside that afternoon.
     
  17. Jul 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    Thanks man, I like your ride, looking good.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    :D No worries man.I'll wait.:washing:
     
  19. Jul 13, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    Did you enjoy the fresh air or the comfortable a/c. When I wheel I like to have the windows open but sometimes it's just too dang hot.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    When it was 112 it was AC-arama, other than that I am a windows down kinda guy.
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