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I will get my pics uploaded to Flickr and whatnot when I get home. I hit Arches NP and Bonneville Salt Flats today. Great Basin NP is tomorrow, then maybe Yosemite NP Wednesday. Slowly making my way back to Portland.
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Safe travels, and I think I'm not alone when I say I am looking forward to those pics.
 

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we would have liked to see us two climbing it as well. It was an interesting exit in the dark. Finding the white dashed lines to follow the trail out was as difficult as the obsticals as well. What a day I must say.
Ah I didn't realize there were more of you down there. :rocker:
 

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I spliced some shots together.

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Gemini trail at night. Was looking for the crew but they had to change plans and went to the wash instead.

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Istambull and I wait while Jerry wrestles a 4 foot Bull snake near Bartlet Wash.

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Moki enjoying an evening ride around camp.

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An impressive trailer.

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Soooo who has my huge crescent wrench and vice grips? I lent them out to the guys who where going out to help the fj with the broken tie rod. Never got them back.
Istambull and I handed them off to GRMRPR and FJPDX at the Gold Bar/Golden Spike intersection.
 

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Soooo who has my huge crescent wrench and vice grips? I lent them out to the guys who where going out to help the fj with the broken tie rod. Never got them back.

I probably have them. I'll look in the specially wrapped package when I get back home tomorrow. Haven't finished unloading yet...
 

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Soooo who has my huge crescent wrench and vice grips? I lent them out to the guys who where going out to help the fj with the broken tie rod. Never got them back.


Yep, I ended up with them. PM me your address and I'll send them to you.

My fault guys. Sorry about that. I spaced grabbing them out of the 40 when we got John down off the hill. Happy to split the shipping cost with you @GRMREPR
 

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Alright, so I made it back to Portland late Wednesday. Thanks again for the great trip! The place is amazing, but the people are what make a trip like that enjoyable.

I've been catching up on sleep -- I drove a total of 2,771 miles over the ten day trip to/from/at Moab... I am an amateur-at-best photographer, but I took quite a few shots when I was riding shotgun on Friday on Hell's Revenge and Fins & Things, and Saturday on Poison Spider, Golden Spike and Gold Bar Rim. Most will be uploaded to Flickr once I am done culling through them and editing (I will link to them), but here's a few to whet your appetite...

- @RichJacot with a wheel stuffed on Hell's Revenge

-The group on the exit from Hell's Revenge

- @B. Rock in his sweet 80 on the "V-Notch" on the Poison Spider Mesa trail

More soon.

Dan
 

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I had kind of a solemn moment While i was at the overlook at Top of the world. While I was hanging out , taking in the view and watching the other guys take their pics , i noticed a small box under a tree on the left. I didn't think much of it at first but I became more curious and walked over to it and picked it up took off the lid, and looked inside.What i found inside was startling , what at first i thought was dirt, I quickly realized that it was ashes... someone's cremated remains. I let out a gasp, and immediately put the lid back on and returned it to the exact place i had found, it while offering a quick apology to the person to which they belonged.

Just illustrates what a very special place on earth THAT place is, and that someone loved it so much that that is where they wanted their remains to reside.

I could think of worse places to spend some time ....worse places indeed
 

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I had kind of a solemn moment While i was at the overlook at Top of the world. While I was hanging out , taking in the view and watching the other guys take their pics , i noticed a small box under a tree on the left. I didn't think much of it at first but I became more curious and walked over to it and picked it up took off the lid, and looked inside.What i found inside was startling , what at first i thought was dirt, I quickly realized that it was ashes... someone's cremated remains. I let out a gasp, and immediately put the lid back on and returned it to the exact place i had found, it while offering a quick apology to the person to which they belonged.

Just illustrates what a very special place on earth THAT place is, and that someone loved it so much that that is where they wanted their remains to reside.

