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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSwede View Post
    ...I'm usually too worried about staying on the correct trail.
    Oh no, you mean to tell me there aren't neat little park signs saying things like:

    "Fins and Things" fine seafood dining ahead 500yds.

    "Dome Plateau" Please don't feed the bald headed old men

    "Colorado River" 500yds (straight down)

    "Kane Creek" feel free to use crutches

    "Hell's Revenge" tacos and other mexican food next exit

    "Poison Spyder" Ahead 50yds...keep your windows rolled up

    "Rest Area" next exit (next Rest Area 5 miles)

    "Slower Traffic and Jeeps right lane only"

    "Amber Alert" Missing Proton VX w/too much off-set
    warning driver has dementia and will insist he is not lost....
    So I said to myself, I said "Handee"
    and this voice came back and said..
    "He's not in, may we take a message?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSwede View Post
    You would have a non-VX lead the run???

    Anyway, there is no way I could fill the airwaves with fun facts like Todd...I'm usually too worried about staying on the correct trail.
    you may not be too good at filling the radio waves with information. but you definately know your way around.... you havent steered me wrong every time i've followed you yet.

    dont worry... with 20 VX'ers im sure we can fill the radio waves with useless info to keep everyone entertained.
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    Hell, we haven't even picked a trail yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSwede View Post
    You would have a non-VX lead the run??
    Oh H3LL yeah...I don't think anyone cares who/what's in the lead, as long as we don't get lost too often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triathlete View Post
    Hell, we haven't even picked a trail yet!
    May I suggest a "bunny hill" type trail that mostly stock first timers can traverse easily...
    Last edited by Ldub : 02/13/2010 at 03:34 AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSwede View Post
    You would have a non-VX lead the run???

    Anyway, there is no way I could fill the airwaves with fun facts like Todd...I'm usually too worried about staying on the correct trail.
    Since the rig count has (vx / all other Isuzus) flip-flopped in the last few years maybe we need to change it to the Non-VX run now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ldub View Post
    May I suggest a "bunny hill" type trail that mostly stock first timers can traverse easily...
    helldorado it is then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ldub View Post
    Oh H3LL yeah...I don't think anyone cares who/what's in the lead, as long as we don't get lost too often...
    OK, well we're not doing Fins 'n Things then... although I don't think I've ever gotten lost more than once there...but always at least once!

    Well let's talk about this, whether I lead or not. [gets out new, 2nd edition, spiral bound, Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-wheel Drive Trails ]

    I was thinking of going to Elephant Hill again, love that trail...but you guys did it a few years ago. If you guys could keep moving along we could go do the Joint Trail hike along the way, very cool. But I suspect with a group that large it would be problematic to do all that without getting back very late.

    I've never done Top of the World, have you guys?

    Thompson Canyon/Polar Mesa looks interesting, climbs to 8000 feet in the La Sal mountains, and starts on Onion Creek Road which offers a bunch of creek crossings early on.

    Chicken Corners or Bull Canyon might be good choices.

    Hey Joe Canyon might be good, except for likely brush scratches...

    Thoughts?
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    I've always wanted to do Top of the World!!
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    just my 2 cents.....but...

    a creek crossing trail probably isnt the best thing to do for the newbie's as that generally creates 'pin-striping' that some may not want on their ride.. (i dont give a crap, i just got done ripping my mirror off)

    but thats just what i think...how bout hell's revenge?? easy trail, has some challenges... stock VX should have no problems at all...always a good one for newbs (i know we have all done it a bazillion times, but for the new guys its a legendary trail)

    or poison spider?? their are bypasses around anything crazy on that trail...

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    Did Top of the World a couple of Moab's ago, and it is fairly easy. I don't remember there being anything that a stock VX couldn't handle. I remember it being relatively short too (compaired to some all day VX runs of years past).

    Hell's Revenge isn't too bad, but the first obsticle (mini Lion's Back) freaked the crud out of me so I would think a first timer would really wig out. I also seem to remember some long climbs that the VX can handle, but could be a little unsettling to newbies.

    Just my two cents, but I'm up for anything.....almost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSHardeman View Post
    Hell's Revenge isn't too bad, but the first obsticle (mini Lion's Back) freaked the crud out of me so I would think a first timer would really wig out. I also seem to remember some long climbs that the VX can handle, but could be a little unsettling to newbies.
    I was a noob and stock...I can't even recall that obstacle....maybe was just so intoxicated with the cool scenery and everything was new to me. Rubble trouble at the end of Hell's Revenge was the only part I recall as being that challenging for stock height. Didn't someone say they changed/re-routed the end of that trail and rubble trouble is no more?
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    I think we should rename it, warm up day, and not vx only run since there are others in our fam that dont have vx.....and we could pick something very pretty to look at, I know the La Sal mountains are gorgeous and last year was my first time going up there, boy had I been missing out! So if we do warm up day, and pick something that we can all warm up on....I know I am nervous as I havent taken my own VX out there since 2005!! And I had a full skid plate which I no longer have......so easy with no clearance probs is my choice!
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    It's been a couple of years, so I'm thinking about heading out to Moab again this year. What's the latest headcount?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHO2GR4 View Post
    It's been a couple of years, so I'm thinking about heading out to Moab again this year. What's the latest headcount?!?
    its on the calender with the other meets that go on....

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