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Stacey and Scott

Rimrocker Trail and Beyond 7-2021

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Hello All,

 

It's been 9 days, 1500 miles (apx 250-300 dirt), 3 states, and more fun than we can say.  We started late Wed night (15th) and made a mad dash to Montrose, Co., to pick up the start of the Rimrocker Trail.  Hit our first camp site in the early evening of the 16th and spent the next 3 days doing nothing but watching the hounds run and play and go crazy being dogs.  It was surprising how fast they adapted to just being free to come and go as they pleased, and it was way cool just to watch them dog.  On Sunday the 18th we headed out along the Uncompahgre Plateau following the RR Trail along the Paradox Valley to a spot marked as "Epic Campsite" on Gaia, where we spent the night before moving on again Monday the 19th to Moab.  Thanks to warnings from a couple other Jeepers who were running the RR ahead of us, we had time to detour around part of the RR Trail that had just become impassable due to mudslides and flash floods but managed to follow most of the end of the route to Moab.  We spent a night in Moab, enjoyed actual showers, I'm sure we wreaked havoc on their water bill ;), and relaxed for the next days' push to Lava Point in the northern section of Zion National Park.  We got to Lava Point Monday evening and stayed the next 4 nights.  There were thunder and lightning storms almost every night, and they were awesome...except the dogs didn't quite think so, so there was a lot of "thunder buddy" going on...we actually figured out how to get all 4 of us comfy in the back of the Jeep...not as easy/hard as it might seem... lots of laughter ensued.  Friday the 23rd we headed out for the leg home...sad and ready/not ready.  Everything from the smell of the air to feel of the breeze was refreshing and revitalizing and we cannot wait to get back out there again.  Attached is the link to the pics...we didn't realize till we got home that there was just a lot of time that we were so busy doing absolutely nothing, that we didn't get pics of everywhere and everything...oh well, just means we will need to go back again...hope you enjoy the pics, and we look forward to seeing everyone for September's gathering.

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3abmm72qowfQ6kbU8

 

Scott & Stacey

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Wow great adventure guys! Really nice pic's. Hoping to do

that trail, maybe this year/fall.   Al

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What a fun adventure! I've wanted to take that route from Montrose to Moab since it was opened, so I really appreciate the write up and pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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Awesome photos guys! Looks like an entirely different world as you progress through the trip. 

 

Also diggin' that trailer. :) 

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this trail was already on my "someday" list, thanks for sharing your experience with it!

 

i understand there are a lot of side-trips you can take off the main route too.

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Awesome pics and a great write up.  I too am diggin' that trailer and am thinking I may need one at some point. 🤣 What kind is it and where can one find start looking at similar ones?

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2 hours ago, theksmith said:

this trail was already on my "someday" list, thanks for sharing your experience with it!

 

i understand there are a lot of side-trips you can take off the main route too.

More trails than time, a beautiful place to get lost

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23 minutes ago, shellback91 said:

Awesome pics and a great write up.  I too am diggin' that trailer and am thinking I may need one at some point. 🤣 What kind is it and where can one find start looking at similar ones?

Believe it or not after a year plus searching for one, this one dropped in my lap. Found it in Buckeye. The universe does provide.

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26 minutes ago, shellback91 said:

Awesome pics and a great write up.  I too am diggin' that trailer and am thinking I may need one at some point. 🤣 What kind is it and where can one find start looking at similar ones?

It's a M101 CDN-2. Canadian version of the U.S M-416 (1940/50's) these were made in the late 90's. It's my understanding there was 2000 imported by a offroad group a few years back.  I'll pull up my notes from the quest and forward the links to you in the next couple of days.

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2 hours ago, dzJeepChic said:

What a fun adventure! I've wanted to take that route from Montrose to Moab since it was opened, so I really appreciate the write up and pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Highly recomend this trail, beautiful county. I was almost ready the break out the axe and start building us a little homestead.

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