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By the way, do any of the WK2 guys go to Moab over Easter for the Jeep Safari? I have been there a few times then, and am always amazed at the hardware that shows up. We've always just gone for hiking and biking, but perhaps we should go explore a bit with the Grand Cherokee (and get laughed at by the guys with the "real" Jeeps ).
I don't go there over Easter for one reason: too crowded and room rates are atrocious compared to Green River only 54 miles away.

It WAS the first place my '14 WK2 really got a good dose of powdered sandstone, but then I used to live in Moab and Green River.

If you are out in that area, I'd suggest heading from Green River down toward Hanksville and try some of the trails and dry washes off to either side. Just don't tip over any rocks in Goblin Valley. Or, head west on I-70 out into no mans land and pick pretty much any dirt exit...
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I don't go there over Easter for one reason: too crowded and room rates are atrocious compared to Green River only 54 miles away.

It WAS the first place my '14 WK2 really got a good dose of powdered sandstone, but then I used to live in Moab and Green River.

If you are out in that area, I'd suggest heading from Green River down toward Hanksville and try some of the trails and dry washes off to either side. Just don't tip over any rocks in Goblin Valley. Or, head west on I-70 out into no mans land and pick pretty much any dirt exit...
By any chance did you work at the launch complex in Green River?
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By any chance did you work at the launch complex in Green River?
Yup.

Moab is great, but folks who only hang out around there are missing out on much of the really kewl stuff in the canyonlands area, the reefs area, and the book cliffs.

If you were there in about 64, I was the genius in uniform that neglected to watch out for a huge steel door on a helium trailer while running between trailers and ended up with a few stitches.

There is some really decent dinosaur bone pretty much all along the old road down to Crystal Geyser and up in the cliff under the old microwave tower just north of the geyser. Plus some low grade onyx on the hill behind the geyser and along the river.
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Yup.

Moab is great, but folks who only hang out around there are missing out on much of the really kewl stuff in the canyonlands area, the reefs area, and the book cliffs.

If you were there in about 64, I was the genius in uniform that neglected to watch out for a huge steel door on a helium trailer while running between trailers and ended up with a few stitches.

There is some really decent dinosaur bone pretty much all along the old road down to Crystal Geyser and up in the cliff under the old microwave tower just north of the geyser. Plus some low grade onyx on the hill behind the geyser and along the river.
Agree. The San Rafael Swell area is one of my favorites. I've been to the Buckhorn Wash area as well as the Wedge Overlook, Copper Globe Mine, some of the slot canyons and Goblin Valley. Did you work on the Athena or Pershing programs?
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Agree. The San Rafael Swell area is one of my favorites. I've been to the Buckhorn Wash area as well as the Wedge Overlook, Copper Globe Mine, some of the slot canyons and Goblin Valley. Did you work on the Athena or Pershing programs?
Mainly the Athena, but also the Pershings when they were in Blanding. The Pershings weren't launched from Green River, at least during my duration there. The Pershing launches were from Blanding back down to main range--and occasionally other map points since tactical missiles didn't have destruct packages like the Athena, or ABRES and other research models.
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I have thought about towing my 16' travel trailer up the Buckhorn to the Wedge Overlook and camping there. Would it be too rough for a trailer? I don't want to shake the poor thing apart.
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I have thought about towing my 16' travel trailer up the Buckhorn to the Wedge Overlook and camping there. Would it be too rough for a trailer? I don't want to shake the poor thing apart.
I've seen travel trailers at the San Rafael Bridge campground. The road from I-70 is graded gravel. Beyond that I don't recall but I do remember a wet weather creek crossing past that campground that was very muddy and might be a problem for your trailer after a rainy period.
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Thanks, that doesn't sound bad at all if I just go when it's dry.
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Have you been back out since? The Jeep looks great, especially with those wheels and tires. I might have to pick a set up for myself.

Also, you mentioned that you got skid plates installed. Didn't they come with the ORAII package, or did you not get it?
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Have you been back out since? The Jeep looks great, especially with those wheels and tires. I might have to pick a set up for myself.

Also, you mentioned that you got skid plates installed. Didn't they come with the ORAII package, or did you not get it?
Next scheduled trip to Moab is in June for Grand Slam West...It will be the first organized jeep event I have gone to.

I didnt get ORA2...I put the skids on myself on my 2011 overland and had the dealer transfer them over when I got the 2014...offroad tires and rims are only used for moab and winter time. The 20" rims are on most of the time.

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Next scheduled trip to Moab is in June for Grand Slam West...It will be the first organized jeep event I have gone to.

I didnt get ORA2...I put the skids on myself on my 2011 overland and had the dealer transfer them over when I got the 2014...offroad tires and rims are only used for moab and winter time. The 20" rims are on most of the time.

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Thanks for the response.

How long does it take to switch over the wheels and tires? I am considering getting a set for myself.
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How long does it take to switch over the wheels and tires? I am considering getting a set for myself.
Takes me about 15 minutes.

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