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    I just got back from an epic road trip in the jeep. We left Joplin, Missouri and stopped in Amarillo for a steak at the Big Texan Steak House. Two of my boys attempted the 72 ounce steak challenge. They came close, but failed. Then it was up to Roswell, NM (no aliens) then up to Santa Fe for some shopping with the wife. From there it was up to Moab for 2 days. We ran "Fins & Things", "Hell's Revenge", took a side trip to run the "Hell's Gate" obstacle, then ran "Poison Spider Mesa" trail. It was awesome fun.
    After Moab it was east to Ouray, CO for 4 days of fun on the trails. We ran Mineral Creek, Poughkipsee Gulch (climbed the wall - never used the winch), Hurricane Pass, Corkscrew Pass, Yankee Boy Basin, Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass, Engineer Pass, and Black Bear Pass. We ran the first half of Black Bear only to find it was closed, still blocked by snow. But, we spoke with a ranger that said they were clearing the pass that day. So, we returned early the next morning and were able to run all the way to Telluride. The dozer tracks were still fresh.
    It was a great vacation and an absolute blast. We took about 2500 pics. I've attached a few for you to check out. I cannot wait to go back.
    Attached Files

  • #2
    Wow. That sounds and looks like it was an awesome trip!
    Ward
    2015 Dodge Ram 5500 "Intercontinental Cruiser" RV
    2007 Jeep JK w/ AT Habitat and lots of AEV goodies.
    2005 Jeep LJ Rubicon
    2014 Jeep JK

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    • #3
      Great trails and pictures. Definitely sounds like a epic trip. I keep telling myself I need to plan my next trip later in the summer to run black bear pass. Hopefully this is the first of many epic trips for you and your family.


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      Matt Sullivan

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      • #4
        Holy Smoke, now that is an epic tour!!! WOW!! How about a website or link to some more photos? Nice...

        Ben
        Ben Hedrick
        www.BenHedrick.com
        HEDRICK Speedsports

        "Ive got a Jeep problem"
        2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
        2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
        2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
        2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
        2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
        2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
        2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
        2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
        2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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        • #5
          Thanks Ben,
          It was an awesome trip! I'm working on getting more of the pics up on a website for people to see. Here's a few more:
          Attached Files

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          • #6
            Looks like a great trip.
            Jon

            2008 Rubicon Unlimited
            4.5" AEV lift, 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers, AEV front/rear bumpers, AEV Corners, Factory Ten Axle Shafts.

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            • #7
              Fantastic trip.

              Pete

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              • #8
                Overall, how long where you gone and on the road? Was this one trip or several? Great additional photos! Thanks!!

                Ben
                Ben Hedrick
                www.BenHedrick.com
                HEDRICK Speedsports

                "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ben Hedrick View Post
                  Overall, how long where you gone and on the road? Was this one trip or several? Great additional photos! Thanks!!

                  Ben
                  This was all one trip. We were on the road for 11 days but that included some non-Jeep stops. We had 4 nights in Ouray and 2 nights in Moab. We drove a total of 2700 miles. We stayed in amarillo, roswell, Santa fe, Moab (2nights), Ouray (4 nights), pueblo, and finally Wichita, then back home to Joplin, MO. It was a blast! I can't wait to go back. Top of the list was Ouray, Moab and Santa Fe. What an adventure!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dendicott View Post
                    This was all one trip. We were on the road for 11 days but that included some non-Jeep stops. We had 4 nights in Ouray and 2 nights in Moab. We drove a total of 2700 miles. We stayed in amarillo, roswell, Santa fe, Moab (2nights), Ouray (4 nights), pueblo, and finally Wichita, then back home to Joplin, MO. It was a blast! I can't wait to go back. Top of the list was Ouray, Moab and Santa Fe. What an adventure!

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                    AWESOME! Very cool indeed.
                    Ben Hedrick
                    www.BenHedrick.com
                    HEDRICK Speedsports

                    "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                    2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                    2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                    2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                    2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                    2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                    2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                    2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                    2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                    2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                    • #11
                      Looks like some great photos from an awesome trip!
                      Chris Holt
                      Marketing Associate, AEV
                      248-926-0256 x272
                      cholt@aev-conversions.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dendicott View Post
                        This was all one trip. We were on the road for 11 days but that included some non-Jeep stops. We had 4 nights in Ouray and 2 nights in Moab. We drove a total of 2700 miles. We stayed in amarillo, roswell, Santa fe, Moab (2nights), Ouray (4 nights), pueblo, and finally Wichita, then back home to Joplin, MO. It was a blast! I can't wait to go back. Top of the list was Ouray, Moab and Santa Fe. What an adventure!

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                        That is an epic trip. Sounds so good, that I'm adding it to my bucket list. Looking forward to more pictures.

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                        • #13
                          AWESOME trip! I'm planning out a trip right now. Did you use an online trip planner for your journey? I'm looking for a good one to use.

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                          • #14
                            Awesome photos and sounds like you had a heck of a trip. Well done!

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                            • #15
                              Looks like a great trip. We took our new AEV jk350 to the Oct. jeepjamboree in Moab last year. Did metal masher ,top of the world, hells revenge, hells gate cost me a axle shaft "bent the flange"when my rear slid off the rock there where ur catching air in ur pic. did the car wash. And a few other trails . then over to black bear pass but was snowing there so did not do that. Then went to hot springs Arkansas did a few trails there, then back to Fl. about 4500 + miles and two weeks round trip. Love Moab everyone should go there at lest once and wheel. we also hit the big Texan steak ranch, but did not try the 72 oz deal. Safe wheeling

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