Danny, thanks so much for sharing these videos! I'm planning a trip out this summer (probably Jun 30 thru July 2nd or 3rd) and plan to take some of these trails in Moab but was wondering if I needed an experienced guide or not. Had you done them before you shot these videos? Used a specific trail map? Advice?
I have a modified FJ with a Icon Suspension lift and a front locker so I think the truck shouldn't have any problems, I'm more concerned about getting on a trail that I shouldn't be on : ).
Thanks, Bob Hemrick
Danny, sounds like great advice! I'll look into the book. Thanks again. BobBob: No, you will not have any issues at all. I simply used the Utah trails book called Guide To Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails. It is the 2nd Edition and I also bought the corresponding GPS maps that go along with the book. They helped get me off Fins & Things that I got trapped on after dark. Those videos will start soon. The trails I did in the book are, trail 7, which is considered difficult. That is bartlett Overlook, just don't try to find the corresponding hidden trail that connects you to trail 5. It is not there and cost us a couple of hours of wandering in the desert! That is another place where the GPS maps helped us. Geyser pass is #43 and it is easy. It is just a country drive with some stunning views. Then we did #37 , Dome Plateau which is considered moderate. That trail is really gorgeous. Try to time it going out 128 early in the morning and come back on it about an hour or so before dark to get some sunset shots that will blow your mind! Then finally, we did Fins & Things which will start in about 2 weeks now and that is trail #33 which is considered difficult. My advice for Fins & things, start EARLY in the day. We started at 3:30 in the afternoon and got stuck on the most dificult part after dark with nothing but regular headlights and I must say, I was quite scared. So start it early, take your time, get lots of images and video and you will have the time of your LIFE! Let me know if i can be of further service.