Top of the World & More-November 23rd 2008

Top of the World and More Since the weather was holding, a small group of us informally decided to run to the Top of the World. This trail is located on 128 out near the Dewey Bridge Recreational Area. Four rigs reported to the cinema at 9:00am and we were off. All was well until we hit the main gravel road going back toward the trail when we came across a man who had driven his ATV over an embankment and straight down about 20 feet onto the rocks. Somehow he had pulled himself back onto the side of the road but was in a bad way with a broken leg and serious facial trauma. After some struggles to get a cell signal, 911 was called and shortly later a policeman and ambulance was escorted back to the victim. Now it was 11:30 and after all that excitement everyone was still anxious to … [Read more...]

Metal Masher Trail Report-November 22nd

A group of 8 rigs met at the Slickrock Cinema to run the Metal Masher trail. The day dawned clear and cool but warmed up later and turned out to be a great Jeepin’ day. The trail was uneventful until we arrived at Rock Chucker. This obstacle is never friendly but some days it seems easier than others. It wasn’t nice on Saturday. Jeff went up in the Samurai and then spotted for the rest of the group. Rick ended up with his tail pipe dragging and a little damage to his tire cover. Matt needed a strap. Melissa got up okay as did Susan and Larry. Melanie got quite a scuff on her plastic JK bumper and had to back off the obstacle. (I have a feeling that bumper’s going to be converted to metal soon.) After all that, lunch was called. After lunch, we were off through Mirror Gulch and the … [Read more...]

Hot day on Coyote Canyon, August 12, 2007

Seven rigs, some Moab local, some from out of state and 1 from Illinois, ventured out to Coyote Canyon on Sunday Aug. 12. The heat was on as these are the dog days of summer (it was around 100 degrees). Not to be deterred, we started off and soon found that conditions definitely changed to make obstacles a little more challenging. Everyone had a great time and was duly challenged by the trail (except for Jeff and Jim who generally make things look easy). Our only casualty was Dave's Green Jeep, driven by his wife, Dani. It was having mechanical problems and finally had to be left to be recovered later. Dani did a great job driving and was smiling the whole way! Of note on the trail was the fact that we had two Range Rovers: Alex Schubow's '98 Discovery (near Chicago, Illinois) and Larry … [Read more...]