Being that this was our first real snow day of the year, deeper powder is what we were after and there was plenty of that to be found just to the west of us and up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Winter was finally here and it was time for us to lay down our first tracks of the season and to test out our brand new 40″ Cooper Discoverer STT Pros.
On a recent crawl to our local mall, our good friend Billy decided to join us in his brand new and bone stock, Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon.
Now, this is far from being anything special but we thought it would be fun to give all of you a first look at these massive new 40″ Cooper STT Pros. You’ll get to see them being delivered to Camp WAYALIFE, installed on a set of ATX Chamber Pro II bead lock wheels and then taken out for a quick test run out at our local mall and all before the sun went down. We hope you enjoy.
To wrap up a perfect week out in the promised land, we did a final run up on the Gold Bar Rim and Golden Spike Trail and took on obstacles such as the Undercut Ledge, Improbable Hill, The Slide, Golden Staircase, the Golden Crack and the Double Whammy.
There is a place located in the Southeast corner of Utah and it is know by Jeepers from around the world as being a holy land of off-roading. It is a land of slick rock, big ledges, intimidating climbs and scary off camber obstacles that have you clinging to the edge of cliff faces over a thousand feet up.
I know it’s been a long time coming and we apologize for making you wait but Cindy and I are happy to announce that our all new, WAYALIFE Epic Trex Adventure series is finally almost done and it’s going to be called, “MOAB – FORK YEAH!”
Situated between Body Snatcher and the Golden Staircase, Double Whammy is an optional obstacle on the Golden Spike Trail that is known for breaking axles, drive shafts, ring and pinions and on occasions, for rolling Jeeps onto their lids.
Chewy Hill (sometimes referred to as “Which Way”) is the second major obstacle on the Pritchett Canyon Jeep Trail but the first that you have to take on as there are no bypasses.
Rocker Knocker is without question one of the most famous obstacles on the Pritchett Canyon Jeep Trail in Moab, Utah. Essentially a huge set of ledges with a sandy base to make things slick, this obstacle typically requires big horse power or a careful line that will push your Jeep to the edge of flopping on its side.
As about as soon as you start the Gold Bar Rim Trail out in Moab, Utah, you’ll come across a challenging slickrock hill known as, Improbable Hill.
Out on the Cliffhanger Jeep Trail in Moab, Utah, there’s an obstacle immediately after you cross Kane Springs Creek and there’s two ways you can take it.
For those of you who’ve never run Cliffhanger out in Moab, there’s a steep set tightly stacked ledges that look and feel a lot like stairs and it’s something that you have to descend the moment you start the trail.
Out in Moab, there’s a trail known as Cliffhanger and as the name suggests, there’s a length of it that has you driving along the edge of a thousand foot cliff.
Cindy and I got out to Moab just ahead of the 50th Annual Easter Jeep Safari and got a chance to test out the new Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires that we recently installed on Rubicat, our Jeep JK Wrangler and out on the Behind the Rocks trail.
This is far from being anything special but on our way out to Moab, we decided to take a side route through Capitol Reef to explore the backcountry off road trails out in the Cathedral Valley.
In this short video clip, you’ll get to see Moby, our 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler take on a tough, steep hill climb and back when we were still running a 3.8L motor and a manual transmission. We hope you enjoy.
It’s nothing special but here’s a short video clip of Moby having some fun out in some fresh fluffy snow.
As much as Cindy and I love to play on the rocks, it has always been our love of the desert and our passion for exploring it that brought us into the world of Jeeps. It is for this reason that we always try to spend the first weekend of January taking friends out into the Mojave Desert and to show them some of the amazing places and things we’ve found over the years.