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The 5th Annual LJ Meet will be Sept. 1-3, 2009, in MOAB!!!

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Date, location

Post by stevec » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:10 am

YEP, WE'RE GOING TO MOAB!!! :D

Dates are September 1st-3rd, which I believe is the middle of the week before Labor Day weekend. This (1) allows everyone time to get to and from the meet, while only taking one week off work, (2) makes for fewer people on the trails vs. going on a weekend, and (3) by having it later in the year, it won't be quite as hot as in June or July.

Moab is pretty central to both the midwest and the west coast, so this won't be in many people's backyard, but should be within a day or two's drive for most, at least those in the U.S. I expect to be there all week; we'll spend a couple of days in Arches and Canyonlands NP's. Moab is considered the 4x4 Mecca, and is probably the most famous 4WD area next to the Rubicon Trail in California. There are many 4x4 trails in the area (at least 30 longer ones), everything from mild to extreme, so we certainly won't run out of things to do.

I expect to use the Slickrock Campground as our base of operations for the meet. It is a bit more expensive than prior meets ($20 for tents, $32 for full hookups (30amp), and $39 for air conditioned cabins), but the Suzuki community usually stays there for the Easter Jeep Safari, and I've heard good things about them. I will be contacting the campground soon to reserve space for our group, but we may need a deposit, so I may ask for a bit more commitment from those who want to go. More info will follow, but if you are planning to go, please post up here with username, # of people in group, rigs (including tow rig), and camping facilities (cabin, tent, or RV space; if RV, what hookups would you like?) Once I get a feel for the number of people to expect, I can make the reservation.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Ruby » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:29 am

Ooooooo, that would be nice.
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Re: Date, location

Post by deimos_jr » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:20 pm

I've seen videos/ pictures... 4x4 heaven! Thats my dad's favorite type of wheelin' I'm sure He'd love to go there. I know I would.

Its in Utah right? Anyone know how far in to Utah? I'm trying to see how how much further it would be than the Montana meet.... would an lj20v with a g13 do high way speeds with stock gearing? .... hmm Dad said the lj20 should be done at least by the time I can drive and by then I'd have my learners... :twisted:
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Re: Date, location

Post by stevec » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:28 pm

Moab is about 1,000 miles from my house, so a little farther for you. It is nearly all freeway for me; all except the last 180 miles, and even that is a pretty good highway. We're planning to take two days to get there, and 2-3 days home. On the way home from the 2005 meet we took two days, stopping in Snowville, UT. It wasn't quite halfway (about 400 miles from Moab, with 600 left to go), but we took the long way out of Moab (going east a bit), and hit some pretty bad traffic through Salt Lake City. The Golden Spike is near Snowville, between there and Salt Lake City, so we may stop there enroute.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Smuz » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:15 pm

I WILL be there.
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Re: Date, location

Post by stevec » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:05 am

You gonna bring that big ole 5th wheel?
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Post by Ruby » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:16 am

Only $39 for an air conditioned cabin? Count me in for one of those.
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Post by stevec » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:20 am

I'll put you down on the list. I should point out the cabins seem to be just an air conditioned room with a couple of cots, so you'll need your own linens or sleeping bags, but there are showers and bathrooms in the campground, and showers are free if you're staying there.

I've got an email in to the campground regarding our group, so I'll let you know what I find out from them.
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Post by tweeder » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:08 am

IN!!! :beer:


crap.......'nother nightmare run across KansASS... :shock:

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Post by stevec » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:17 am

Yikes! You need a different tow rig! I'll be at around 13mpg, but that's with a camper on my truck, towing a trailer with two LJ's on it!

If Jimny can make this one, I'd suggest you two ride together, and haul both your LJ's behind one rig. Then at least you could split the gas cost.

Will you be staying in your parents' trailer, or be on your own?
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Post by tweeder » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:25 am

well, that 13 was based on the trip to Hot Springs (Superlift ORV park) a couple weeks ago and i had the windshield up and a windcatcher tailgate on the trailer.....oughta be able to find a way to get at least 15 by next year.
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Post by Ruby » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:25 am

stevec wrote:I'll put you down on the list. I should point out the cabins seem to be just an air conditioned room with a couple of cots, so you'll need your own linens or sleeping bags, but there are showers and bathrooms in the campground, and showers are free if you're staying there.
A roof and an airconditioner is way more than I'm used to so no problem.
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Post by Myers » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:47 pm

Mark Myers down for:
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Post by Frankenstein » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:50 pm

Still hoping to win the lotery :?
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Post by Jimny » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:32 pm

Well there will be a half a chance that I won't be there and the other half is that I'm not going to make it.


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Post by tweeder » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:09 pm

and just what the hell's YOUR excuse? :whip:


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Post by Myers » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:47 pm

frankenstein wrote:Still hoping to win the lotery :?
Winning the lottery will not be enough at $11.45 a gallon! And it will probably go higher by then. For us int the U.S. it won't be long until the guards at the border with Mexico will be doing an about face and keeping us out and away from their better standard of living.
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Post by Ruby » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:38 am

Any ideas on certain areas/trails? Any online maps around?
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Post by stevec » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:29 am

Right now I have enough plans to last 2-3 weeks, so I'm working on narrowing it down. I will try to stay as close to town as possible, since LJ10's don't like highway speeds. Everything will be subject to change, based on who is there and their rigs. We will likely stay on trails rated "5" or lower, so nothing too hardcore.

This website has pretty good descriptions of the trails:

http://www.utah.com/offroad/moab_area.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I would like to go out to Picture Rock, just for the picture!
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Post by Ruby » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:53 am

I ordered this book (from amazon.ca though):

http://www.4x4books.com/mub.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by woodchopper » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:56 pm

I mentioned this to the better half.

We may be comming but its going to depend on a lot of things, and we would be staying for a few extra days. She has the hikeing guid to Moab :-(

Its a 2-3 day drive, but that depends on how many stops we have to take, and shopping. :-)
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Post by stevec » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:53 am

Ruby wrote:I ordered this book (from amazon.ca though):

http://www.4x4books.com/mub.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I ordered the same book yesterday, but didn't go through Amazon.com, as all they listed was the first edition. (I figured that was why it was cheaper!)
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Post by Ruby » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:04 am

Amazon.ca had the newer edition:

http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url ... =15&Go.y=9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by stevec » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:07 am

Amazon.com only listed the first edition, so I guess they lost a sale.
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Post by tweeder » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:50 pm

alright, ya'll need to start heckling my old man...... he's been talking about trying to leave me at home all day today....taking an RV that doesn't have enough beds for me, only dragging one LJ, etc. he pulls that, i'll hafta try to pull TWO trailers behind my Ranger -- an LJ and a popup -- since i AINT sleeping on the ground!
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