Moab 2018

Wednesday morning we were off…  Stopped at Toquerville Falls for our first night of camping.

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Thursday we made our way to Moab and hit hells revenge

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After Hells Revenge, we headed towards top of the world looking for a camp site along the 128.  every site we stopped at was full until we hit Dewey bridge campgroud.  pulling in after 9:00pm, we got lucky with a group site.

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Friday morning, we packed up and drove across the street to the old Dewey bridge and began to air down for Top Of The World.

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After Top of the world, most of the group headed home.  Nate and I headed back to Toquerville Falls and met up with Danny and his fam and Rommel and his fam.

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Saturday after lunch, we drove through Zion and made our way to the Barracks.  The water level wasn’t high so it looked nothing like what you see on youtube.  It was still fun

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Saturday afternoon… we headed home.

4 day trip to Baja Mexico

A few of us have been talking about going to Baja for quite sometime. We knew nothing about traveling across the border so we just kept waiting for someone with experience to take us. After watching @trailrecon Baja Overland Expedition on YouTube and asking Brad for some tips, I felt more comfortable about traveling south. I mentioned it to the group and we made it happen.

Here is a quick recap photos taken by @drty_t4r (Gene)

Early Thursday morning, the meeting spot was at the border outlets. A few things to make sure you have with you… passport, Mexico car insurance, car registration, and some money. I only had $300 cash and exchanged half of it for pesos. We gassed up, had a little safety meeting and we were off. The first thing we were going to try to do after crossing was to get the tourist immigration card permit… but after crossing, it was a scramble and we couldn’t figure out where to go for that… if we needed it, we got lucky without it.

First stop was Ensenada for some tacos,

and then head to San Felipe for a quick stop for gas and food.

Original plan was to keep going to Punta Final to camp, but we ended up staying in San Felipe for the first night. Had dinner, more tacos… and found a camp spot.

Next morning, the plan was to stop at punta final to spend some time there and to continue on to Bahia De Los Angeles. On our way there, we had some recovery action that took a few hours,

so the stop at Punta final didn’t happen. We just continued towards our final destination. Bahia de Los Angeles was beautiful. I wish we could have stayed there the entire trip.

the next morning, we made our way back to San Felipe to celebrate Orlando’s bday. We had another recovery so our plans changed again.

Since that was another several hours down, we decided to take our time back to San Felipe, making stops along the way.

We made it to SF and had a Bday dinner with Orlando. Since it was already late, we didn’t want to set up camp for a few hours and have to pack up early to avoid the border crossing traffic the next day. we changed plans and headed for the border that night. Crossed the border just after midnight and made our way to ocotillo wells to camp the rest of the night. Next day we woke up, hit some trails and headed home.

Even with the down time, it was an awesome trip. Definitely need to do this again.

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Bucket list… MOAB

So my buddy David and I have been talking about buying a truck and going to Moab for several year now… and the time has finally come… MOAB!!!

Met up at the REI in Rancho Cucamonga.
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Our first spot was Toquerville where we camped for the first night.
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Arrived at Moab and we hit fins and things at night.
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This section right here was tough. Didn’t think I would make it out alive.

We were so tired, after than run, we just slept in our rigs at the exit of fins and things. the next morning we were up early and made our way to hells revenge
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right after hells revenge, we hit canyon lands to do the white rim trail.
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