Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Metal Masher

Portal RV Resort
Moab, UT
April 17, 2015

To say we have been busy having fun would be an understatement.  My how time flies. 

Metal Masher was a scheduled ride by Moab Friends For Wheeling for April 17.  What fun it is to spend the day with these great people.  To get there, follow Gemini Bridges Road for 6.1 miles, then make  a right turn on the well-marked trail.  The loop (almost 12 miles) is rated difficult.  

Mirror Gulch, the obstacle below, is a tight squeeze and requires the Moab bump.    

Arths Rim is a narrow ledgy rim ride with spectacular views.  The beginning of the rim ride faces Hwy 191 with views of the LaSals and the valley.  The overlook below is always a favorite stopping spot. 

 Once the trail drops down the ledges in the picture below,  it sorta parallels Hyw 313 (which goes to Canyonlands NP). 
If you look closely, you can see 313 right/center in the photo below.  Its one of those WOW rides...twisty, ledgy, and beautiful vistas.

We love watching the big jeeps/buggies play.  Here Glen makes a smooth, effortless climb up Rock Chucker.

And Dee makes Widow Maker look like a simple drive on a country road.

 Thanks to Glen, we got up Widow Maker just fine...

Our lunch with a view...

And a peaceful ride through Arths Pasture admiring the clouds, the LaSals, Behind the Rocks, and the very green desert to end the day.

Until next time, happy days and...



  1. I understand being busy having fun. Sometimes it's more fun to have fun than write a blog ... been there real often lately. Enjoy yourselves....

  2. Wow ! you are having too much, now wish we had a jeep ! to join in.....

  3. Awesome lunch with a view! Love looking at the photos of your rides. I can hear the joy in your writing.

  4. Hard to believe where those vehicles can go. In my younger days, I would have loved that.