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Yesterday 11:05 AM
Dookey
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Originally Posted by 72blazer View Post
Yeah, your build was extremely clean and badass. Ever start on that Gladiator?
Not yet. Probably wait until the weather starts warming up this year. We're not in a huge rush.
Yesterday 07:16 AM
72blazer
Another Moab/ W Colorado Trip

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Originally Posted by fullsize80cherokee View Post
I think this yearís snowpack in Colorado is less than last years so Iíd bet youíll be able to run the trails in ouray in late July but a lot can change by then and now
Anywhere I can check for updates a few weeks before the trip?

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Originally Posted by Aggie06 View Post
Better get the wave down, install the appropriate angry grumper, and bolt as much crap as you can to it before hitting the road.
Got it mastered already.


No real plans for it right now. Winch, 2Ē lift, 37s. Keep it simple.


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Originally Posted by Dookey View Post
Pretty capable too. Looks exactly like mine when I got it.
Yeah, your build was extremely clean and badass. Ever start on that Gladiator?
Yesterday 12:20 AM
Dookey
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Originally Posted by 72blazer View Post
Never been a Jeep guy. But this thing is beyond baller (for a 4x4).
Pretty capable too. Looks exactly like mine when I got it.
02-15-2020 09:51 PM
Aggie06
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Originally Posted by 72blazer View Post
Never been a Jeep guy. But this thing is beyond baller (for a 4x4).


Better get the wave down, install the appropriate angry grumper, and bolt as much crap as you can to it before hitting the road.





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02-15-2020 09:29 PM
fullsize80cherokee I think this yearís snowpack in Colorado is less than last years so Iíd bet youíll be able to run the trails in ouray in late July but a lot can change by then and now
02-15-2020 09:10 PM
72blazer
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Originally Posted by 2JZ View Post
I need one of those.
Never been a Jeep guy. But this thing is beyond baller (for a 4x4).
02-15-2020 09:08 PM
2JZ
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Originally Posted by 72blazer View Post
No wheeling yet. But enjoying.


I need one of those.
02-15-2020 09:04 PM
72blazer
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Originally Posted by Dookey View Post
Enjoy. Post pics.
No wheeling yet. But enjoying.


02-14-2020 10:33 PM
Dookey Enjoy. Post pics.
02-14-2020 09:29 PM
72blazer East bound and down.
02-06-2020 08:30 AM
72blazer
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Originally Posted by IEATRKS84 View Post
I would want to add just a little bit of lift and maybe 33's. There are some larger rocks and rock ledges youll have to climb on the trail. The only issue is youll be going slow compared to everyone else.
Rubicons come stock with 33s...ish


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Originally Posted by blacksheep10 View Post
If you want THAT picture, it's totally worth it. Hell's revenge is Totally worth it as well. After that, pick something else or call it a day. If the TOTW pic isn't worth 3 hours and a rough ass ride, go with your other option.
Looking at the input, I think we will do HR early Thursday morning, stop for lunch, then run TOTW hopefully in the evening to capture some good pictures or vice versa. Maybe leave something like Gemini Bridges or GS for Friday morning. Then call it good for wheeling.
02-05-2020 10:32 AM
blacksheep10 If you want THAT picture, it's totally worth it. Hell's revenge is Totally worth it as well. After that, pick something else or call it a day. If the TOTW pic isn't worth 3 hours and a rough ass ride, go with your other option.
02-05-2020 10:27 AM
Filthy McChevy
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Originally Posted by Dookey View Post
We're not planning a trip for you.

02-05-2020 10:12 AM
Dookey
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Originally Posted by Filthy McChevy View Post
I've seen those high up views a lot.
We're not planning a trip for you.
02-05-2020 10:11 AM
Filthy McChevy
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Originally Posted by Dookey View Post
I'm completely opposite. Fins N Things is a little Hell's Revenge to me. So if you're doing HR Fins N Things is a waste of time.

TOTW beats the crap out of you. The pay off is worth it to me.
I've seen those high up views a lot.
02-05-2020 09:47 AM
Dookey
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Originally Posted by Filthy McChevy View Post
I almost posted about Top of the world not being worthwhile last night but didn't. Fins n things would be more worthwhile and it's close to Hells Revenge and Kids would enjoy it more than a lot of trails.
I'm completely opposite. Fins N Things is a little Hell's Revenge to me. So if you're doing HR Fins N Things is a waste of time.

