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    Sorry I forgot to add: I believe Wells suggests doing White Rim in one day by going counterclockwise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDJL69 View Post
    Weíre staying at White Crack Campground. Itís about halfway. Weíre doing the trail clockwise, heading down Shafer Switchbacks (we took the Potash Rd direction and then up the switchbacks last time). I checked the Canyonlands campground reservation site a couple times and was just lucky getting the White Crack reservation as someone kindly opened one up via cancellation. I believe our camp night is the 29th. Would be fun to hook up. I imagine weíll do Fins N Things and Hells Revenge early in our time there.


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    We'll stay in touch and see if we can cross paths. That would be a blast!

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    I did the White Rim trail a few years ago. Very easy. 2wd most of the way. We took 2 days and camped at White Crack but a 1 day loop would be easy enough, albeit pretty long. Depends a lot on how many stops you make for photos :-)

    The Schafer switchbacks are trivial. I did it once with my Tesla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillArnett View Post
    I did the White Rim trail a few years ago. Very easy. 2wd most of the way. We took 2 days and camped at White Crack but a 1 day loop would be easy enough, albeit pretty long. Depends a lot on how many stops you make for photos :-)

    The Schafer switchbacks are trivial. I did it once with my Tesla.
    Yeah, I'm not worried about it being easy. The scenery is the reason for White Rim and Shafer.

    How many hours do you think it would take to do the whole White Rim in one shot?

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    One reason we decided to do White Rim in two days is because we donít have as many functional hours of daylight in mid-late October. Just hope the weatherís good and the stars surround us at night. Should be awesome. X2. The switchbacks arenít anything...unless itís raining. Could be a little slippery and sloppy then, but we should be good in October.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDJL69 View Post
    One reason we decided to do White Rim in two days is because we donít have as many functional hours of daylight in mid-late October. Just hope the weatherís good and the stars surround us at night. Should be awesome. X2. The switchbacks arenít anything...unless itís raining. Could be a little slippery and sloppy then, but we should be good in October.


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    I hadn't thought about the view of the stars. Maybe we need to reconsider. Maybe we could do another trail in the morning, then maybe four or so hours of White Rim, hit a camp site, then complete it the next day. I'll bet the stars are spectacular. We're camping overnight at a campground on the Utah/Colorado border on the Rimrocker, but I think there are lots of trees, so the view won't be as broad.

    We'll be watching the weather closely as the liftoff date approaches. Is rain pretty common in late October there?

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    I donít think rain is that common in October. At least thatís what my search has indicated. Most folks Iíve talked to say itís one of the best times to be in Moab. You might check on the Canyonlands National Park website to reserve a campsite, as thatís where you have to camp overnight if you do so in Canyonlands and on the White Rim. Last time I checked there were still some available. If youíre planning on just going part of the way in and then head out after an overnight Iím thinking youíll have some good options in the campgrounds closer to the entrance or exit. Last time we were there in mid September to end of month and it was still pretty warm most days...a couple days totally hot in the 90ís. Donít forget to get a burger at Miltís Stop N Eat in Moab.


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    Well, the countdown has commenced. We're leaving Thursday morning and will be on the Rimrocker Saturday! I spoke to folks on Rimrocker's Facebook page who said they did get a good bit of rain and some snow, but that the water crossings still have no water. Also, the forest fire is extinguished, so it looks like we'll be in for a good ride! I'll post pics when I get a chance. The JL is ready to go and then when we get to Moab, show its stuff a little!

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    I was in Moab Fri. We had 5-7 days of serious campground flooding rain. We skipped Rimrocker cuz of lots of snow on the La Sals. Just talked to my buddy who still there, weather's perfect for the next two weeks. You should have a great time. One thing I might add, we drove out to Canyonlands, I don't know why'd never driven all the way out to the end, absolutely spectacular. Looking down at the White Rim trail, I really want to do it with some camping along the way.
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