Thread: ExPo/Ranger/Explorer forum pre-report (with teaser photos!)

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    Default ExPo/Ranger/Explorer forum pre-report (with teaser photos!)

    Got back in about 5pm last night. What an awesome trip! But I feel like I'll be rinsing red dust out of my truck until December!

    Will write a full report later but for now here are some teaser photos. My photo count was 758, some of the other guys probably beat me.













    All I can say is that White Rim should be on every exploere's "bucket list."
    Martin KD0PHH
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    I'll take you straight and narrow, I'll ramble and I'll wind
    So curse my broken brimstone, or kiss my bricks of gold
    I'm not the reason - I'm just the road
    - Aaron Watson, "The Road"

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    Man Im insanely jealous...
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    ..Anxiously awaiting the full trip report..

    ..I'm going to be working on y pics and videos to post for quite a long time...It's hard to do with anyone around as they want to hear the story with every amazing picture..
    Tread Lightly - Trainer

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    Guess I should have given a description of the photos above. From top to bottom:

    Lunch stop on Day 1, lined up at the canyon's edge

    The view from somewhere along the trail

    Sunset from Airport Tower Campground (1st night)

    Near Washer Woman Arch on Day 2

    Lined up at the start of White Rim (trail to the right goes back to Potash Road.)

    Campground at Potato Bottom (2nd night.)

    Also, Ted (Tbars) and Brian (Brian1) have already posted a trip report with some great photos over at the Explorer forum:

    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=352743
    Martin KD0PHH
    2007 Toyota 4runner SR5, 4.0 V6. FJC lift, FJC black steelies, 255/75/17 BFG MTs & custom front bumper!

    I'm a million miles before you, I'm a million miles behind
    I'll take you straight and narrow, I'll ramble and I'll wind
    So curse my broken brimstone, or kiss my bricks of gold
    I'm not the reason - I'm just the road
    - Aaron Watson, "The Road"

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    the wife and I went to moab last month we rented a modefied jeep and hit some fun trails our first day we hit White Rim with the idea of taking 2 days from the visitor center to the other side exit
    the rangers said it would take us 14 to 18 hours but we did it in under 5 hours after stoping maybe 10 times for pictures lunch and PP breaks

    it was my first offroad trail (what a dream trail for a first timer, its like loosing it to a porn star)
    I came back home and got an 80 Series LC within the week...... hooked for life



    i took over 3000 pics ill throw some on here when i get some time

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    I will be going on that trail this summer, driving out from VA. I can't wait, anxious for your photos, maybe some video...

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    Default MOAB 2012......... in the book's!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2scars View Post
    I will be going on that trail this summer, driving out from VA. I can't wait, anxious for your photos, maybe some video...

    Brandon
    Brandon you will have a blast we had our selves a awesome time with great traveling companions! Red dust... everywhere! And so now we shall have to start planing next years Expedition. I got home Monday morning had to dodge some sever T storms in Kansas and Missouri but otherwise a good trip home and lot's of time to run the trip over and over in my head. Glad to here everyone is home safe, I will work on DVD"S of the trip to get to everyone..... and yes there will be book. stay safe, Michael

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    Default MOAB .......... 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by mjmcdowell View Post
    Brandon you will have a blast we had our selves a awesome time with great traveling companions! Red dust... everywhere! And so now we shall have to start planing next years Expedition. I got home Monday morning had to dodge some sever T storms in Kansas and Missouri but otherwise a good trip home and lot's of time to run the trip over and over in my head. Glad to here everyone is home safe, I will work on DVD"S of the trip to get to everyone..... and yes there will be book. stay safe, Michael
    Everybody, Scott and Laura, Ted and of course Harley, Martin, Seb, Jim and Brian ( thanks again for the Ranger cut out and) and our newest fellow adventurer ( I am terrible with names at first, please forgive...) it was a hoot!! Well I think I got all the red dust out of my truck (have a new idea on where it comes thru and how to seal it) and gear, we will see. I think the way I will go is with a thumb drive and send the photos I took to you all via "snail mail' PM me with mailing addresses so I can do so, thanks. Once again this trip was AWESOME!!!, everything about it, companions, food, trails, campsites and to those who did the planning and had the maps, it just gets better and better. Can't wait to see what next years trip will be, Lord willing we will do it again. Very well worth my long drive from home to see all of you and have a week+ worth of adventures!!! So....... all of you take care and stay safe, will be on the forum through out the coming year with any news or such. Michael

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    This was my first trip with my wife about 7 years ago this month before we had any kids. In fact your camping spot at potato bottom was ours as well (that dead tree was a giveaway).

    Dang good memories.

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