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Quick weekend pic fest

I have been working way too hard and way too away lately, so to relax I worked really hard to get out of town...wait, what?

Yeah, I thought it might be fun to run down to Moab...just like everyone else apparently.

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we got in at 930 at night and our usual spot (like all the others) was taken so we picked the best spot we could which we discovered was a little mudfy thanks to previous days rain. it dried out a little but it was muddy.

dino tracks. This is the road we camped off of and it also happens to be a backroad into Arches NP...which is good because going in the front door would have been insane based on the traffic.

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Top to bottom - the end of the back road into Arches, dually van!, the line for the bathroom for delicate arch hike, said arch.

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some kinda balanced rock

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Would you take this road or wait in a huge line to pay the fee? Yeah, me too. No low range needed and only careful line choices to stay out of the mud and make sure I don’t smack the running boards. We were behind an X1 for a little while...they were doing it but using every little bit off crossover built-in. Fun fact, my wife who calls off-roading “a redneck activity” wanted to drive the road back. A good sign and she did well. The GX is frankly way too good an off-roader straight from the factory for the people who buy them new. This thing is amazing - Tows like a dream, smooth as silk as a daily, and pretty amazing (and comfy) off road. I could make it a better off-roader pretty easily but I really like the jack of all trades its got going on and the air suspension for towing is the biz. FYI, I got 13.7 mpg towing a 3500 lb trailer average. not great, about 1 mpg better than the cruiser but about 4 mpg worse than any modern pickup would get.

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maxtrax were muddy from getting a 2wd f250 out of their campsite that morning. They spent about 30 minutes before I figured out what they were doing and I walked over and popped these in there and out they went.

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pretty clouds, even the “pee tree” (as my kids call it) looks cool.

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and for obvious reasons, an Athena Missile in a city park.

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Its always work to go camping and while the trailer makes it easier (and waaaaaaay more comfy) its always worth it.

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