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: Moab pics - April 2009


Alec W
04-19-2009, 10:10 PM
Some Moab pics from the last couple of days.

Scott (WTF_LOL), Alan (CO Hummer) and some other friends ran a few trails in Moab. Weather was weird at first but cleared up and we had a blast. We ran Fins, Hellís, Cliff Hanger, Poison Spider, Golden Spike, Gold Bar and Seven Mile Rim.


We mostly shot video but here are a few pics.


Edit: Added video. Go here http://www.myprojectjk.com/200904moab.html and click on the trip movie link









Running fins was weird, we had a major dust storm and the visibility was well just weirdÖ That evening it rained red dirt with was also weird. After 25 odd Moab trips Iíve never seen anything like it.


http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-01.jpg



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http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-06.jpg

Alec W
04-19-2009, 10:12 PM
Seven Mile Rim


http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-07.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-08.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-09.jpg



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http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-16.jpg

Alec W
04-19-2009, 10:15 PM
Cliff Hanger



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-17.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-18.jpg



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http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-25.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-26.jpg

Alec W
04-19-2009, 10:16 PM
More Cliff Hanger


http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-27.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-28.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-29.jpg

Alec W
04-19-2009, 10:18 PM
Hellís.


We did a 90 minute speed run after cliff hanger so I only took 3 pics.




http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-30.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-31.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-32.jpg

Alec W
04-19-2009, 10:20 PM
Poison Spider Mesa/Golden Spike/Gold Bar Rim



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-33.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-34.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-35.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-36.jpg



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http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-42.jpg

Alec W
04-19-2009, 10:21 PM
http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-43.jpg



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http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-47.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-48.jpg



http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-49.jpg

JKJeeper
04-19-2009, 10:23 PM
Great pics! Nothing better than Moab...

LoPo
04-19-2009, 10:54 PM
awesome pics!!! I want to run Moab someday, hopefully soon!:bounce:

STUPIDFACE
04-20-2009, 11:08 AM
WOW.....JUST WOW!!!!:D

corey d

SDMF
04-20-2009, 11:17 AM
Great pics as always Alec.

Prope
04-20-2009, 11:25 AM
Great pics Alec!

casfz1
04-20-2009, 01:16 PM
Awesome pics.

One of these years I will make it out there.

RotorHead
04-20-2009, 01:41 PM
Great pics as usual Alec. It looks a whole lot more peaceful compared to last week during EJS. You're right, the weather did look weird the first day. :beer:

Oh yah, you may want to watch where you park your rig. It looks like that outcropping is ready to fall onto California. :thefinger:

http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-23.jpg

Alec W
04-20-2009, 02:00 PM
Oh yah, you may want to watch where you park your rig. It looks like that outcropping is ready to fall onto California. :thefinger:


Thatís what Alan said as a joke at the time, after thinking about it some I moved it just in case :D

gold knight
04-20-2009, 02:26 PM
I was thinking something along those lines:eek:

Great pics, looks like a blast (minus the wierd weather).

brokenleaf
04-20-2009, 03:12 PM
Man those are some beautiful picts! I can't wait to run Moab! Thanks for sharing. :beer:

Jeff

yoda13
04-20-2009, 07:14 PM
Wow, great pics...I kind of like the ones in the weird weather...very surreal...

Mr.RonGilbert
04-20-2009, 07:24 PM
F'n badazz photos!!!

I am gonna make that place happen sooner than later I hope!

Great pix.

(and :thefinger: for living closer)

WTF_LOL
04-20-2009, 07:26 PM
Well, I didn't get many pics but here is what I have!!
:beer:


http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i271/tscottcarman/MOAB/P10100052.jpg




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WTF_LOL
04-20-2009, 07:27 PM
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WTF_LOL
04-20-2009, 07:27 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i271/tscottcarman/MOAB/P1010046.jpg





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Mr.RonGilbert
04-20-2009, 07:51 PM
:thefinger: you too....:grinpimp:


Great pix!!

Riverkid
04-20-2009, 07:55 PM
Man am I jealous! You guys had a blast and took pictures to prove it...:beer::beer:

My folks are there now and I've been getting an earful about breaking axles LOL... Would have loved to have been there!:D

PhilD
04-20-2009, 08:12 PM
Cool pics as always Alec :smokin:

You didn't run Pritchett again?

