Trip Report Moab RocktoberCrawl - Oct 2018

Herzog

somewhat damaged
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Location
Kamas, UT
#1
Report from this thread: https://www.rme4x4.com/threads/rme-moab-rocktobercrawl-oct-17-20-2018.115154/

This is a brief summary of the week from my POV. I ended up down there from Sunday till Saturday afternoon as the rest of the crew showed up Weds night / Thursday. Sunday was a get there and setup camp day so not a whole lot went on.

Monday was a solo run with Amy up Pritchett (I know, but I do it all the time... :p). Didn't really take any photos that day!
Tuesday we decided to run CliffHanger as a group from Texas said they were heading that way after we met them at the top of Pritchett. We ended up getting a late start that day and passed them as they were on their way out.

That view!


Not entirely sure if these are legit, but they are there. My gut tells me they are fakes.


Instagram worthy for the babe


Heading back out - Cliffhanger obstacle.



Next day (Weds) was pretty much a rain day. It was on and off. We ran into town to get phone reception to see what was in store. It changed from the day before and Thurs was not looking too awesome. Oh well! Weds ended up being base-camp day.






On to Thursday. It was going to be a rainy day for most of the day, but the amount didn't look like it was going to be a lot. Instead of running the planned Pritchett Canyon that day the group opted to swap days and run PSM -> W.E.D.

This is where I screwed up and didn't notify a few of the people who were waiting to run it with the group on Friday. I sincerely apologize, it was a spur of the moment decision with the group. I do hope that the others ended up grouping and getting a run in!



One of the first slickrock climbs into PSM


Jpest in the mirror


Partial group below the first waterfall obstacle on PSM



Good view of the storm as it progressed. It seems being on that mesa that day allowed us to skirt the storm. We did get wet, but nothing terrible.


Skyline Drive obstacle


Getting into Where Eagles Dare.


W.E.D. is a really cool route. I remember running it a couple years ago but I didn't remember it being so fun. Definitely taking this route out there from now on!
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
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Location
Kamas, UT
#2
Friday Pritchett!

Group getting started in a wet Pritchett. This should make for a challenge!




Getting grippy on Chewy





At this point, we lost xjtony to some motor issues and a busted shock mount. Grateful to know that he made it back OK (we were coming back down the canyon so we would have ran into him if he hadn't)




Optional climb that @Gawynz made flawlessly.



Optional fun in the bowl before rocker knocker


So, rocker knocker is NOT easy at all when there is mud! Even the traditional crab line is difficult to get started on! We spent some time there but eventually all made it up.



Axle Hill:



Rockpile: Two in our group climbed it this day. I just couldn't get the right line today for whatever reason. But that happens.






Group shot at the top


Heading back down
 
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Herzog

somewhat damaged
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Location
Kamas, UT
#3
Coyote Saturday

I absolutely missed this trail. Running it on Saturday was such a great time. I'm a huge fan of boulder trails like this. It really lets you test the technical ability of your rig.



I volunteered @Seth to lead us this day because he was our resident Coyote Veteran. :D


Not a whole lot to talk about as we pushed forward into this canyon. I think we timed it at 3hrs for a 1/4 mile of trail. We all made it out whole this day!






















 
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xjtony

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Location
Grantsville, Ut
#5
I was on the trail long enough to make a few pictures!!! lol I didn't take any pics during my short run, but had a great time. I'll see if my son got any that I can post up.
 

Jinx

when in doubt, upgrade!
Location
So Jordan, Utah
#6
As I was waiting for in laws to get out of bed Thursday morning and was running around town. I was tempted to snap a pic of Herzog's rig parked in front of the liquor store at 11am. :D
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
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Location
Kamas, UT
#9
I was trying to see if I could see you just to check in and see how bad things must have been going? X-D:rofl::cool:
We were laughing about being there as we were in a hurry to meet up with everybody... right at 10:58 TONS of vehicles flocked the store so we didn't feel too bad about it. X-D
 

smfulle

Active Member
Location
Plain City, UT
#10
Our small group of flatties (2 jeeps) had a fun time on Thursday running Metal Masher. We pretty much did all the bypasses on this soggy day. Here's a video of our run. I added a little something different on my video this time. I did a little voice over dubbing narration. Let me know if you think it's ok of it it is more of distraction.

 
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