Off-Roading in Utah

By Jeep Experts

Here are some footage that had been offered by Joe Ruby, a great buddy of mine from the Phoenix space.  Aside from off-roading with our Jeeps, we additionally share one other passion, that being ham radio (his callsign is KC7GHT).  Come to consider it, I suppose we each form of like to make use of digital cameras, GPS receivers, and laptops geared up with topo mapping software program (http://www.OziExplorer.com) too.  Anyway, listed below are just some of the hundreds (sure, I did say hundreds) of photographs that Joe has amassed throughout his off-road travels.  These had been taken this summer season (1999) whereas he was spending “high quality time” along with his Jeep in Utah (a few journeys value, which ran about 6 weeks).

 

The Paraia River Canyon Jeep Trail (Southern Utah)

Joe advised me:  “This canyon is 26 miles lengthy and stuffed with quicksand.  We by no means knew for positive if we had been driving the Jeeps into quicksand or stable (moist) floor for the entire 14 hour journey.   We might see waves in the sand transfer out from below our toes (or tires) for a number of toes as we handed over some spots.  I had nightmares that evening after we lastly received out of the canyon safely.  Three days earlier than there was a flash flood (a 3 foot excessive wall of water) and a backpacker advised us she was on the canyon rim and anybody down in the underside would solely have 2 seconds to get to excessive floor earlier than the wavefront would strike!”

 

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A aspect cayon that takes off from the Paria River canyon.

 

This is a shot of the well-known Hole-in-the-Rock (Southern Utah), the place the Mormon explorers lowered their wagons and about 250 folks down 1000 vertical toes to the Colorado.  It is now a well-known Jeep path.

 

I consider the following 3 photographs are of Widow Maker Hill, close to the Moab, Utah space.  This shot is out of the window of Joe’s Jeep.

 

I suppose his Jeep was getting drained right here so he pulled it up quick, set the parking brake, and hopped out to take this image.  Needless to say, you possibly can see the “footprints” of loads of earlier vacationers on the floor of this rock.

 

Well, there you’ve got it.  I’ve to offer Joe credit score for mountain climbing all the best way again right down to the underside simply so he might take an image of his Jeep on the high.   Way to go Joe!

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