May 31, June 1, June 5, 2014
|Spanish Valley Drive towards Strike Ravine|
It has been busy in Moab...just the way we like it with good friends and good trails.
A ravine...a small narrow steep-sided valley that is larger than a gully and smaller than a canyon that is usually worn by running water.
Strike Ravine ranks 7th out of 20 on the difficult trails list in the Moab Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails guide.
Sites along the way...
Then the fun really began...
There were 7 vehicles in our group...the leader for the day was Dee in her buggy, followed by Larry in a Toyota Tacoma, Dale and Rolande in their buggy and Scott and Chris in their modified Rubicon and Pearl behind them. Following us were Ron and Sharry in a beefed up 2 door similar to Pearl and the tail-gunner was David and Lois driving their totally modified jeep (it has a hemi) with passengers Martin and Jan.
The trail is described as "Difficult. Steep, rocky climbs and descents sandwiched between easy and moderate stretches."
I couldn't help but chuckle when I saw this picture...is this male posturing?
|Scott maneuvering one of the many obstacles...|
|Dale made the tight squeeze look easy...|
|Dee...a great spotter. It amazes me how she knows these trails like the back of her hand.|
There is a lot of work maintaining these trails. Its not all play. Volunteers are always needed. We have our name on the list and hope to be called.
Isn't he beautiful? Dee spotted 5 of these gold collared lizards on the trail and using the CB pointed them out to the team. They were all definitely in posing mode.
|Dale's buggy performed flawlessly...|
A rim...the upper or outer edge, border, margin, or brink of an object. Moab Rim is not for Pearl. This challenging trail ranks 17th out of 20 on the difficult list. We were quite happy when Dee invited us to join her for the day as we had never had a buggy adventure.
Moab Rim is located on the left off Kane Creek Road. Right from the get-go there were beautiful views of the Colorado River...which has overflowed its banks a little.
Once on the rim, we were treated to miles and miles of scenic views...
Our lunch stop...
|Meet Zuni...his people parents are Scott and Chris.|
Z-Turn is the first and last big obstacle on this trail...
|Dave entering the Z-Turn...|
Until next time, take care and