Our Moab trip is officially completed!
Back in the room for the night currently.
We did Hells Revenge twice (we went to see Hells Gate for the first time in our 11 years, didnt know it was on Hells), the beginning of Pritchett Canyon, beginning of Moab Rim, Metal Masher, went and checked out Gemini Bridges, drove into Bull Canyon to see the bottom of Gemini, and checked out Potato Salad Hill twice. We tried to go on Poison Spider, but they had it closed until 3:30-4:00 pm. We tried to outsmart them by going the backway onto Gold Bar, but they had that blocked too. We know some guy who knew a secret way onto Gold Bar, so we wandered around trying to find that but failed.
And guess what? ZERO body damage!
I even got some driving in myself on Hells Revenge. Nothing too difficult for me yet, but you have to start small right?
The closest we came to actual body damage wasn't even from a trail. Some moron in a jeep turned onto an embankment and as we were going around behind him, he randomly stopped and reversed. At that point we were committed so dad floored it. I don't know how we missed him, but the rack he had on the back would have been like a can opener on ours.
The vendors were fun to look at also. Not much Toyota stuff obviously but the Longfeild booth had some nice sliders for a cheap price. They let us go hold them up but they were too short. We were bummed about that.
Also finally met up with the previous owner of our truck to show him and he was amazed at how it looked. We did a lot of talking to him and his brother (owner of Superior Axles) as well as their father and a close friend that was working the booth. We got the entire history of our truck because the guy who owns Superior bought it for his dad and gave it to him as a gift. Great group of people if you ever get to meet them. We ran across them again on Moab Rim so I did get a video of them going up that first hard obstacle.
My Dad and I are both amazed at how well the whole front and rear spring set up worked. Especially the rear All-Pro system. Dads next project is going to have that set up front and rear. It flexed like crazy, kept it so level, and soaked up every bump.
Ill work on getting all my pics and vids up for you all to see. Overall, it wasn't nearly as crowed as usual. Must be the economy.