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Old 08-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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JK Rubi on 35 KM2's get through this late?

Read in a few post the trail is extra tough right now from a few folks that just got back. Got a 11 4 dr JK Rubi lifted 4 in running 35 KM2, RCV's, Winch, Plated up underside and ran the Con all the way through multiple times and spent 10 days wheeling most of Moab. Fordyce rigs always look built all to hell and rolling 40s and up. Only worry i have is the water. With a new rig i got electronics to worry about so wanted some input from the locals. ANy chance I can get across the water without my lap full on the rig i described? Thanks for the info!

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you can definitely make it through. with lockers, recovery points, 35's, and decent armor you can do the whole trail without a scratch. I know I've done it on a similar setup

water was in my lap at 430cfs a couple weeks ago. I'm on 35's. the water as of yesterday was 150cfs I cant imagine you having any trouble
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Read in a few post the trail is extra tough right now from a few folks that just got back. Got a 11 4 dr JK Rubi lifted 4 in running 35 KM2, RCV's, Winch, Plated up underside and ran the Con all the way through multiple times and spent 10 days wheeling most of Moab. Fordyce rigs always look built all to hell and rolling 40s and up. Only worry i have is the water. With a new rig i got electronics to worry about so wanted some input from the locals. ANy chance I can get across the water without my lap full on the rig i described? Thanks for the info!
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Water flow is low now. Go for it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input!

Yea she's fully armored up with Spyder gear all around including their trail cage if i get on it's side!. Lockers all around, good winch and a buddy in a built Yoda. we both carry lots of recovery gear, parts and both built our own rigs from the ground up and not afraid to scratch em up wheeling. Just didnt want water up in my lap cant have my seat heaters short out on me

Thanks again fellas gonna probably head up in two weeks any other advice as it will be first trip for me and my buddy on the Fordyce. I know where the trail is as I took a buddy up Signal hill recently in his city JK as a first trip but didnt venture down the Fordyce trail.
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Yea she's fully armored up with Spyder gear all around including their trail cage if i get on it's side!. Lockers all around, good winch and a buddy in a built Yoda. we both carry lots of recovery gear, parts and both built our own rigs from the ground up and not afraid to scratch em up wheeling. Just didnt want water up in my lap cant have my seat heaters short out on me

Thanks again fellas gonna probably head up in two weeks any other advice as it will be first trip for me and my buddy on the Fordyce. I know where the trail is as I took a buddy up Signal hill recently in his city JK as a first trip but didnt venture down the Fordyce trail.
Just tread lightly and be prepared. Have fun and enjoy the surroundings. Lots of good river camp spots. No campfires out there though and make sure you grab some wag bags at the split from indian springs trailhead.
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Thanks KDub, yea i keep a WAG toilet in the JK at all times (2 small boys) and a spill kit. I dont think i have ever come back without a full 35 gallon bag worth of trash and parts that were not mine. Try to take out more than we carried in!
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Stay on the trail DONT take/re open closed routes. How long are you guys going for? There are nice camping spots along the trail and meadow lake is a great place to relax
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Probably roll in for two nights and understand the fire restriction is in place. Not the kind to go off the beaten path. Heard something about Meadow lake...
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Waterlevel wise is Fordyce good to go next week?
Equipment wise I should be good to go, my only worry is waterlevel.
I have all week off so plan to take 2-3 days if need be.
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You'll be fine, just bring a bath cap! On a plus side the higher release levels seem to be warming the creek up a lot, it's been quite warm lately wich is a big plus.
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Creek is at 75 cfs.Hopefully that means no more high water.
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Creek and lake are beyond low. The lake is damn near empty as of today.

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Snap a pic of the lake and send it to me if ya can...
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It's not a lake, looks more like a creek. You could step over it.. literally...
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people were walking barefoot through committee over the three day weekend. take the good lines and you'll barely get your 35's half way wet

smoke isn't noticeable unless you look for it. great time to go
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Barefoot? Must have been hippies! I didn't see them.

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Bring some bug spray. Low water = mosquito's
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