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Moab - Wasatch Cruisers Oct club run

Discussion in 'Moab' started by Box Rocket, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    I was one of the founding members of this club back in 1999 and it started out as 6 guys with FJ40s. It has since grown into a large club of ~75 members. There are 4Runners, minitrucks, Tacomas, FJ Cruisers and just about every variety of Land Cruiser in the club. It had been about 5 years since I had been able to get out on one of the official club runs until this past weekend. It was a blast.

    We had about 12 trucks total but we weren't all on the same trails. We drove down to Moab last Thursday evening and met at the movie theater in town Friday morning to decide which trail to run. We ended up with a group of 6 trucks on Steel Bender. Steel Bender is pretty fun but really not that difficult even though it's rated a 4 (on a scale of 1-5 with the hardest). There are a couple challenging climbs and a big ledge to drop off of that has gotten much worse over the last few years. It ended up being a long day. We didn't have any breakdowns, but we had lots of kids on the run since our club is a family club. It's fun but the kids just slow things down a little.

    Here's a few photos from the parking lot as we decided which trails to run. The other group ran 7 Mile Rim.
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    Onto the Steel Bender trail. I took only a handful of pics so I apologize. A fried took a few of my Tacoma too.
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  2. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    more from Steel Bender
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  3. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Couple pictures from our campsite at ehe Canyonlands campground.
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    Sliders got a serious work out. Whoever says Trail Gear sliders don't hold up to abuse has never really used them.
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  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    Looked like a blast! Hopefully i'll get out west and wheel oneday.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Moving to Utah next month! Can't wait to join one of these trips!
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    Saturday a small group of us (me in my Tacoma, two 80 series Land Cruisers and a 1st gen 4Runner) ran Golden Spike. It has been almost 10 years since I ran this trail last. I have only run it in my FJ40 in the past. I was excited because this would be the first real test for my Tacoma in the rocks. Most of the trips I've taken with it since I bought it have been long multi-day "expedition" style trips in the desert. So I made a point of trying all the hard lines I could find on Golden Spike including Double Whammy. I have never driven up Double Whammy but I've seen countless people break or rollover on it. After pulling the front tires up to the top ledge I gave it a little bump and the Tacoma went right up. I was seriously stoked that the Tacoma tackled every single obstacle I tried without really any difficulty. This is the first IFS truck I've owned so I was skeptical of how well it would do in the rocks but I was pleasantly suprised.

    I took only a couple photos on Golden Spike so I'm hoping some of the other guys with us took more, but here's a sequence of me crossing the crack.
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    Couple of the other guys
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  7. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Holy flex! :eek:
     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Those 80 Series actually flex pretty well. I lifted a tire a few times in the Tacoma, but that's to be expected with the IFS. I do miss the flex I had in my FJ40. :)

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  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    Coming to HAFB? I'm really close to the base. It's a great area.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Yep, bought a new house there in Roy.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Looks like an awesome trip. I was also in Moab that weekend, the weather was perfect.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    I really enjoy seeing these pics of expedition like trips. It's really cool that you guys include the families, I'm sure my boys would be really excited for a trip like this. Hopefully, I can pull some orders out west before too long. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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  14. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Ahhh The free state of Utah. :) Love it there. Thanks for the great pics and commentary. It made my day better. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    Few more from a friend.

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  17. Oct 26, 2011 at 1:41 AM
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    awesome pictures and trip.
     
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  19. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    Wheeling Moab is on my bucket list. This looks amazing
     
  20. Oct 26, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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