The upcoming Easter Jeep Safari is celebrating its 50th anniversary and since its inception in 1967 the event has evolved by leaps and bounds. Originally started by the Moab, Utah Chamber of Commerce, the Safari adopted more of its current aspects when the Red Rock 4-Wheelers club began coordinating it in the early 1980s. Read more
The 2015 Easter Jeep Safari is less than three weeks away – let’s all just take a moment and let that beautiful thought sink in … Okay, now stop fantasizing and get yourself (and your 4×4) in gear! If you’re heading out to Moab this year for all or part of the nine-day off-road event, you’re going to need the right parts and accessories for your truck, Jeep or SUV. This list will get you started. Read more
The annual Easter Jeep Safari spans from April 12 – April 20, 2014 and Chrysler is in Moab, Utah showcasing their new crop of Jeep concept vehicles. Internet message boards are buzzing with opinions about the six concepts: the Wrangler Level Red, Wrangler Maximum Performance, Wrangler MOJO, Cherokee Dakar, Cherokee Adventurer, and Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior.
I am a member of the Red Rock 4 Wheel Club in Moab. Each year I help out by assisting on trails as a guide and helping other off road enthusiasts over obstacles they may be unsure of. This year on “Big Saturday” I was a part of the team assisting 38 Jeeps on Moab Rim Trail. It is rated 4 on a scale of 5 – not an easy run, but not the hardest either.
The second obstacle on the trail is the “C” turn and it has two phases. The first part is a 3-step staircase. The second phase has several steps but they’re smaller and easier to climb. For the first phase, you line up your Jeep towards the left on the staircase and ease up over the 3 steps. Sometimes you get a little wheel spin if your tires don’t grip the slick rock. Some shorter wheel base Jeeps have to bump the throttle a bit to get up over the last rock step.