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Nov 10, 2008

November Moab Trip

I got back yesterday from another trip to Moab.

Category: Trips
Posted by: andy

Some friends and I went to Moab this last weekend.  We took off on Thursday night.  I bought a tow bar so we could just tow it down with a buddy's motorhome and if anything goes wrong with my Cherokee I can tow it home.  It ended up saving me about 20 bucks in gas after helping pay for the motorhome.  A few more trips and the tow bar will pay for itself.

We woke up on Saturday morning and headed to our first trail which we thought we could do in 4 or 5 hours.  Maybe we should have looked closer at  the description because this particular trail took us about 10 hours or so.  The trail is called Pritchett Canyon.  I have heard now after returning that it is the toughest trail in Moab. The description we read later said that many well equipped Jeeps won't make it though without lots of winching.  There was two places that we all had to get winched up. Axle Hill proved to be impossible for our Jeeps so we all got winched up and then immediately after we came to The Rock Pile and that was also beyond our rigs to make it up so we got winched again.  We bit off a little more than we could chew but still had an amazing time and everybody got back to camp safe.

The next day we decided to do a more mellow trail so we headed to Hells Revenge.  It had some pretty challenging obstacles as well. My Cherokee along with the other Jeeps made it through all the obstacles without any damage although there was some close calls.  At the end of the trail I noticed I had a broken U-joint so we drove it to the park and fixed it in the parking lot.  My XJ still makes a wah wah -ing noise that it didn't make before Hells Revenge and I haven't been able to determine the source yet.  Hopefully it won't be too spendy to fix it.

It was a super fun trip and we all had a great time. It is just too bad I didn't have my bumpers and rock sliders for this trip.  I will have to wait until Spring most likely to test them out.

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