We were really looking forward to this trail -- and it was worth the drive. There were lots of places where you could either drive straight up something or go around (we usually chose stright up, of course).
We even had the "Moab Sand Races" where we got our Wranglers in a row and let off the clutch at the same time, crawling to the finish line. Monica needs her gears adjusted and beat everyone there by a long shot.
It's a very dusty place and you'll be covered in that red Moab dust right away. It's very red, with a very blue sky and green bushes up to about the middle of both sides of the canyon. There were too many nature photos to be taken.
The floor of the canyon is fun too, with blind curves in sand and sudden creek crossings. We were crossing yet another place when a girl came running up to us out of nowhere. It turns out her boyfriend drove his Cherokee (XJ) into a large hole of water and couldn't get out.
We drove and walked over through the water to go check it out and nearly the entire front end was under water, just about up to the windshield wipers. The open tailgate was about 6 inches from flooding the inside with water too. The inside of the Jeep was also flooded with water.
We tried a few different ways -- including hooking all three Wranglers up with tow straps and pulling -- but we couldn't get him out because we were all in the Creek. Finally Dave hooked up his winch and managed to pull the Cherokee out.
We made sure they were okay and went on our way. The Cherokee died again later and we waited with him until he got it going again. Then later a dirt bike chain broke and we helped someone else.
We didn't end up finishing the trail -- we only made it deep into the canyon and water crossings before the sun started going down. We probably could have started earlier, but we spent quite a few hours helping other people too. We still had a good time, and I'd like to do this trail again.
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