April 12th – 20th, 2003: The 2003 Easter Jeep Safari has come and gone. It’s always fun to go to Moab for the Safari, but it’s never fun to leave. Luckily, we’ve brought back a bunch of pictures so we can remember all the fun 4-wheelin’ we had. If you missed out on the event this year, check out these pictures and make a promise to yourself to go next year. It is definitely a great time. We have more and more fun each time we go! Even if you don’t have a truck, being in Moab with thousands of other enthusiasts is an experience unto itself.
We had about 10 Toyotas tearing up the trails. On Thursday we made our way through Hell’s Revenge. All the slickrock on this trail makes it a Moab classic. There are some hard obstacles, but most of the time you can bypass them if you want. Friday found us on Lower Helldorado. This trail is pretty popular. During the beginning of the day there was a line of trucks as far as the eye could see. We moved in 20 foot increments with 20 minute waits in between. It was still fun, though. Lower Helldorado has many obstacles to negotiate, and with all the people we were able to watch a variety of vehicles strut their stuff. There are so many trails in Moab that it took us a while to decide which one to run on Saturday. We finally decided on Cliffhanger. Cliffhanger only has a few real obstacles, but there are many places to play and it ends with a spectacular view. The damage total for the trip is as follows: 1 tipped-over truck (expensive body work), broken Tacoma main leaf, mini-truck steering knuckle studs, two FJ-80 birfields, one T100 axle, and a snapped mini-truck driveshaft.