Escalante Capitol Reef Moab area

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  1. K5wrench

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    60's.
    Very cool and breezy.
     
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    My favorite temperatures.
     
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    K5wrench 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I know I am really lucky to have this particular time off.
    Perfect down here.
    I have a suspicion it can get a little warm here.
     
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    Yes, yes it can. I've only been there when it's near 100 and that's why I was curious what it was like this time of year.
     
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    And a happy Birfday
     
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    Happy birthday dude. Glad you are exploring for it. Enjoy!
     
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    Happy birfday
     
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    Somewhere in Canyon Rims Recreation Area.
    Between Canyon Lands NP and Highway 191.
    There is a system of dirt trails here.
    Seems legit as there are official signs saying "stay on designated route".
    A mixture of slick rock and soft dirt.
    I bet this place becomes impassable when wet.
    Beautiful country.
    I have passed a few fancy jeeps, mostly being trailered south out of Moab.

    Yes, I washed the truck in Monticello.
    You know how the mud gets packed in all those squarebody nooks and crannies.

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    This is BLM land.
    Potential dispersed camping.
    Too far for Moab goers.
    And you would not want to bring any sort of RV or trailer in here.
    This is nice.
     
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    Happy Birthday....Glad you're enjoying the ride.
     
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    Happy Birthday!
     
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    Happy Birthday :saweet:
     
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    happy birthday matt. i'll buy you a beer here sometime:D
     
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    It sounds like you are indeed having a Happy Birthday, good on you!
     
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    Best birthday ever!
     
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    Happy Birthday!
     
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    1,700 miles.
    Only 1 mechanical issue.
    1 mile from Lovell.. 31 miles from the end of my trip.
    Heater hose sprung a leak.
    Big whoop.
    I cut the offending section out and replaced it.

    The 194 mile stretch between Rock Springs and Thermopolis I burned 10.9 gallons of diesel doing 63 to 67 mph.
    17.96 mpg!
    The 6.2 may be hated by some.
    Yea, the bean counters at GM went el cheapo on the block metal and crankshaft.
    But there is no denying the fuel economy in a lifted square body with 33 inch tires and 3.73 gears.
    I won't lie;
    I expected the crankshaft to fly out at any moment.
    But.. it did not.
    Doesn't mean it wont.
    Oil pressure was 38.9 psi the whole way at highway cruise.

    Now that I am back, I will change oil, filter, clean out all my tools and camping trash.
    Replace all the other heater hoses just for luck.
    And keep on keeping on.
    Just drive it.
    The day may come when this 6.2 blows up like the last one.
    I will deal with that.
    Maybe an LS, maybe another 6.2, maybe a crate 350, maybe a 4bt.
    But that day isn't here yet.
    This 6.2 is running fine.
    Just hauled ass across 1,700 miles of Wyoming, Utah, and a bit of Colorado.
    I will continue to run it until it no longer makes sense to do so.

    Sure did take me a lot of places.
    I learned about spots I will definitely visit again.

    Anyhow.. that is my big adventure for the year.
    Back at work now.
    I have to take the snowcat down the mountain for construction related material for the cabins.

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    Sweet trip report. I'm jealous.
     
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    You can say that again!
     
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    Dang you were just south of my neck of the woods. Beautiful areas to explore all over. I get so busy with life and don't get to go see them like I should. Glad you had a good trip.
     
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