Wasatch Cruisers Annual Moab Pre-Run Event
3/9 - 3/12/2006
(Photos by Kurt Williams unless noted)

 
Day 1 - Thursday:
Picked up Candace in Provo at 5:00, took our time up the canyon pulling the trailer and eventually ran into Troy and Scott just as we got off the Green River exit. We enjoyed dinner at Rays Tavern, and then finished off the drive to Moab. 

Day 2 - Friday:
We woke up early enough to catch the continental breakfast at the hotel and give the Cruiser a quick once over. With everything in order we topped off the tanks and met up with the crew at the movie theater in town. Captain Connors (David) offered to lead Kane Creek, we we were off. The trail was great, we passed just a few other rigs on the trail, and the weather inside the Cruiser was great. A little bit of snow made some of the climbs and off camber spots a little interesting. We were of the trail by early afternoon and back in town. As I arrived back to the hotel I spoke with Mr. Jason Call who had suffered a strike of bad luck on his way south. Turns out he had lost his rear driveshaft and destroyed his rear carrier in the meantime, leaving the Cruiser immobile. I offered to help him get it all taken care of, and quite honestly Jason did most of the work himself. With the axle complete (ready for flat tow), we cleaned up and headed to the WC Pizza party...

Enjoyed pizza & chat with the club and headed back to the hotel. Dave C. had suggested we might try a night run... Cody Morgan agreed to show us around Porcupine Rim, the first mile of off camber trail in the snow lead to a change in mind. So instead we bombed up Sand Flats Road in the snow. We made it just a couple miles before the snow was too deep. Snow busting is always a good time, every better when Andre's tire falls off and I can't keep my laughter down. With Andre's tire back on, we returned to town for the night.

Day 3 - Saturday:
Once again we met at the movie theater in the morning to plan the days adventures. Flat Iron Mesa came up and I offered to lead it with the help of James Trinniman and his GPS as none of us had ever run the trail. We motored on down to the trailhead, aired down and got to work. I must say that James and his GPS made the day, we only got off course a few minor times. The entire group made it through Tilt-a-Whirl and Easter Egg Hill unscathed! We enjoyed some local flavor live music back at Woody's in town.

Day 4 - Sunday:
We met up with Andre & Cary, Scott & ?? for breakfast at the Jailhouse Cafe (good eatin'). After that we decided to stop by the Moab Rock Shop where we spent the next hour talking rocks and Cruisers with one of the employees. Form there we decided to make a run through Arches on the way home. We briefly checked out the visitors center, and then hit the pavement for an "auto" tour. After checking out all the sites, we hit up Salt Wash and a part of Klondike Bluffs back to Hwy. 191, the mud was insane the last 10 miles. A quick car wash in Green River and we slowly motored on back to SLC in the snow. Great trip!
 


Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Kane Creek, Moab, Utah

Checking out the 40, Moab, Utah

Jason Call's busted pinion, Moab, Utah

Sand Flats Road, Moab, Utah

Sand Flats Road, Moab, Utah

Sand Flats Road, Moab, Utah

Sand Flats Road, Moab, Utah

Sand Flats Road, Moab, Utah

"Tilt-A-Whirl", Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

"Tilt-A-Whirl", Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

"Tilt-A-Whirl", Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

"Tilt-A-Whirl", Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

"Easter Egg Hill", Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

"Easter Egg Hill", Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

"Easter Egg Hill", Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

"Easter Egg Hill", Flat Iron Mesa, Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

 
Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah


 
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