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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby MikeKey » Tue May 02, 2017 6:04 pm

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We (my wife and I) took about 1551 photos. Going to take me awhile to select the best and upload. :popcorn:

Tomorrow is Top of the World, with even more people here now. We had 9 total for the Trifecta. Even if we didn't ultimately all get across, everyone pushed their Power Wagons to the limit of their capabilities. And everyone is having a great time.

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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby LagunaH1 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:15 pm

Let me know what your thoughts are about the decent from Top of the world, assuming you are going "counter clockwise" on the loop part of the trail
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby MikeKey » Wed May 03, 2017 11:53 pm

LagunaH1 wrote:Let me know what your thoughts are about the decent from Top of the world, assuming you are going "counter clockwise" on the loop part of the trail


We (Myself, GTOmike60, nebmike & aearles) ran the hardest section of the loop first today (left side) then came down the "easy side" (right side) of the loop. That trail is torn up a lot more than it was last year. Both myself & GTOmike60 agreed, it's worse than last year. Especially the side that is supposed to be easy. But we took PW's with no sliders up both sides. Nebmike managed the left side with us easily. But EJS was just a few weeks ago and might have made the trail worse. But it was a fun day. And we only spent four and half hours on the trail.

But otherwise, no one had any real problems with the trail. Still and easy trail in my book compared to the stuff we did on Golden Spike. A few funny HAHA moments. Also, my brakes went to the floor amazingly. But only when I was in reverse, in low backing down the from the ledge.

I've been slacking on photos since our fun adventure on Golden Spike. So here are today's Ledge photos, as proof that everyone got to Top of the World. We have really been pushing these Wagons this week. Don't let anyone say they're too big or not capable. They can suck it.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/pwinmoab/ph ... 7666649271

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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby MikeKey » Thu May 04, 2017 12:46 am

Photos from the trail itself:https://www.facebook.com/pg/pwinmoab/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1803332829981088

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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby nts007 » Thu May 04, 2017 3:30 pm

Awesome pics!!
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby Numbnuts » Fri May 05, 2017 9:17 am

yes, awesome pics....keep em coming and be safe out there.
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby Bill2014 » Fri May 05, 2017 7:09 pm

Truly awesome pictures! :cheers:
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby Pit Slave » Tue May 09, 2017 4:02 pm

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It's going in the truck buddy!


Wait... I'll trade you with money on top for a pair of NASA-spec high-speed secret lights [emoji6][emoji6]

And I forgot about this. I'll be back in town tomorrow. Now that I have only 3rd gear left, I'll be heading down in another truck...

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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby DamageWagon » Tue May 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Pit Slave wrote:
DamageWagon wrote:
DamageWagon wrote:[quote="Pit Slave"]I'll take that!

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It's going in the truck buddy!


Wait... I'll trade you with money on top for a pair of NASA-spec high-speed secret lights [emoji6][emoji6]

And I forgot about this. I'll be back in town tomorrow. Now that I have only 3rd gear left, I'll be heading down in another truck...

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I left them with Mike Key at their camper. We are just heading out of town.
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby Pit Slave » Tue May 09, 2017 5:24 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
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DamageWagon wrote:[quote="DamageWagon"][quote="Pit Slave"]I'll take that!

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It's going in the truck buddy!


Wait... I'll trade you with money on top for a pair of NASA-spec high-speed secret lights [emoji6][emoji6]

And I forgot about this. I'll be back in town tomorrow. Now that I have only 3rd gear left, I'll be heading down in another truck...

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I left them with Mike Key at their camper. We are just heading out of town.[/quote]
Cool. I'm sure you know by now that I smoke the transmission in my truck. I only have 3rd gear left. Had to put it in 4low to get up the driveway! lol

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MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby yellowranger1 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:09 am

Hey guys, we had a great time out there even though our trip was so short! It was nice meeting everyone briefly, we hit the road Friday night at 9pm and arrived in town just in time to catch the group Saturday morning to the trail. Huge thanks to everyone for the help spotting, it was awesome to see all the wagons making the trail look so easy. After steel bender we headed out to see picture frame arch which was really cool, until we got caught in a nasty lightning storm, lots of strikes 40-50' from the truck. Back to camp and had dinner, tried to stay up to catch the guys when they came back from town but I was beat so we called it a night.

I had my heart set on running Top of the World so we decided to pack up camp early and hit the trail, then drive home immediately after. Lots of seat time for us in the truck, but it was an adventure! Natasha and I have some pictures to sift through, I'll post them up later. Here's a few for now.

Really looking forward to next year, we WILL make it for more than a day and a half lol!

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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby MikeKey » Wed May 10, 2017 12:29 pm

Photo Albums on Facebook

May 1st & May 2nd - Poison Spider, Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim Attempt: https://www.facebook.com/1766326817015023/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1805852736395764

May 3rd - Top of the World - Trail Photos: https://www.facebook.com/1766326817015023/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1803332829981088 - Top of the World - Accomplished Ledge Photos: https://www.facebook.com/1766326817015023/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1803317666649271

May 4th - Hells Revenge: https://www.facebook.com/1766326817015023/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1806972856283752

May 5th - Seven Mile & Wipe Out Hill: https://www.facebook.com/pg/pwinmoab/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1807057482941956

May 6th - Steel Bender Loop: https://www.facebook.com/1766326817015023/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1800896396891398

May 7th - Long Canyon, Shafer Switchbacks, White Rim & Lathrop Canyon: https://www.facebook.com/pg/pwinmoab/ph ... 3202897384

There are a bunch of videos that will have to wait till I get back to Boise on Sunday to upload. They're coming.
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby MikeKey » Wed May 10, 2017 1:07 pm

Again, the dropbox folder with all photos is here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aa88frmw4vyj ... 8zTaa?dl=0
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby frq flyr » Thu May 11, 2017 7:41 am

This was an amazing adventure. A complete noob at this type of 4x4, Rock crawling trails. Absolutely no way I would have attempted this alone!
I am grateful to have been a part of this group. This is a great group of folks, who have experience, are willing to share their experiences, support, guidance, and friendship. Super people!
However, I am still a little confused as to when to use the lockers! :D
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby Pit Slave » Thu May 11, 2017 9:03 am

I know I needed lockers and 4 low to get up my driveway a couple of days ago. I even thought about using my winch at one point....

Yeah, I smoked 'em, sometimes you just gotta #sendit

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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby nebmike » Fri May 12, 2017 11:05 am

frq flyr wrote:However, I am still a little confused as to when to use the lockers! :D


Bah-ha-ha!!!
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If you turn the locker knob while you're in 2wd and just let it blink, it adds at least 100 horsepower. :secret:

Hope to see you again next year!
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby Mule » Fri May 12, 2017 11:52 am

Do I get that hp when it blinks even if I haven't turned the knob? :doh:
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby MikeKey » Fri May 12, 2017 12:13 pm

I think we will have to have "Do I need lockers for this?" on our shirts next year.
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby MikeKey » Wed May 17, 2017 8:54 am

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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby frq flyr » Fri May 19, 2017 1:15 pm

:cheers:
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Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Postby awdanthony » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:08 pm

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