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My build:

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/showcase/sususucio.1759/

Trails I plan to visit:

UTAH
- Poison Spider (4-6) <-- did in 2019
- Fins And Things (3-4) <-- did in 2019
- Hell's Revenge (3-6) <-- did in 2019 but going back to do Hell's Gate!!!

- Elephant Hill (5-7)
- Top of the World (6-8)
- Steel Bender (6)
- Hole in the Rock (4-6)
- Cliff Hanger (6-7)
- Golden Spike (6-7)
- Metal Masher (5-9)
- Pritchett Canyon (7-9)

CALIFORNIA
- The Rubicon Trail (1-10)
- Gold Mountain (6-9)
- John Bull (7-9)
- Holcomb Creek (6-8)
- Pinyon Mountain Trail (3-9)
- Dusy Ershim (7-9) <-- might be closed

COLORADO
- Engineer Pass (5-6) <-- 12,000 feet!!!
- Black Bear Pass (4-6)
- Poughkeepsie Gulch (5-7)
- Ophir Pass (3-4)
- Imogene Pass (4-6)
- Holy Cross (7-9)

ARIZONA
- Schnebly Hill Trail (2-5)
- Table Mesa Road (1-4)

Last year I had 33" tires and Dana 30/35 axles, and no lockers. When I got to Hell's Gate, I was warned by just about everyone to avoid Hell's Gate. I was devastated. #sniffle Well, this year I have Dana 44s, lockers front/rear, and 35" tires. I'm ready this year baby!

I have a bigger (2 person) tent than in the past three years. I plan to camp out 4-5 days per week. Then 2-3 days per week I'll get a hotel room. This way I can replenish food/water/supplies, and get some rest, watch a show or two on cable, and have time to edit photos/video for my blog.

My Jeep is prepared for the trip. Dual storage drawers, a 36L fridge, lots of battery power and inverter. Tailgate table, a Partners Steel stove and a 5gal propane tank. 5gal water container, etc. No plan to have a shower kit, since I'm trying not to go way over my max weight on the Jeep.

I'm trying to plan this route, but I haven't found a good app that'll run on a Mac and iPad. This way I can access/edit things along the way. Any advice?

Oh, I've been preparing for this trip for the past six months, read more at https://donmontalvo.com.





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Wow that’s an impressive list. Hope things go well and looking forward to seeing some pics!
 

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When I was in the Sedona area, we detoured to do Pyeatt Draw. Nice trail even if you don’t go up the waterfall.
 

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You are in for a good time. I have done the following trails that you have listed. If you have any questions, do not hesitate if you have any questions.

Poison Spider (4-6) <-- did in 2019
- Fins And Things (3-4) <-- did in 2019
- Hell's Revenge (3-6) <-- did in 2019 but going back to do Hell's Gate!!!

- Elephant Hill (5-7)
- Top of the World (6-8)
- Steel Bender (6)
- Hole in the Rock (4-6)
- Cliff Hanger (6-7)
- Golden Spike (6-7)
- Metal Masher (5-9)
- Pritchett Canyon (7-9)

CALIFORNIA
- The Rubicon Trail (1-10)
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COLORADO
- Engineer Pass (5-6) <-- 12,000 feet!!!
- Black Bear Pass (4-6)

- Ophir Pass (3-4)
- Imogene Pass (4-6)
- Holy Cross (7-9)

I would add Red Cone and Webster pass to the list. It is not far from Holy Cross.

This pic is from Webster Pass with Red Cone in the background. Red Cone is east of Holy Cross. You come in on Webster Pass, and do a big loop to Red Cone and drop back down to Webster Pass.

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I ran the Hole in the Wall trail back in July and it had a big wash out and the trail was closed about 15 or so mile in. May want to check to see if it has been fixed yet.
We did find an Oasis while exploring the area along the Hole in the wall trail.
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Wow that’s an impressive list. Hope things go well and looking forward to seeing some pics!

Thanks, these kinds of trips usually end up being à la carte, where time and other things factor in.

Hell’s Gate and Rubicon are the two priorities this year.
 
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You are in for a good time. I have done the following trails that you have listed. If you have any questions, do not hesitate if you have any questions.

Poison Spider (4-6) <-- did in 2019
- Fins And Things (3-4) <-- did in 2019
- Hell's Revenge (3-6) <-- did in 2019 but going back to do Hell's Gate!!!

- Elephant Hill (5-7)
- Top of the World (6-8)
- Steel Bender (6)
- Hole in the Rock (4-6)
- Cliff Hanger (6-7)
- Golden Spike (6-7)
- Metal Masher (5-9)
- Pritchett Canyon (7-9)

CALIFORNIA
- The Rubicon Trail (1-10)
-

COLORADO
- Engineer Pass (5-6) <-- 12,000 feet!!!
- Black Bear Pass (4-6)

- Ophir Pass (3-4)
- Imogene Pass (4-6)
- Holy Cross (7-9)

I would add Red Cone and Webster pass to the list. It is not far from Holy Cross.

This pic is from Webster Pass with Red Cone in the background. Red Cone is east of Holy Cross. You come in on Webster Pass, and do a big loop to Red Cone and drop back down to Webster Pass.

1617360342489.png


I ran the Hole in the Wall trail back in July and it had a big wash out and the trail was closed about 15 or so mile in. May want to check to see if it has been fixed yet.
We did find an Oasis while exploring the area along the Hole in the wall trail.
1617360494999.png
Awesome, got links to trail info? I’ve been focusing on Badge Of Honor trails, but am open to other trails.
 
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When I was in the Sedona area, we detoured to do Pyeatt Draw. Nice trail even if you don’t go up the waterfall.
Wow! Thanks! It looks awesome!

 

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Looks like an awesome adventure, looking forward to seeing your posts! We are planning several of these next year too, the boss has already told me that Hell's Gate is a HELLzzz NO ... we shall see:LOL:
 
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Looks like an awesome adventure, looking forward to seeing your posts! We are planning several of these next year too, the boss has already told me that Hell's Gate is a HELLzzz NO ... we shall see:LOL:
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