on Saturday, August 18, my wife and two dogs adventured to Kamas, Utah in the Unitah mountains. After a pleasant lunch we traveled to the Smith Morehouse reservoir in the area where they filmed most of the movie Jeremiah Johnson. We then ventured from the town of Midway to the top of the mountain above Park City and then down Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton Ski Resort and then back to Salt Lake City. It was a beautiful day and Bob performed in his usual "get there" Land Rover fashion. :-)
Loaded "Bob" with cooler and luggage and what-nots like oil, antifreeze and excitement. With both tanks filled, Bob and I headed off on the 250 mile trek to Moab. Soldier Summit proved a bit of a challenge, but with the help of third gear, we conquered the mountain.
Refilled the one tank at Wellington...good gas mileage!
We rolled in to Moab without a hiccup.
Morning came with a bright desert sun and plenty of blue sky.
Our trail of choice was Porcupine Rim...about a 3 on a scale of 1 to 4+. Snow on parts of the trail required that we accept a tow strap since Bob as open diffs.
We impressed some serious rock crawlers who were with us on the run. Old Bob has good flex and plenty of low end poop. We returned to Moab with heads swelled with pride.
Next morning we were conned into trying Strike Ravine (a 4+!)
After taking on the first obstacle in a blizzard, I parked Bob and hitched a ride in a Jeep Rubicon. Fancy, agile and competent, but not Bob's character.
Drove back to Salt Lake City with no problems and just one little crunch on a rear corner to show we had done the deed. Yea!!