TOTW beats the crap out of you. The pay off is worth it to me.
02-05-2020 08:53 AM
Filthy McChevy
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Originally Posted by blacksheep10 View Post
As mentioned, a bump in tire sizes might be nice. Also, like I said, TOTW is a single photo op that takes 3ish or more hours. Depends on if you want to be on the trail or driving to the trail and getting a pic. I get both positions, but like I said, doing those 3 things in one day is aggressive in a stock Jeep. I'm sure it'll do it, it is just SLOW over the nuisance bumps. Gold Bar Rim might take a winch in a spot or 2, don't remember where that ledge we all winched on was but it was toward that end. I see your options as, pick GBR and see Gemini Bridges or do TOTW. Not doing Hell's is not an option. It's what Moab looks like when you picture Moab.
I almost posted about Top of the world not being worthwhile last night but didn't. Fins n things would be more worthwhile and it's close to Hells Revenge and Kids would enjoy it more than a lot of trails.
02-05-2020 08:21 AM
blacksheep10 As mentioned, a bump in tire sizes might be nice. Also, like I said, TOTW is a single photo op that takes 3ish or more hours. Depends on if you want to be on the trail or driving to the trail and getting a pic. I get both positions, but like I said, doing those 3 things in one day is aggressive in a stock Jeep. I'm sure it'll do it, it is just SLOW over the nuisance bumps. Gold Bar Rim might take a winch in a spot or 2, don't remember where that ledge we all winched on was but it was toward that end. I see your options as, pick GBR and see Gemini Bridges or do TOTW. Not doing Hell's is not an option. It's what Moab looks like when you picture Moab.
02-05-2020 07:43 AM
BarrelRoll
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Originally Posted by 72blazer View Post
All mentioned be done in a stock rubicon or should I plan to upgrade?
We did gold bar rim in the old lady's JKU rubicon alone on 35's, it was doable but not easy and as much as we liked to push the jeep. You will drag belly everywhere in moab with a stock 4 door jeep but usually pull it over. I've never run golden spike but I thought it was a harder trail and a long day to run the whole thing since you are basically doing poison spider and gold bar rim. Top of the world is 29 miles out of town and 2-3 hours if you make decent time and don't have to wait to get a picture on the ledge at the end. If you don't stop at all or get caught in traffic hells revenge is 2-3 hours if not more. Gold bar rim is 2-3 hours if not more. Running all 3 in 1 day would be a long rough day in 110 degree heat. Gemini Bridges isn't far from gold bar rim and a worth while stop. Milts is a good stop for milk shakes is near hells revenge. I could see doing hells revenge in the morning and top of the world in the afternoon with a possible stop on onion creek on the way back to play in the water. Any more than that will make for a really long day. The other option is to attempt to hit a trail at sun set when it cools down a bit though slick rock in the dark can be a challenge to navigate.

This year is shaping up to be another bad avalanche year, all the vegetation that held back slides in the past slid down the mountains last year and we had an odd freeze/ thaw cycle this fall. The San Juan Mountain trail group on face book is a great resource for wheeling in that area, trail conditions, ect.

Black Bear and Imogene is a nice day, we were on the trail by 7am and done with Imogene by 1 or 2PM making decent time with very few stops and a detour up camp bird road to Yankee Boy Basin.
02-05-2020 05:51 AM
IEATRKS84
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Originally Posted by 72blazer View Post
All mentioned be done in a stock rubicon or should I plan to upgrade?
I would want to add just a little bit of lift and maybe 33's. There are some larger rocks and rock ledges youll have to climb on the trail. The only issue is youll be going slow compared to everyone else.
02-05-2020 05:50 AM
IEATRKS84
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Originally Posted by 72blazer View Post
Alright dates are set. Plan is:

-hit the road 7/24 to Roswell (all day drive)
-7/25 leave Roswell to Silverton, arrive about lunch time in Durango or Silverton; possibly run Ophir Pass or just hang around town or check out one of the train rides
-7/26 leave Silverton to Black Bear Pass...have lunch on the trail or in Telluride...hit the road to Imogene Pass. Hang out in Ouray.
-arrive at our ABNB that’s close to Ridgeway
-7/27 run Alpine Loop or Ophir Pass then hang out at the Ouray Hot Springs
-7/28 Free Day in Ouray...looking for things to do
-7/29 drive to Moab via Rim Rock trail. Someone mentioned the south road to Moab is great to take. Is this the same road?
-arrive at ABNB in Moab
-7/30 Hells Revenge and Top of the World and Golden Spike
-7/31 Check out Delicate Arches; hang out in Moab for remainder of the day
-8/1 Drive home stopping in Roswell for rest
-8/2 finish the trek home.