Roxster
04-20-2009, 08:21 PM
Awesome pictures. I have a ways to go before taking on some of the trails with a high pucker factor. In any case, here's a link to my photo album from Moab, including a lot of scenery and some challenging but less extreme wheeling (Fins, Poison Spider Mesa, Chicken Corners).

http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc299/pomplasrj/2009%20EJS/?start=all

a plumber
04-20-2009, 08:27 PM
I have been waiting anxiously for the pics, looks like you guys had fun. I am so ready to get out and hit the trails, let's set up a beer night so we can see the rest of the pics!

WTF_LOL
04-20-2009, 08:31 PM
Awesome pictures. I have a ways to go before taking on some of the trails with a high pucker factor. In any case, here's a link to my photo album from Moab, including a lot of scenery and some challenging but less extreme wheeling (Fins, Poison Spider Mesa, Chicken Corners).

http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc299/pomplasrj/2009%20EJS/?start=all

Look like you had fun! We ran Fins and Things at one point as well. It is a nice little trail. That whole area is so other-worldly. Feels like mars or something

Roxster
04-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Look like you had fun! We ran Fins and Things at one point as well. It is a nice little trail. That whole area is so other-worldly. Feels like mars or something

Funny you say this... I can't remember how many times I said to my wife "it feels like we're driving on Mars or something". Not that I would actually know...

Alec W
04-21-2009, 07:22 AM
Cool pics as always Alec :smokin:

You didn't run Pritchett again?

Thanks. I wanted to run it but it just didnít work out timing wise. Iíll have to wait until June ;)

ChasJK
04-21-2009, 07:33 AM
Alec, 'Great Pictures'... I need to make it to Moab...

Born2run
04-21-2009, 08:31 AM
Great shots but whats with the Hummer in the pic that just spoiled the image....

JK the H1/H2/H3 recovery vehicle.

Alec W
04-21-2009, 09:15 AM
Great shots but whats with the Hummer in the pic that just spoiled the image....

JK the H1/H2/H3 recovery vehicle.

I'd love to see you try to recover a Hummer with a JK. Seriously, if a 10,000 lbs H1 was stuck in the middle of Golden Spike what would you do with your JK to recover it?


Lots of my good friends own Hummers, as have I. Are you so vain that just because you donít like a brand, you donít like a picture?

PhilD
04-21-2009, 09:32 AM
I'd love to see you try to recover a Hummer with a JK. Seriously, if a 10,000 lbs H1 was stuck in the middle of Golden Spike what would you do with your JK to recover it?I got recovered by a H1 on Escalator :D :D :D

100dollarman
04-21-2009, 10:27 AM
Awesome, awesome pics!!! Thanks for sharing them, guys.

I dont like the looks of that cliff!:shaking: Seat belts on? or off? I think I would leave mine off ...just in case!

Looks like a GREAT trip!!!

Alec W
04-21-2009, 11:08 AM
I dont like the looks of that cliff!:shaking: Seat belts on? or off? I think I would leave mine off ...just in case!

I put the belt on out of habit but thatís a good 1000 foot vertical drop so youíre fíed either way if something goes wrong!


me = scared of heights :bawling:

SDMF
04-21-2009, 11:10 AM
That white H1 is badass. You have a pick of it on golden crack?

Alec W
04-21-2009, 11:19 AM
I got recovered by a H1 on Escalator :D :D :D

I got pulled off a rock by a H3 (Bebe) a while back and Scott did helped Lyn get her Hummer over a step on Cliff Hanger :D

When we ran 7 mile we had JKs (2 door and 4 door), TJs, H1s, H2s, H3s, and a built Toyota. I very much enjoy wheeling when there are lots of different vehicles out there as I also enjoy running Golden Spike with just the 3 other built up Jeeps. Single brand and/or model wheeling for the sake of it is boring (for the most part).

havenít gone through all my pics yet but decided just to post the group shot knowing someone would lightly get all bent out of shape :devil::laughing:

Alec W
04-21-2009, 11:31 AM
That white H1 is badass. You have a pick of it on golden crack?

