The White Rim Trail 11/22/14-11/23/14

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The White Rim Trail 11/22/14-11/23/14

Post by coluke on Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:57 pm

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11/22 is my first weekend off in what seems forever. Who is up for a trail run? This will more than likely be a mild trail (Have to take it easy until the truck is built up a bit over the winter) It will pretty much be winter so I am thinking something like Onion Creek in Moab, since it is easy, scenic and on the eastern side so you do not have to go all the way into Moab, Onion creek is the trail that runs below top of the world.  Bangs Canyon maybe another option (Closer) Otherwise I am up for ANY suggestions. Looking to do the run that Saturday or Sunday.


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Post by Onlyone on Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:29 pm

Were in! Bangs was fun. We will be in Moab during thanksgiving.
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Post by Weasel on Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:03 pm

I'm in
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Post by Walt on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:24 pm

We're in either day.
If you want to do Onion then a possibility is DS rd from Junction, cross Dolores River and that comes out by the bridge where we met for TOTW
DS Rd
Dolores River
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Post by coluke on Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:01 pm

Walt wrote:We're in either day.
If you want to do Onion then a possibility is DS rd from Junction, cross Dolores River and that comes out by the bridge where we met for TOTW
DS Rd
Dolores River

Walt this was kind of what I was thinking, just need to figure out how long it would take.
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Post by Walt on Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:38 am

coluke wrote:
Walt this was kind of what I was thinking, just need to figure out how long it would take.

It's probably about hour & 1/2 to 2 to get to the bridge. Done it plenty of times. You don't run DS rd the whole way, you turn off at Buckhorn Mesa to get to the river crossing.
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=285
There are all kinds of options with this. If we do this and then Onion, if people are needing to get back earlier, they can get back on the hiway, if not can go back across the river again.

Can also take DS Rd to Sheep Creek and into Gateway, it's pretty scenic and good views of Gateway coming down the switchbacks.
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=393
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Post by coluke on Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:31 pm

Walt I like your ideas.

This is a long shot I am sure, but another idea would be to run the White Rim through Canyonlands (About a 100 miles) , this would be about a day and a half trip. Including camping, Average Temps are 52/28ish.  



Could just run part of it.

Im guessing most of you don't find camping at night below freezing enjoyable but if we could get a decent group to go I would arrange for the required permit.

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Post by Walt on Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:18 pm

I've done about a 1/3 of White Rim - AWESOME. It's one I want to do but the wife doesn't since it involves camping and she's given me permission so I'm game. Good sleeping bag and thermal underwear make it easily doable. Rather do it in the cold than the heat. Soooo, count me IN if this is what you want to do.
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Post by coluke on Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:41 am

Walt wrote:I've done about a 1/3 of White Rim - AWESOME. It's one I want to do but the wife doesn't since it involves camping and she's given me permission so I'm game. Good sleeping bag and thermal underwear make it easily doable. Rather do it in the cold than the heat. Soooo, count me IN if this is what you want to do.

Awesome! Who else is game?? Very Happy
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Post by coluke on Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:21 pm

Total of 3 so far

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Right now we have room left for 6 more vehicles based on permit availability!
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Post by voodoojk on Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:09 am

wahoo! i am in. Should be a good time guys.

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Post by Walt on Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:09 am

I made it as far as Lathrop Canyon rd. Trail Damage has a good gps track and with google earth shows all the highlights
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=138
Come on Weasel, this is a must do rare memory of a life time opportunity.
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Post by Walt on Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:06 am

Doing the Shafer Switchbacks or going in Potash rd? Or are we starting om the west side?
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Post by Onlyone on Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:36 pm

I'm sorry guys, as much as I want to, I will be in Moab the entire week of Thanksgiving and I just can't do it the weekend before. No
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Post by coluke on Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:04 pm

Walt wrote:Doing the Shafer Switchbacks or going in Potash rd? Or are we starting om the west side?

Our permit says we are going in at Shafer Switch Backs, I thought that was the preferred (Funnest Way) Very Happy
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Post by Walt on Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:21 pm

coluke wrote:
Walt wrote:Doing the Shafer Switchbacks or going in Potash rd? Or are we starting om the west side?

Our permit says we are going in at Shafer Switch Backs, I thought that was the preferred (Funnest Way) Very Happy

Oh I AGREE with the switchbacks being the fun way, but better to not make assumptions.

I might have a neighbor coming along.
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Post by coluke on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:58 pm

Walt wrote:
coluke wrote:
Walt wrote:Doing the Shafer Switchbacks or going in Potash rd? Or are we starting om the west side?

Our permit says we are going in at Shafer Switch Backs, I thought that was the preferred (Funnest Way) Very Happy

Oh I AGREE with the switchbacks being the fun way, but better to not make assumptions.

I might have a neighbor coming along.

Walt, I think we are usually on the same page Very Happy

I have a buddy that might be riding passenger/coming along as well. Besides the COLD at night I think this should be a pretty fun trip. Just a heads up for you guys, the one downer, is that we can't have a camp fire they do not allow them in the National Parks back country sites... They do allow charcoal fires in a pan for cooking. I will be bringing my son of hibachi grill (Google it, its awesome) and my small propane grill/stove.
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Post by Walt on Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:09 am

What are the camping plans (tent, sleeping in back of truck...)
I don't have a tent, but I do have a (higher end) 10x10 pop-up with walls like what is used at craft fairs.
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Post by Walt on Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:11 pm

From the Park Service website:

White Rim Road: open, with caution
The White Rim Road is in rough condition, especially from Murphy Hogback to the western park boundary. It is very likely that vehicles without a 4-Low gear will not be able to complete the loop in its entirety. If you are going to attempt to drive the road in a vehicle that does not have a 4-Low gear, carry extra fuel and be prepared to self-rescue.

This is a good thing, more fun Cool
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Post by Walt on Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:31 pm

Looks my my neighbor from down the street is gonna make it, so add another Jeep to the list. cheers

Oh, and I have gotten a CB
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Post by coluke on Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:54 pm

Sweet I am in the process of installing a CB! I am camping in a tent. I have an extra 2-3 man tent if you need it. I would recommend some sort of sleeping pad
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Post by coluke on Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:52 pm

Trail run is a official, moved to "Trail Runs" yes, I am difficult.

http://cotrailruns.forumotion.com/t108-white-rim-trail-11-22-to-11-23
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