2022 Spring Adventure Recap
East Central and SouthEast Utah
May 16-20, 2022
On this adventure, we had nine 4×4 vehicles: 4 Jeep Gladiators, 2 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimiteds, 2 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimiteds and a Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ. We started and ended this adventure in Moab, Utah
On Day 1 we left Moab, Utah to run the Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park, with at stop at Thelma and Louise Point. From there we headed over to see Dead Horse Point. After that we ran Hurrah Pass, and finished out the day with a delicious camp meal of Lasagna with green beans and salad, and for dessert we had chocolate cherry upside down cake!
Day 2 started with a fantastic breakfast of corned beef hash and eggs. Then we moved on to run the Chicken Corners trail, and then on to run the long Lockhart Basin trail, where we ran into a couple of obstacles and needed to do some significant winching. Later we set up camp at what we’ve affectionately nicknamed Johnny Bravo Camp, and had some amazing Salisbury Steak for dinner. Dessert was chocolate chip cookies and ice cream, which really hit the spot after a hot day on the trails.1
Day 3 started at Johnny Bravo Camp with a favorite 4Xploring breakfast of Cowboy Waffle Bake. We then continued on the Lockhart Basin trail until we made our way to pavement for a little while. We gassed up at the Needles Outpost before moving on to the Jeep Badge of Honor trail called Elephant Hill in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. This trail has some interesting challenges, including a switchback you have to drive *backwards* down, and a couple of very tight squeezes to get through. We had reservations to camp in the park, where we had an awesome dinner of Carnitas el Diablo.