That guy lives in Moab year round and got that H1 truck about 6 months ago. It’s cool and for open diffs and no articulation crawled up stuff easily. It’s fun to be different like that.

No pics on Golden Crack.

Broncojohn
04-21-2009, 12:18 PM
Question for the 4-door guys that ran Cliffhanger; on the way in did any one climb the right side of the obstacle just after the stream in one of your cliffhanger pics? I've been wondering about ground clearance in a 4dr. This obstacle I remember well so I could get a good measure. It kicked my ass in the Bronco until I finally said fk-it told my buddy to get out and hit it. I had a truetrac in the front so it wasn't locking up well and had to ride the brake to keep the front locked up. The movie makes it look easy but I didn't record the 1st 10min of dicking around. I want to run it in my 4-door when I get 37's under it.

YouTube - Cliffhanger, Moab Utah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO4PVP_qbxo)

Broncojohn
04-21-2009, 12:22 PM
Nice Pics by the way.:beer:

STUPIDFACE
04-21-2009, 12:36 PM
I now have a couple of those pics as my desktop backgrounds at home and the office. The blue sky against the red rocks is......uh......WOW JUST WOW!!! Its gonna be a long drive from Bayou Gauche, Louisiana, but i plan on being there next year. Oh, thats pronounced....BY-YOU GAWSH.....:D

corey d

Ipe
04-21-2009, 12:44 PM
Alec, the sandstorm pics are beautiful and amazing :smokin:. Overall it looks like an awesome trip.

WTF_LOL
04-21-2009, 01:37 PM
Question for the 4-door guys that ran Cliffhanger; on the way in did any one climb the right side of the obstacle just after the stream in one of your cliffhanger pics?

I don't recognize that particular obstacle but on most the obstacles we hi the harder lines on them so we probably hit that one as well.

The thing I can say is it was fun running with Alec. It was fun to see how my 2 dr did on obstacles compared to his 4 door. There was ones that I had a hell of a time with or just couldn't get up on the hard line where his just walked up. On the same note, there were obstacles that his 4 dr had a hard time with that mine went right through.

In the end, only some gave him a hard time that were easy for me but he still made it. I made it through most that were hard in the 2dr but easy in the 4dr but there was a couple I could not get through that his did. I would say in Moab the longer wheel base was superior overall with only a handfull of spots being easier in the 2dr but not impassable with the 4dr

Broncojohn
04-22-2009, 06:53 AM
Awsome, thanks for the info. Moab is aways a good time. You guys had a sand storm we had rain.

Proud Rebel
04-22-2009, 08:11 AM
That is some beautiful terrain! Glad you shared!:bounce:

jdemonto
04-22-2009, 08:35 AM
Cool pics, did you guys run wipeout hill? I wanted to but the wife said no!

Jason

Alec W
04-22-2009, 08:51 AM
Cool pics, did you guys run wipeout hill? I wanted to but the wife said no!

Jason

Yeah, both sides. My wife said go for it :thefinger:

jdemonto
04-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Yeah, both sides. My wife said go for it :thefinger:

Yeah, I should have checked it out. There were a group of Fsj's looking at the hill wondering if it was a good idea. We hit 7 mile rim late about 4pm so we were in a bit of a hurrie to get through. Next time......

JD

Alec W
04-22-2009, 10:14 AM
Yeah, I should have checked it out. There were a group of Fsj's looking at the hill wondering if it was a good idea. We hit 7 mile rim late about 4pm so we were in a bit of a hurrie to get through. Next time......

JD

The left side looks intimidating but honestly you donít even spin a tire (even unlocked).

airric00
04-22-2009, 10:08 PM
SICK!!! Man I wish I went.. It's going to be hard to top that one this year! Can't wait to things open up more here... Great pics and looks like you had a full weekend.. Now have fun washing out that red dirt!! :thefinger: Can you tell I'm jealous? :laughing:

WTF_LOL
04-22-2009, 10:31 PM
It's going to be hard to top that one this year!

We are running BV Carnage soon! You down?

