2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

AJ2393

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#81
This may be wishful thinking.. but these road trips really need some maps with markers on your route so we can see where you have been and where your going. Also we could also see where all these food places and campgrounds are located as well. Again, it's probably not a logical wish, but never being to these places a good old map gives a good frame of reference.
 

bigwalton

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#82
This may be wishful thinking.. but these road trips really need some maps with markers on your route so we can see where you have been and where your going. Also we could also see where all these food places and campgrounds are located as well. Again, it's probably not a logical wish, but never being to these places a good old map gives a good frame of reference.
I just got the laptop out to give this a try and it's next to impossible. There's a limit on the desinations google maps will let you do and trying to force it to do the backroads that I took means having to add in intermediate waypoints that kills the limit too quickly. Sorry.

I don't have it in me to try to print a map detailed enough to show the backroads and highlight it, etc...
 

AJ2393

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I just got the laptop out to give this a try and it's next to impossible. There's a limit on the desinations google maps will let you do and trying to force it to do the backroads that I took means having to add in intermediate waypoints that kills the limit too quickly. Sorry.

I don't have it in me to try to print a map detailed enough to show the backroads and highlight it, etc...
I appreciate the attempt, I know it was a tall order.
 

Moabite

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#84
You escaped from Moab just in time. Dispatch just said they received a call from the Sand Flats booth saying traffic was backed up all the way down the hill and they were getting complaints about traffic jams on Hell's Revenge. Welcome to the new Moab.
 

bigwalton

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#85
You escaped from Moab just in time. Dispatch just said they received a call from the Sand Flats booth saying traffic was backed up all the way down the hill and they were getting complaints about traffic jams on Hell's Revenge. Welcome to the new Moab.
This week? Wow! I thought it emptied out by now and it was a "normal" weekend.
 

Moabite

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#86
Welcome to the new normal. I think a lot of people have been advised to avoid the crowds during Jeep Safari so they crowd into town before or afterwards.
 
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surfjeepzx

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#89
Nice trip report BW, I enjoyed the travel log so far. My friend got back from visiting his sister out that last week. He commented on all the Jeeps out there knowing I'd be interested. Have fun and keep the pics coming!
This week here in Daytona is Jeep Beach Week, Mostly all the new stuff rolling around.
 

bigwalton

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#90
Leg 2 complete — 2,888 miles. Back roads today from Cedar City to St George. Just a couple small climbs and more great scenery. Cross wind was nuts at times, hitting straight in my earhole and rattling the sunglasses.

Last summit before dropping into St George. This was the Dixie National Forest again on the other side of I-15 on Rt 18.
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Some really interesting rock formations just before hitting St George

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bigwalton

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#91
This week here in Daytona is Jeep Beach Week, Mostly all the new stuff rolling around.
JPFreek has a JLU build in the JKS booth, Orange 2.0L on 37s. My graphic designer and editor Jacob is there, bearded guy, blue glasses. Can’t miss either of them.
 

Moabite

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#92
It's great that the Postal is taking you on such scenic routes. The backroads are always more fun. I'm enjoying the photos and looking forward to lots of pix from the SOA National. Another Moab traffic update: I just heard dispatch tell the city officers that they are getting numerous complaints about traffic being at a standstill. I just don't understand. People crowd into Moab and then dial 911 to complain about overcrowding. At the moment, it is backed up from the river bridge all the way to the south side of town. This year's Jeep Safari was surprisingly uncrowded and un-eventful.
 
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bigwalton

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At the moment, it is backed up from the river bridge all the way to the south side of town. This year's Jeep Safari was surprisingly uncrowded and un-eventful.
That just blows my mind. Two days extra on either end of EJS and it was never anything remotely CLOSE to that. :eek:
 

masscj2a

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#94
Dude I got to tell you, your a maniac, just like me. It's drive and go. Hope someday we can make a trip out of this. Thanks for sharing. Still Loving your rig. Someday, I need to get me a postal or at least the. Top. Keep sharing.
 

HighSierra CJ

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#96
It’s VERY cool to see the stock cj5 in the middle of all of the built crawlers. BW, you have a great eye. I really appreciate you taking the time to share all you do. 👍🍻
 

bigwalton

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It’s VERY cool to see the stock cj5 in the middle of all of the built crawlers. BW, you have a great eye. I really appreciate you taking the time to share all you do. 👍🍻
Thanks, it shocked me to see. On the way out there was a nice CJ-7 with loads of desert patina but I couldn’t stop to get a pic in traffic.
 

bigwalton

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Things got good today. Scrambler folks rolling in, the crazy rock climbing competition, moonshine and a “scenic” late afternoon run that got rather interesting and kept us on the trail until past 9. Hit In-n-Out Burger after 10 to finally get dinner. Awesome stuff though!

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