Still open to suggestions for things to see or do in Silverton, Ouray, and Moab or along the way. Trying to allow some free time apart from trail riding to give the wimmin things to do.
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Originally Posted by 72blazer View Post
We are hitting the road by 5/6 AM. You gotta understand. We are from Deep South Texas. We drive 4+ hours to the nearest big town. I can do the drive especially with a group. Am I out of tune? Is the drive bad?



Thanks for the link!


Couple things i would add:

Driving up in the high mountains is not like in flat texas where you can do 90 mph. The road from silverton to Ouray is only like 30 miles long or something but will take you an hour, to an hour and a half, depending on how car sick you want to make your passengers. Its the same leading into silverton from the south once you start climbing in altitude. The roads are no fucking joke and you will be lucky to hit the speed limit. Especially if you're pulling weight behind you, you might as well spend the whole day driving.

IIRC it took us almost 3 hours to go from telluride to silverton in a rental car, hung over, and i almost threw up a bunch of times.


We stayed in silverton in an Airbnb here:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6869677...qBghA1eOIiFMpf

It was cheap but it was like an old cowboy boarding house. Lady running it is super nice and makes probably the best sausage gravy and biscuits ive ever had. I would highly suggest it. If youre bringing OHV's, you can set up here, and just drive them everywhere you need too in town.
02-04-2020 09:28 PM
72blazer
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Originally Posted by blacksheep10 View Post
BB usually open by July, this year was avalanche city. Crazy snowfall amounts.
Moab, TOTW is a ways out of town and a bit of a trek from bottom to top and back. For pretty much one pic. An iconic pic at that, but it is a chunk of day. Hells is a must do, and I guess GS was cool, they all run together. We did PS, Gold bar rim and Golden spike all at once, donít remember whereís one quit and another started. The whole 3 trail start to finish is amazing. Itís a long day in a non Rzr.
Whole plan seems pretty solid if you put the whole Moab trail day together. I see you getting 2 of three without hurrying too much and skipping the sights.
All mentioned be done in a stock rubicon or should I plan to upgrade?
02-04-2020 09:27 PM
DMS1 You could visit Animas ghost town which is a couple of miles north of Silverton along the Animas River, there are several trails that meet there, you could take one of them back to the 550.
02-04-2020 09:26 PM
blacksheep10 BB usually open by July, this year was avalanche city. Crazy snowfall amounts.
Moab, TOTW is a ways out of town and a bit of a trek from bottom to top and back. For pretty much one pic. An iconic pic at that, but it is a chunk of day. Hells is a must do, and I guess GS was cool, they all run together. We did PS, Gold bar rim and Golden spike all at once, don’t remember where’s one quit and another started. The whole 3 trail start to finish is amazing. It’s a long day in a non Rzr.
Whole plan seems pretty solid if you put the whole Moab trail day together. I see you getting 2 of three without hurrying too much and skipping the sights.
02-04-2020 09:16 PM
72blazer
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Originally Posted by east_beast View Post
Leave Roswell and arrive in Silverton by lunchtime? Are you taking a helicopter?
We are hitting the road by 5/6 AM. You gotta understand. We are from Deep South Texas. We drive 4+ hours to the nearest big town. I can do the drive especially with a group. Am I out of tune? Is the drive bad?


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Originally Posted by Dookey View Post
They were saying 2019 was crazy for snow and so far this year it hasn't seemed to be as bad. So who knows when it will open. There is a great Facebook page that gives out info on trail openings. So you could pay attention to it and see when it opens. If it isn't open you could plan around it.

https://www.facebook.com/OurayCountyRoadandBridge/
Thanks for the link!
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