I could think of worse places to spend some time ....worse places indeed
Several years ago a group of FJs made that trip. One of the owner's had a really cool dog who ran along side us and was just friendly and good looking as can be. It was a yearly thing for him and his owner to go to Moab. Well the dog passed away and the next trip down to Moab was with a group of FJs again and the owner stood on the rock, said a few words, and let the wind take the ashes of his dog and spread them around the area that he loved.
 

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I couldn't think of a more appropriate place

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That's awesome man, beats mine. I thought about doing something like you, but with a stock bumper, it woulda ended badly... (probably would have been "internet famous" tho, lol)
Great pic!
Looks like your 14 TT is pretty stock, how did you and it do? I have a 13 TT and was worried about it's stockness limiting my adventures especially with some of the heavily modded FJs that go.
Differently want to visit soon.
Thanks
 

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Great pic!
Looks like your 14 TT is pretty stock, how did you and it do? I have a 13 TT and was worried about it's stockness limiting my adventures especially with some of the heavily modded FJs that go.
Differently want to visit soon.
Thanks
Hey bud,

In a nutshell, it did amazing! That trip was fantastic and I can't wait to go back hopefully next year.

Now, details... the few weeks prior to the trip I DID armor up underneath and I'm thankful for every piece I added, especially since I don't have a lift and am running stock tires (265/75/16). Recent mods are as follows:

RCI steel plates, TRD Filler Plate (I want to keep the TRD aluminum until it gets too banged up before replacing it with the full steel front plate. It did take a few hits and you can see some scrapes and dents in it now), Tranmission Plate and Transfer Case Plate. I held off on the Rear Diff Skid for this trip due to budget. These skids were all useful on the Moab trails, took some scratches and slides, but I never banged the Rear Diff! I had SO much more peace of mind (still stressful tho) every time I heard something hit or drag underneath, knowing there was quality armor doing its job under there. So, MANY thanks to Josh at RCI for the awesome skids!

Insain Fab Rear LCA Mount Skids (steel). I definitely banged these a few times and I would have regretted not having these on to protect the mounts as they would have been chewed up for sure. Thanks to Corey at InSain Fab for these, they did their job well!

Lastly, MetalTech Lower Control Arms. These are some beefy arms that I can see the scrapes where I slid along these without a hint of bending them. For what it's worth, on the Top Of The World run, Subverto actually managed to bend his driver side rear LCA a little bit on one of the ledges, so, really glad I got these. Thanks MetalTech!

Even with the armor/arms listed above, I did manage to take a few dings and rashes home with me. I knew before going there was almost a guaranteed chance I'd hit my tailpipe as that's by far the lowest hanging piece. Lots of ledges out there and sure enough, I hit and dented the tailpipe. I knew the Top Of The World run would have even more and harder ledges so me and a few others tried to remove the chrome tip before heading out that morning with no luck. Funny thing was, at the top, while talking to some people about the dented tip, I was able to pull it off by hand (musta been heated up just right).

I also managed to scrape up (just a lil bit) the driver side corners of both front and rear bumpers. I also got a small (but painful) tear in the front bumper on the passenger side. I think that one was my fault for trying a ledge that was just a little too steep/tall for my setup, but, learning what my rig can do is all part of the process :) Here I also have to sincerely thank everyone there that offered help spotting us all through these runs, y'all rock!

Looking back, it would have been more expensive, but if I learned anything from observation, I do believe a little more clearance would have made a significant difference. These FJs are amazing stock, and if you just take it slow and easy, you'll find you have a VERY capable vehicle on your hands!

Pics below (I hope) showing the armor/arms/dings and a pic of the sunrise on the last morning in Moab.

Enjoy!
 

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What a great trip!

The snake, the nachos, and the company was great.

Thanks guys
I came across you guys probably 30 seconds before this pic was snapped! Can't believe it! I was on a yellow DRZ 400 and my dad and brother were on lime green 4-wheelers. We were coming down as you were coming up. Seeing all of you up on LaSalle really made me question my choice of ride!

I've been to Moab several times on a MTB, finally on a motorcycle, so the only thing left is my FJ.

Next year?!?
 
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