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We're in for the TOTW. Four of us plus two puppies.

Here's our FJ and my ugly mug. I usually don't squint like this! Really looking forward to Moab. I'm new to this so I'll need all the coaching and help I can get.

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Yeah, no. Unfortunately the titanium coloring in my hair did not seem to be affected by the overly bright sunlight.


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Yeah, no. Unfortunately the titanium coloring in my hair did not seem to be affected by the overly bright sunlight.
Pretty sure titanium hair is an upgrade.
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I've got that too with the solar strip in the middle on top.

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I've got that too with the solar strip in the middle on top.
Haha, I'd be happy with green if it would simply GROW!! I don't get it, I can't grow a single hair on the top of my head but could knit sweaters with the sh!t that grown on my ears????
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That's funny. I am going wheeling today with @fjen and @EOD Guy for a final shakedown run before heading out to Moab. I'm sure it will come back covered in gick but with all the rain lately I don't know how much of it will last.

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Re: July 14th 2015. TOTW trail.

I thought some of you would appreciate some current Top of the World trail pics and I wanted to see what the condition the trail was in after all the recent rains we have had. I ran it today on my bike. It was 80 degrees at the Dewey Bridge at 7am this morning. We are probably in for a hot time my Friends.

I wanted to see how fast I could get to the end of the trail, so I took all of the pictures on the way back down.

The first real obstacle was much more exposed than it was in April. The rain had washed it out quite a bit of dirt. No way could my FJ get over this without some rock stacking.
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This is one of the by passes for the previous obstacle. In my opinion, even tho it appears otherwise, this line is harder than the first pic.
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And the last option. It's much tougher than it appears in this photo but the easiest of the three options.
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Here's another fun section. This would be a great time to have an automatic tranny. My clutch got a good work out today.
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I made it to the top in 34 minutes flat from the Dewey Bridge.
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Not much snow hanging onto the LaSalle's.
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Had the trail to myself. Not much competition this time of year. That dirt road in the distance is Onion Creek Trail. A very easy, but beautiful and fun trail.
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Overall the trail looks a little bit more difficult than it did three months ago. Non of the changes are due to motorized travel. This trail is 90 percent rock. Not much a rubber tire is going to damage here. The massive amounts of rain have eroded it here and there, exposing the huge rocks.

Personally, I would not attempt this trail without some lift and some impressive skid plates.

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Re: July 14th 2015. TOTW trail.

After running the trail I ran down by the river to check out the camp spots and the bugs. Even with the huge Cottonwood trees it was smoking hot. Bugs were present but I didn't get bit.

Here is a gold panning sluice box I found down by the river. Pretty cool.
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Last time we were here we saw wild turkeys in this spot. Not today.
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I did see one camp trailer down here but that was it. The river was high and the banks were very muddy. A drastic change from April. No one will be fording that river for a while.
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