We got a really late start on this trail, which meant that we got to Easter Egg Hill in the dark and watched the sun go down. It made the Squeeze interesting without being able to truly see how big the drop-off was, but it was still scary. We had a great time wheeling it at night.
We found the trailhead easily enough now that we had coordinates, unlike the last time we were on the trail. Following the GPS track made things quite a bit easier.
We enjoyed the views as we weaved our way around to Rubble Hill. The hill was fun, and no one had any issues.
We got to the Dome and walked around a bit. We discovered that the last time we had taken the bypass. We found the more difficult trail by descending to the bottom of the Dome, and it was a lot more fun. There were big ledges down there.
The first big ledge was a blast to drop down. It was big! Then we climbed up a series of other ledges, and those were pretty big too. It ended up really being a fun section in there. We connected with the bypass we had taken last time, and headed off to the rest of the trail.
The sun was going down as we left the easy road to start the second half of the trail. No one had any issues with that first ledge, and we were on our way.
We found Tilt-a-Whirl pretty easily with our GPS coordinates, and we all went down it without a problem. It's a fun obstacle, but it's not particularly difficult. The descent after the obstacle is actually a bit more challenging, with loose rocks and dirt.
We headed off to Easter Egg Hill as the sun finally went down. We all got out to walk the obstacle first, and we all found our own line through it. There were quite a few rocks stacked at the base of the big rock at the top, and it made it a lot easier. No one tipped into the rock on the side.
Almost everyone flexed over the big rock at the bottom, too. It carried your driver-side rear tire in the air as you flexed, and it looked really cool.
At this point we stopped for a bit and sat down to look at the stars, which was really nice. There was just a sliver of a moon, and there were no clouds. It was a bit chilly but not too cold, so we all enjoyed the quiet as we looked at the sky. Sometimes it's the nights on the trail that are the best part of wheeling in Moab.
We had procrastinated enough so we headed off to the Squeeze. It was pretty stressful as we slowly worked our way through it. No one got in any trouble, though, and soon we could all breathe a sigh of relief as we got through the obstacle.
We didn't have an issue finding our way back out to the highway. We didn't want to air up so we slowly got back to town. It was a great day on a great trail!
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