Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

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Post by coluke on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:27 am

Trail Run: Top of The World
Meeting Point: Dewey Bridge just off UT-128.
Meeting Time: 9:30am trail departure by 10am.

Directions: Take I70 Westbound about 30 minutes into Utah. Take exit 214 (Cisco Exit) Follow US6 for 8 miles take a left onto UT-128 to Dewey Bridge. Trail head is approximately 30 min from I-70.

The trail is approximately 5 miles in length, I believe this is one way. Expect the trail to take 4-5 hours. Lunch at the top if you like.

This is an intermediate trail. A challenge for a stock high clearance SUV but do able.

Pets and Kids are welcome, However I would strongly recommend keeping your pet on a leash, or in the car at the "Top of The World" The trail abruptly ends with a 1300' drop off.

The view will take your breath away and is nothing short of amazing. (It will be worth the long drive, I promise!)

I may camp the night before, depending on temps, you are more than welcome to join me, there is a BLM camp ground on the other side of the road from where we will be meeting near the bridge. It is 15 dollars a night, campsites have fire rings, tables and primitive bathrooms. There is also free camping around the meeting point at dewey bridge that is on BLM land.

I believe there maybe a gas station at the Cisco exit or the exit before. I am not positive. You may want to plan on enough fuel from Grand Junction and Back. (It will be much cheaper anyways)

Please respond to this post if you are going.  CB Channel 5, I will PM you my cellphone if you are attending, although there may not be cell service near the trail head.

GPS:
Point 1 N 38°48.65' W 109°18.25' (Trail Head/Meeting Point/Dewey Bridge)
Point 2 N 38°46.21' W 109°14.94'
Point 3 N 38°43.95' W 109°15.75'
Point 4 N 38°43.23' W 109°15.97'

So far probably going:
1: Lucas
2: Possibly a co-worker with his YJ
3: Walt
4: Junction
5: OnlyOne (JK-Forum)
6: OnlyOnes Friend in a CJ-7 (JK-Forum)
7: BFYTW
8: Bfewkwa



I know this is a long way for you front range guys, but coming up Friday and getting a hotel in Junction or camping would be worth it!



Last edited by coluke on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:09 pm; edited 5 times in total (Reason for editing : Added to roster and GPS Coord.)
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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by Walt on Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:17 pm

We're down for going up
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Post by grandjunktion on Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:36 am

count me in if build goes well

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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by coluke on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:17 pm

Looks like we should have a pretty good turn out! I think its a 50/50 chance if my buddy in his YJ goes. I am confident Walt and grandjunktion will finish the lift project for grandjunktion so hopefully we have at least five, and maybe a few others will join in.

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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by Walt on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:31 pm

Lucas, that picture you have on the OP, want to do it really RAD?
I'll bring my climbing harness/belt with lanyard, hook the lanyard to the bumper and really lean out. Take the picture so the lanyard isn't seen???
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Post by coluke on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:50 pm

Walt wrote:Lucas, that picture you have on the OP, want to do it really RAD?
I'll bring my climbing harness/belt with lanyard, hook the lanyard to the bumper and really lean out. Take the picture so the lanyard isn't seen???

Sounds like a plan! Just as long as your bumper doesn't come apart like the last time I used it! Of course last time I used your bumper it was attached to my Jeep, which was buried in snow.  Rolling Eyes 

I think once your up there you may change your mind! But hey sounds like a plan!
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Post by Walt on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:30 pm

I've got a new bumper now. I climb microwave towers - 300 ft or 3000 ft, the result is the same   Laughing 
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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by coluke on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:30 pm

You got me on that one!
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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by BFYTW on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:04 am

P.S. No gas at Cisco ext. make sure u got fuel.
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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by bfewkwa on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:11 pm

Hey guys.   Saw this posted over on JeepForum.  Planning on making it out for this run.   Will be our first time in Moab and we're excited!

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Post by BFYTW on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:33 pm

bfewkwa wrote:Hey guys.   Saw this posted over on JeepForum.  Planning on making it out for this run.   Will be our first time in Moab and we're excited!

First time hey? You should def go into. Moab after this trail and spend the weekend. Which way y'all coming from? Looking to link up with folks on ride over Saturday morning
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Post by bfewkwa on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:40 pm

I'm still debating what to do. Was thinking of heading out to Moab as soon as my kids get out of school Friday afternoon.

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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by coluke on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:00 pm

BFYTW wrote:
bfewkwa wrote:Hey guys.   Saw this posted over on JeepForum.  Planning on making it out for this run.   Will be our first time in Moab and we're excited!

First time hey? You should def go into. Moab after this trail and spend the weekend. Which way y'all coming from? Looking to link up with folks on ride over Saturday morning

I agree if you have never been before and have kids it would be worth spending the weekend if you have time. Even if you don't go out in the Jeep go check out arches or something. I am more than likely still camping the night before. If your coming from the front range it maybe worth grabbing a room in G. Junction, or feel free to camp near the trail head by me.

There should be a few driving over in the Morning, I am sure Walt will be driving over from Parachute, and two out of the Eagle County Area I believe.
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Post by coluke on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:02 pm

Here is my cell phone, I figured this is easier than trying to PM every one 612-810-6602. I will delete it after the run. Please no drunk dialing  drunken 

Please feel free to give me a call or text if you run into problems on the way or will be late, I can not promise I will have service though. I will have the CB on channel 5. The day of and prior to meeting up.
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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by Walt on Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:26 pm

So who all is planning to spend Sat night and wheel Sun?
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Post by BFYTW on Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:28 pm

Idk but I was thinking about going back and hitting 21 road on way home if anyone interested in that. Really depends on weather though.
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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by zack.colo on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:56 pm

I will be free that weekend, but I am actually in the middle of lining the jeep right now. I have the prep done, I am just waiting on the weather and my free time to line up to finish. Anyway, if I can finish by next weekend I will be making the trip from Fort Collins. Ideally I would like to camp on Friday and Saturday, and wheel as much as possible.

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Post by bfewkwa on Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:03 pm

We decided to make a weekend of it. Since it is our first time out to Moab, I'd like to hit a classic slickrock trail on Sunday, maybe Fins N Things. Not sure how long it takes to run Fins or if we could squeeze in another trail too. Thoughts?

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Post by BFYTW on Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:41 am

Fins is no sweat. You could do it and tip toe thru Hells Revenge in a day. Highly recommend both for your first trip as they are entry level trails. That is if your tip toeing (bypassing Hells gate, escalator, etc)
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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by Walt on Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:19 pm

Somethings come up, looks like I have to back out.
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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by coluke on Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:57 pm

Walt wrote:Somethings come up, looks like I have to back out.

Boo! Hey it happens! We will see you on the next one.

Sleeves and gussets are installed, axle is back under the Jeep. Everything seems well so I am all set.
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Post by Walt on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:10 am

Well life is change & change & change, back on for me.
Spending Sat night @ the Apache Motel.
So is it Fins & Things for Sun?
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Post by bfewkwa on Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:18 am

I'm planning on Fins for Sunday. Would love to have anyone else join in.

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Post by zack.colo on Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:43 pm

I'll probably camp near the trail Friday night and try to hit another trail on Saturday, then camp in Arches, then maybe hit a trail on the way back out on Sunday morning.
Bfewkwa, what else were you planning on knockin out Saturday?
I'd love to do Fins on Sunday but am not 100% sure what time I have to get back to Fort Collins so I don't know if it's possible just yet..

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Re: Top Of The World, Moab 3/8/2014

Post by coluke on Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:34 pm

You could probably do Fins Saturday afternoon.... I maybe interested in that, it would make for a long day but I am probably up for it
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