Alec W
04-25-2009, 01:20 PM
I added a few more pics here http://www.myprojectjk.com/200904moab.html

Dr.Dirty
04-25-2009, 01:31 PM
I added a few more pics here http://www.myprojectjk.com/200904moab.html

nice pics i really like this one


http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-31a.JPG

WTF_LOL
04-25-2009, 02:05 PM
I added a few more pics here http://www.myprojectjk.com/200904moab.html

Thank for sharing the pics Alec. That was the time of my life man. I can not belive how fast the time went by and how much I have thought about it already, lol


...I see I really need to get that spare off the door. It looks like even though the tow hook was taking the impact, the tire was still dragging. I am surprised I made it through the trip without damaging it.

http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-05a.JPG





This pic turned out pretty cool Alec! I don't even recognize that spot. Thanks for taking so many pics!


http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/900_2009-04-Moab-16a.JPG

WTF_LOL
04-25-2009, 02:08 PM
This pic is pretty cool also Alec. It actually manages to capture how steep some stuff was out there. This does not even look like you should be able to drive up it. Do you recall which obstacle this was?

http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/449_2009-04-Moab-33c.JPG








EDIT: I just noticed some skid marks that stood out to me now. This is Launch Pad?

Alec W
04-25-2009, 02:28 PM
This pic turned out pretty cool Alec! I don't even recognize that spot.
Itís where you dropped in to Cliff Hanger. Itís B/W because sometimes my stupid camera goes into blue mode and making them B/W is the only way to fix the pics.

Alec W
04-25-2009, 02:29 PM
This is Launch Pad?
Yep

Alec W
04-26-2009, 08:43 AM
I made a short 5 minute moab movie. The link is on this page http://www.myprojectjk.com/200904moab.html

You may have to download it if it buffers too slowly (40 megs).

Riverkid
04-26-2009, 08:54 AM
Nice Vid Alec.:grinpimp:

Dr.Dirty
04-26-2009, 08:59 AM
Nice Vid Alec.:grinpimp:

very nice indeed we need to get your video guy out to socal thats an awesome video

Alec W
04-26-2009, 09:09 AM
very nice indeed we need to get your video guy out to socal thats an awesome video

Thanks, the video guy is the wife and I just edit them :)

Dr.Dirty
04-26-2009, 09:10 AM
Thanks, the video guy is the wife and I just edit them :)

well my compliments shes did an awesome job :smokin::beer:

STUPIDFACE
04-26-2009, 10:45 AM
X2 on the great video.

corey d

JeepThing
04-26-2009, 10:01 PM
Question for the 4-door guys that ran Cliffhanger; on the way in did any one climb the right side of the obstacle just after the stream in one of your cliffhanger pics? I've been wondering about ground clearance in a 4dr.

Ground clearance should be fine with 37's, there's just not much room on top before you have to turn left before your right fender eats the cliff face. I think your left rear would probably end up climbing the larger rock outcropping in the center. Doable? I think so.

Here's a 4 door :) going up it ... advantage rear steer!

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Moab%20EJS%202009/Cliff%20Hanger/IMG_1094.jpg

WTF_LOL
04-27-2009, 02:34 AM
That was great video Alec! Thanks! :beer: :beer:

rubirobv
05-05-2009, 05:32 PM
Awesome pics. My palms are sweaty just looking at the cliff hanger photos. My buddy was out there the same time you were there. He told me about the sand storm.

bodyguy
05-05-2009, 06:37 PM
Very cool pictures, my wife just told me we need to get another jeep so the whole family can go.

a-squared
05-06-2009, 01:51 PM
We are running BV Carnage soon! You down?

Are you really going to? If so...Please take video!

a-squared
05-06-2009, 01:55 PM
I made a short 5 minute moab movie. The link is on this page http://www.myprojectjk.com/200904moab.html

You may have to download it if it buffers too slowly (40 megs).

you should create a YouTube channel...its free....and then integrate it into your web site...

then your servers would get a chance to breathe!

WTF_LOL
05-06-2009, 02:00 PM
Are you really going to? If so...Please take video!


I really want to. Sounded like Alec would be down.

I gave my spare axle shaft to a friend that broke his Ujoint on the trail the other day so I deffinetly want to wait til that gets returned.

I hope to have a three rig group to run it so if I can find two other rigs that don't mind body damage then I hope to go soon!