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Old 01-17-2006, 12:51 PM
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.i lost 3 days wheelin in moab cause of that.ask anyone that was around me,i was bitchin about it.
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And here I thought it was your timing... not your thumbs
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Bwahahahaha!!!! that's still funny.
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Fins and things sounds like a keeper. Kane creek... what kind of different terrain is there? I have a snorkel but I haven't seen anything in the write ups about deep water in Moab.

BTW, I got the snorkel becuase I used to wheel in the south with a lot of creeks, rivers, and mud on every route... ih8mud.

Thanks again, I have seen elephant hill before in TT and other magazines... is it a boring drive? I know it has great scenery but is it no challenge?

Thanks again everyone, I am learning a lot.
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Rezarf, my avatar is from Kane Creek last year (Wes riding shotgun), that's probably the deepest of the water crossings... I've got a 3" lift in front, so I'd guess the water was maybe 30" deep? There are probably 10 other places where you cross through that river, but none deeper than this one... but you're cruising through the bottom of a canyon for a while, sometimes completely surrounded by plantlife.. almost a mini safari.

Towards the end are two pretty good obstacles, where we'll probably need to strap you up if you're still open, unless the Jeep Easter guys stack a bunch of rocks in there..
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Exclamation Elephant Hill: boring??!!

You don't need a snorkel for Kane Creek. 'Tain't that deep.

The drive down to Canyonlands Park is ok. Once you're on the trail, there really aren't any dull sections. There are some sandy road sections that you can drive with speed, which is fun. There are many obstacles that will test your driving skills, but none so hard that you will roll your vehicle (unless you stray off the trail, in which case the rest of the group will lynch you anyway). It's rated a 3+, the same as Fins & Things.

I've never heard a single person describe Elephant Hill as "boring." It's one of my favorite trails. It is a long day, however.
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only 2 real "obstacles" the first hill with 3 point turns and backing downhill. I guess it's not really and obstacle per say... and sob hill, a turn through the rocks that can be challenging for a stocker. The run I was on with cheeseman, there were some pretty capable rigs but that's not why you go to ehill.

For the most part all the trails up to a ~4 are easy except for 1-2 obstacles esp with a 40 on 35's even if open...
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Speaking of E-Hill... I was wondering if anyone has continued south of chesler park to bobby's hole and the beef basin....

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Towards the end are two pretty good obstacles, where we'll probably need to strap you up if you're still open, unless the Jeep Easter guys stack a bunch of rocks in there..
Thanks Nakman-

This site still calls me a rock stacker so I guess I would be glad that the Jeepers did my job for me
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I've never heard a single person describe Elephant Hill as "boring." It's one of my favorite trails. It is a long day, however.
Thanks Hulk-

How long is a "long day?"

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How long is a "long day?"
We leave at 7:00 a.m. and usually get back after dark. Probably ~8:00 p.m. by the time we get back to camp.

Last year, I broke an axle and we didn't get back to town until 11 p.m., but that was pretty unusual.

The other long day is Golden Spike.
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