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Old 11-25-2013, 12:50 AM
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Winter trips into the Maze can be quite memorable, the place is already quiet, add a blanket of snow and zero traffic and it is almost eerie. As noted road in from Poison Springs is doable with a bit of snow, as is the Hans Flat Route. We tried to battle our way back up the Flint Trail switchbacks when they had 12-18" of snow... wasn't happening, not enough runway to get speed in the corners and while we were towards the top, the last little bit wasn't happening.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:41 PM
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Chris, why don't you start a new planing thread on this. I'm really liking the idea and timing is good for me.
I am working the hall pass but so far she ain't buying it.

I would totally skip the Flint in snow, sketch city. Kurt how far did you have to back down before you could turn around?
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:28 PM
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I am working the hall pass but so far she ain't buying it.

I would totally skip the Flint in snow, sketch city. Kurt how far did you have to back down before you could turn around?
Pretty sure just the next switchback corner... don't recall the backing down being too bad.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:01 AM
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I would totally skip the Flint in snow, sketch city. Kurt how far did you have to back down before you could turn around?
Yea - there's really no reason to try those switchbacks with snow and ice present - unless you enjoy bobsledding.... Plenty of fun to be had coming in from the south or via Poison Springs.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:58 PM
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Chris, if you can't get away what does it take to get the permits? Contact number or website? I have not petitioned for my pass yet but could help organize if need be. Looks like there are other takers.

I posted this for interest: http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...685#post242685
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:16 PM
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http://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisi...trypermits.htm

It's $30 per site, and each site usually supports 3 vehicles. You can make the reservation and pay online, and then pick up the permit on your way in Moab at the central reservation office, or at Hans Flat when you enter the Maze.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:08 PM
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Got mine off the camera last night. Good stuff for a cold snowy day...

nakman coming down the Flint Trail switchbacks


Caribou heading to the dollhouse





Larger and Barry


Chimney Rock trailhead a few miles from the Dollhouse


Dollhouse camp




Hungover dudes


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Matchbox cars coming back up the Flint switchbacks
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:28 PM
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awesome, I saw gary post that hans flat got another 9" of snow last night.
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man they probably rarely see anybody when it's snowy...
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