7th Annual JeepsUnlimited Moab Run

By Jeep Experts

During the week of April fifteenth, 2007, about 40 Jeepers bought collectively as soon as once more to benefit from the trails in Moab, Utah and go to with mates.  For a few of us, it was the 7th straight yr we’ve joined our mates in Moab.  For others, it was their first however hopefully not their final journey to Moab. 

Dome and Detour helped maintain monitor of who was coming and have been this yr’s flag makers.  They did a terrific job in each departments!  Thanks guys!  The flags withstood the freeway check on a number of events and held collectively.  Nice design too…..the expertise in that household is fairly good to say the least (flag proven on a later web page).

I wish to take this chance to thank the distributors and producers who donated door prizes for this yr’s giveaway.  Your help is appreciated by all of us.  For these people that haven’t attended certainly one of our Moab runs, we often have a pot luck dinner on Wednesday night.  This yr, regardless of the 50 MPH wind gusts, all of us bought collectively for a barely modified potluck…..a tail gate potluck get together.  Since we have been fairly certain the meals wouldn’t keep on the picnic tables with the prevailing winds, we put a few rows of Jeeps collectively, tail gate to tail gate, and folk strolled up and down the row grazing on what ever meals was sitting behind the Jeep.  It labored out fairly nicely.  Afterward the meals fest, we had the drawing for the prizes. 

Here, in alphabetical order, are the names of these corporations and people that contributed prizes for this yr.  Again, a BIG thanks goes out to you in your help. 
 

12VoltGuy.com

4WD Hardware

4×4 GroupBuy.com

Alloy USA/Precision Gear

Applied Innovative Technologies

Buchanan Precision Machine

Donna Olson

JP Cooler

Kilby Enterprises

Steve Szanto (Chili’s)

stu-offroad.com

Tom Wood’s Custom Drive Shaft

Tough Stuff Products

Toys by Troy

Warn
 

I believed a couple of grazing pics could also be relevant proper about now.  I do know that a few of my meals had a barely gritty texture…..often proper after a type of excessive velocity wind gusts that introduced a lot of the highest soil that was within the close by parking zone space.

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One advantage of getting a bunch of Jeepers along with a complete lot of meals….everybody enjoys the meal and Jeep is the one subject of dialog.   How can you will have a greater time than that?

I believe we had extra meals this yr than in previous years, which was good.  We had some fairly wholesome appetites as a few of us had spent a goodly period of time on the path earlier that day.

I don’t recall what was behind the pickup truck (tow automobile) however what ever it was, there have been a number of people serious about it.

And after all, in regards to the time you simply loaded up an enormous scoop of potato salad, a type of hurricane drive gusts would blow in a pair cubic yards of Moab sand and dust.  The hen fingers I used to be consuming simply didn’t style the identical after the third or 4th certainly one of these blew threw.  But the best way I take a look at it, if we will get a rolled TJ off of a tough path, what’s a bit of grit in your dinner, proper?

7th Annual JeepsLimitless Moab Run

The flags for this yr got here to us compliments of Tim and Steve…..they introduced all of them the best way down from Washington state.  There is a narrative behind them……a type of conditions Tim wasn’t certain if we have been going to have the flags or not.  But all of it labored out simply tremendous and I for one actually just like the design.  Although I’m not 100% sure, I believe the thought got here from a bit of man driving a TJ throughout Table Top Mesa from a number of years in the past.  He was fairly the wheeler. 
 

This little fella joined Donna and myself at Moab.  His title is Smokey however I often name him Man Dog.  He is the latest addition to our family.  In February, Donna discovered this little 7 week previous pup within the church parking zone in poor bodily situation.  Intestinal parasites, pores and skin fungus on about 20 % of his physique, malnutrition, and many others….and the surface temps have been dipping under 30 levels at the moment.  At 5 months, he now could be a really wholesome 25 kilos and able to tackle something Moab has to supply.  The first couple of days within the Jeep have been sort of powerful (movement illness) however by week’s finish, it wasn’t phasing him a bit.  He had his sea legs and was up for the problem.

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Hey….test it out.  I’m not main this run!  (I truly dodged that bullet a number of occasions this yr.)   At the top is Tom, main us into Eagle’s Dare, an superior path that has an insanely steep (and lengthy) slick rock climb.  I met Tom (and Clyde and Roy) at Troy’s earlier this yr when Clyde was arranging to get some work completed on his Jeep.  We stored in contact and after I bought to Moab, Tom and the fellows have been variety sufficient to take us on a few trails, Eagle’s Dare, Pickle, and Mash Potatoes.  All of us cherished the knew trails and I sit up for returning the favor later this yr once they come all the way down to the Phoenix space for some winter wheelin’.

Although I’ve missed one or two alternatives, I all the time get pleasure from going to the highest of Moab Rim and wheelin’ again to the sand hill for lunch with my mates.  This yr, nearly everybody in Wednesday’s group had by no means been as much as the rim….and a few of these people have been coming to the JU runs for fairly a couple of years.  So we crawled our method to the highest of Moab Rim for some good previous enjoyable.  Here is a photograph of us coming down.  I had spotter responsibility…..that was tremendous with me.  Rolling up right here simply isn’t enjoyable and I didn’t wish to be late for the pot luck dinner both!

If reminiscence serves me appropriately, this was referred to as Bashful Crack.  It was close to the tip of Mash Potatoes.  Tom noticed me by way of it and afterwards, I returned the favor.  Lots of alternative to flex the suspension a bit.  A misplaced tire may end in some physique injury.

A view from the lookout at Top of the World path.  The final time I used to be right here, we drove up in a lightweight snow storm.  We had a couple of rain sprinkles this time and caught a little bit of sleet additional down the mountain on the best way again to the freeway. 

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7th Annual JeepsLimitless Moab Run

This was taken about two-thirds of the best way coming down Moab Rim.  Yes, there’s a parking zone down there subsequent to the street.  This path offers you a birds eye view of the Colorado flowing by.

I work on attending to the highest of one of many waterfalls on Pickle.  Tom took us on this path and I felt very a lot at house because it was very similar to these we run right here in central Arizona

Here is certainly one of our group on the high of the identical waterfall as proven within the earlier picture.  A few rocks on the backside helped make the stretch to the highest.  The rock on the passenger facet managed to catch a few entrance fenders….in the event you weren’t far sufficient over to the motive force’s facet earlier than beginning the assault to the highest.

An straightforward part of Flat Iron Mesa path.  Smokey loved this path fairly a bit primarily based on the period of time he spent sleeping behind the TJ.  He would roll round as I went up and over the rocks and ledges…..didn’t appear to thoughts a bit.

Donna took a couple of natural world pictures in the course of the journey.  Most seemingly this can be a fairly weed of some sort….however none the much less, it makes the considerably bleak panorama a bit extra colourful.

A view from the sting of the canyon as seen from the Flat Iron Mesa path.  About 8 of us ran this on Friday, our final day in Moab.  Donna and I hadn’t been on this path earlier than.  It is rated in the direction of the underside of the tough part within the Well’s e book.  It was a superb path for the final day in Moab given we needed to drive our TJ house the following day…..breaking one thing the day earlier than heading for house is the rationale we often hit the tougher trails early within the week.

I hope you loved these pics from 7AJUMR.  Many due to all of our mates for serving to make such nice recollections.  We sit up for subsequent yr and the possibility to see you all once more! 

 

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