I'm in, just give me the dates.
The Staircase is magnificent but the Swell is --- remote ---.
There is only one paved road - I-70 and it splits the area into two parts (northern/southern). It's about 50 miles in length and 30 miles in width, which means it's about 1/4 the size of the Grand Staircase.
Where there are road signs in the Grand Staircase telling you "the road is horrible, you won't make it" there are nothing of the kind in the San Raphael Swell because there's nobody to put them there. It's not a National Monument.
For the most part, the roads aren't difficult. They don't get much weathering or much use. I know there are mine roads down in Capitol Reef that can be fun. There are some interesting slot canyons, fossils and the like that make exploring worth the effort.The trails I remember were not that bad, but there are probably some mine roads that could be fun.
Oooooh.For the most part, the roads aren't difficult. They don't get much weathering or much use. I know there are mine roads down in Capitol Reef that can be fun. There are some interesting slot canyons, fossils and the like that make exploring worth the effort.
That looks like a hotel in Ferron I stayed in one night for a week.and the great accomodations out there
If it helps at all you got my vote for the test rig.I hope these and other usage failures will prompt Jason DeMello to keep me in the running as test bed for his new rear bumper. If anybody can break it, I can.
Proper maintenance is the key to a long running, reliable machine.Today I found that my Warn Winch control box located on the ARB bumper was "wiggling". So I looked closer and the backing plate separated from the bolts that held it in place. Vibration and time did it in.
I trashed the hardware that came with the mount and replaced it with stainless steel bolts and SS fender washers. It's now riding like a champ.
I also pulled out the MAF sensor and it was a bit dirty. A health spray of sensor cleaner removed a fine coating of dust. Along with that, I first blew the dust out of the engine compartment with my power-tank and then I washed it down with a sponge. Desert dust is a real beast.
The cabin air filter was so dirty that it was beyond redemption even with hitting it with CO2 and a dust buster - so I put in a new OEM filter.
Checking the skid plate bolts, I found two were slightly loose so tightened them and changed the oil.
Another day in the life of the Scorpion.
Absolutely agree!I was over at WRIGMAN's house, screwing with the FJ because the check engine light came on.
Trouble shooting determined that the MAF sensor gasket/o-ring was torn. When I cleaned the MAF sensor last, I didn't grease the o-ring properly and it allowed air to leak down through the aperture.
Check your O-ring each time you clean the MAF sensor.:bigthumb: