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    Who Has Done the Rimrocker Trail?

    I know I've asked before in another part of the forum, but I'm looking for any info I can get on the Rimrocker. Has anyone done it? I've heard there is a nice campground about halfway through. Any info would be great!

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    Sorry, haven't run it myself but it looks easy enough and real pretty. Hope you'll post lots of pics from your trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Sorry, haven't run it myself but it looks easy enough and real pretty. Hope you'll post lots of pics from your trip
    Sure will! I'm just countin' the days and gearing up. Not much more to do to the Jeep. I'm adding a fridge/freezer and GMRS radio, but outside of an oil change and torquing some suspension bolts, the JL is ready to pack up and go.

    I'm hoping we can take a drone along to get some 4k aerial shots. We shall see...

    Anybody else have some pics or videos from that trail?

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    Looking forward to the pictures!


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    I know TrailRecon had a video a little while ago on this trail. Hopefully, it is helpful for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolts59 View Post
    I know TrailRecon had a video a little while ago on this trail. Hopefully, it is helpful for you.
    Ozark Mountain Adventures, on YouTube just did Rimrocker and posted some nice video. Here are two installments that feature it, going from Moab to Montrose.





    We're getting pretty excited. I spoke on the phone with the Montrose tourism office and bought a few nice maps of the Rimrocker, for 5 bucks each. They shipped them very quickly. We're getting our Jeeps ready, bit by bit. I just changed all the drive train fluids in the JK, and am getting ready to install a GMRS radio set up in both the JL and JK. I'm also soon going to install a forward facing camera (Using the Tazer JL's cargo cam feature) underneath, facing forward. The camera should be able to see the pumpkin and give somewhat of a view of front tire placement. At least I hope it will. We shall see. I've also put a Snomaster 35 liter fridge/freezer in the JL, which has turned out to be so good, I wonder how I ever lived without one of these things! I put some Rigid Industries side-shooter floods on the cowling of the JL to give much needed light out to the sides. They did that and then some.

    Mostly, I've just got some camping gear to shore up and I need to purchase a few more lightweight/small chairs. I also bought a tarp and a couple tent poles to make a cheap awning out the back of the JK. I'll post some pics up when I get around to trying it. I just can't see spending much money on something like that. Mine won't require a rack, either. Just bungie cords, tarp, two poles, ropes, and stakes.

    The big thing now is learning to fly the DJI Spark drone in a way that produces good cinematography. My boys will be figuring that out. They are also going to learn to edit video, so that should be some fun when we return.

    If anybody else gets some good photos or video of Rimrocker, please share!

    Right now, we're still locked in for Rimrocker, Hells Revenge, and Finns N Things. We might do White Rim but don't want it to take up a full two days, so if we can, we would love to do Shafer's Trail with the switchbacks, if that can be done in a day. Anybody know if that is do-able? We're also looking for two to three more Moab trails with the primary objective being great scenery. The challenge level we're looking for is moderate, since we've got a couple bone stock JK's in the group.

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    My first time to Moab I bought Charles Wellsí book ďGuide to Moab...etcĒ on Amazon. Great resource and description of almost all the trails in and around Moab. You may want to include Potash Rd & Shafer Switchbacks (easy in less than a day), La Sal Pass (high country trail...beautiful), Gemini Bridges, Onion Creek/Fisher Towers, Tower Arch (can access from Arches N.P) and donít forget a trip to Arches N.P. Itís on pavement with touristas but well worth it IMHO. So many trails to choose from depending upon how much time you I have. Have a great time in Moab. Iím heading back in October for two weeks and am doing the White Rim Trail, camping overnight one night. Itís one special place on this globe, but donít tell too many friends about it


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDJL69 View Post
    My first time to Moab I bought Charles Wellsí book ďGuide to Moab...etcĒ on Amazon. Great resource and description of almost all the trails in and around Moab. You may want to include Potash Rd & Shafer Switchbacks (easy in less than a day), La Sal Pass (high country trail...beautiful), Gemini Bridges, Onion Creek/Fisher Towers, Tower Arch (can access from Arches N.P) and donít forget a trip to Arches N.P. Itís on pavement with touristas but well worth it IMHO. So many trails to choose from depending upon how much time you I have. Have a great time in Moab. Iím heading back in October for two weeks and am doing the White Rim Trail, camping overnight one night. Itís one special place on this globe, but donít tell too many friends about it


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    I've got the book, and you are right, it is REALLY helpful! We may see you out there. We're leaving October 18 and start the Rimrocker on the 20th. We'll arrive in Moab on the 21st, then stay until the morning of the 25th, so we'll have three solid days just for the Moab part of the trip. We still may decide to do White Rim. Which campground are you looking at? Are you going clockwise, or counter, and which is recommended?

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    We're planning on starting from Montrose on 10/5 and making it a three day trip, with a layover day somewhere along the way. Check out the Rimrocker FB page some good info there. I'll post along the way.
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    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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