adventure, carnage, breakdowns, and amazing wheeling and scenery
were the name of the game as several of the CFSJA'ers headed out
to Moab at the end of March and beginning of April for a weekend
of slickrock. In attendance: Scott in his J20 with 35's and 6"
lift, Nate in his Wagoneer shod with 40" tires, Michael in
TC, Matt in his late GW with 35's, and Flint in his GW Wally with
story is a long one, but here's the summary. We got into town on
Thursday afternoon, ran Fins-n-Things only to uncover various problems
then and in ensuing days
that woul dultimately leave the J20 stranded in Moab.
Friday, TC broke off a spring mount from the frame on Fins-n-Things
and Porcupine Rim, gained some rather nasty dents and dings (TC
blames Michael, the driver) on Saturday, but otherwise survived.
was unfortunately struggling with Edelbrock Performer carb problems
at various times.
Saturday, we ended up getting a late start onto Poison Spider due
to my frame repair, and this turned into a night run by the time
we hit Golden Crack. We'd dove in to help Matt out with some u-joint
issues earlier in the day but it had been uneventful.
rest of the night involved dents (mostly TC), straps up obstacles,
losing a bead on a tire during a winching operation on Matt's rig,
and lots and lots and lots of fumbling around on the trail, trying
to find where to go, getting lost for an hour trying to find the
last major obstacle on Gold Bar Rim, and finally getting onto pavement
by about 4:00am. I forgot to bring my camera on that trail so no
fun shots. We headed back for Colorado on Sunday.
Lined up for Fins'n'Things
Nate on Fins'n'Things
Flint descends on Fins'n'Things
Scott and the gang work on motor mounts
Nate descends another part of Fins'n'Things the next day
Michael tackles the descent
Flint on Porcupine Rim
Nate heads up a switchback leaving Porcupine Rim
All done with the Rim