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Old 01-28-2014, 02:01 PM
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Default Moab Feb 9th?

There is a possibility that I, along with 2 other Gotham City Land Cruisers members, will be in Moab on Sunday Feb 9th. We will be there on a trip back east after picking up a FZJ80 in Phoenix. We are considering this side trip to Moab to run something easy, mostly for the scenic experience (the other 2 have been there for Cruise Moab, I'm a virgin)

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1. Is it ill advised to go there at this time of year due to the weather?

2. If we do go does anyone want to join us?

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Old 01-28-2014, 03:13 PM
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Just watch the weather. Cold nights but really nice days
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:35 PM
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Not a bad time of year at all. Low chance of snow in the valley but there will be snow in the La Sals. Should be quiet there, too. Are you going to stop for just the one day in Moab?
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:40 PM
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The plan is for just the one day. Drive up from Phoenix on Saturday, sleep in Moab area, run a bit on Sunday and maybe head out Sunday night or Monday am...

Anyone want to play on Sunday?
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:48 PM
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You might do well to get the Charles Wells book on Moab trails, so you can best use your limited time there on do-able trails.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:56 PM
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You might do well to get the Charles Wells book on Moab trails, so you can best use your limited time there on do-able trails.
My buddies have been there and have some ideas on trails that won't be a problem with the 80 with a slight lift, lockers and BFG MTs.

Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:02 PM
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Sorry I wont be able to join you. Have fun.

I had a blast leading the Gotham City crew on the Spike 2 years ago. Birdman wheels like crazy!
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:12 PM
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My buddies have been there and have some ideas on trails that won't be a problem with the 80 with a slight lift, lockers and BFG MTs.

Any suggestions would be welcome.
Lockhart Basin Road is close to Moab, is BLM land, and is beautiful. Sometimes the north entry outside of Moab can present a challenge, but you can enter from the south on 211 and just cruise. Food for thought.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:17 PM
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I was through there on New Year's and there was snow just about everywhere... most I've seen. Now it could have all melted by now, but it's a definite possibility.. just stick to the sunnier trails (sand flats area, for example) and try to avoid something that descends down into a canyon or something (thinking like BFE, you could get totally stuck down there).

But yes Moab has been, can, and should be wheeled year round! have fun.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:35 PM
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Generally Moab is similar to Durango in snow. We don't have squat right now. It has not snowed here since before X-mas.

Pending my schedule I could be a last minute attendee.

Fins and Hells would be two trails that melt out faster than most. Both good candidates for a quick run.
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