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goneMOAB 2011!!!!!! May 22-27, 2011

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Answers to some very common questions we get.

When is goneMOAB?
Sunday May 22nd through the Friday May 27th, 2011.

Do I have to register?
Registration is REQUIRED? We need this information for Our Permits & other documents we are required to have filed out. Every person must have a ticket purchased.

What IS included in your goneMOAB registration fee?
1) Organized Trail Rides - Accommodating all skill levels Mild to WILD.
2) Sand Flats Recreation Area Access for trail Runs in that area
3) Friday Night BBQ & Raffle from goneMOAB and its Sponsors
4) Awards Ceremonies/Slide Shows
5) 2 of the 2011 goneMOAB Stickers
6) Full Color goneMOAB Event Guide
7) Swag Bag Full of Sponsor Goodies
8) Event Poster

What's NOT included in your registration?
1) Lodging
2) Breakfasts
3) Lunches
4) Dinners except the Raffle Night BBQ
5) T Shirts & Extra Stickers

How Old do I need to be to attend?
All DRIVERS must be 18 Minimum... NO EXCEPTIONS WHAT SO EVER. If there is any doubt to your age ID will be requested. If you are not able to produce and ID you will be asked to leave & not permitted on the trails. Passengers can be of any age.

When is the cutoff date for registratoin?
About 2 weeks prior to the goneMOAB event online sales will end.

Can I add guests after I register?
Yep not a problem...go back in and purchase more tickets online.

Can I change my trails after I register?
It can be done (space permitting) just send us an PM/Email and we will get things worked out. But try to make changes sooner rather than last minute.

Can I buy shirts and stickers later after I register?
Shirts can be purchased later if you choose but they are pre-order only!! Sales will end about the last week of April due to printing schedules.
Stickers can be purchased later as well. We may have extras at the event to sell but no guarantee.

Do I need to have a 4x4?
YES!! There are NO 4x2 friendly trails on the schedule this year.

Do I need to have a licensed vehicle?
All Vehicles MUST be licensed in their State/Country. W/insurance & a licensed driver.

Can I only come for a few Days?
You bet cha... not everyone can get a week off. Pick your days and come out for a grand time!!

Do I have to do the Obstacles?
Many Many obstacles have by-passes on the Green & Blue Trails, no driver is ever required to do an optional obstacle (Red Trails have very few bypasses if any). If you have a particular trail you are concerned about post up about it in our forums.

What amount of money should one bring or set aside? Not including the known expenses, lodging/food/fuel.
Well first there are the raffle tickets (good prizes this year), it's pretty much guaranteed that you will forget something like a good hat, Beer costs more in UT (if you drink).
If you have everything you need beforehand you can do the whole trip(no food/gas ect) for less that $50, but it would be smart to have some money in your account just in you need to replace something on the truck.

Raffle... what is at the Raffle?
Through out the week we sell Raffle Tickets for $10 each, our sponsors donate prizes and the winning tickets get the sponsor prizes. Prizes range from recovery gear, gift certificates, roof racks, set of tires, shocks it depends on which sponsors we get and what they send.

Drawing for the Raffle is the last night of goneMOAB at the Condo BBQ in Rim Village.

Can someone give me a sense for what a typical day is like? For example what time do the events typically start, and generally when are we done?
Most trails start 8 to 9am... Pending no issues on the trail most days are done 3 to 5pm. The length of the days vary, but there is usually time to walk around town, sight see, eat, BS with other attendees, and other stuff after each run.

What time and where do we meet in the mornings for each trail?
At the Meet-n-Greet you will be given a trail guide. In it you will find a bunch of useful info including meting times and places for each trail run. If you are not able to make it to the Meet-n-Greet then e-mail me and I will let you know where/when to meet. I will also make sure you get your guide book at the first trail you run. This guide will also be available in the next couple weeks in a PDF version on the goneMOAB site for early review... probably End of March.

What is a basic or minimum "kit" to bring along on the trails? How often do breaks really happen
Well depends on how hard you wheel, if you tend to break stuff elsewhere in the country bring those parts. Steering parts are normally what we see break if your heavy on the throttle. Normally 2-4 trucks will break throughout the week.

Do I get my own spotter throughout the event?
Spotters we have a Trail Leader (spots the front end) and then depending on the size of the group we may have spotters scattered through the line to keep it moving along. The Tail Gunner at the very end is responsible to get whoever may break back up and off the trail and they typically have lots of duct tape, wire, a few parts (hopefully whoever breaks has parts as well) and my portable welder or their own.

What if I need a spot when no one else is getting a spotter?
If someone is brand new to wheeling they go right behind the Leader/Spotter and then more experienced people further back. Usually the spotters are only needed for the bigger obstacles and of course optional lines, but if anyone ever needs em for ANY reason we tell em to holler to the spotter on the CB.

Some Great Links of interest:
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Nissan Sport Magazine -
Ronin Wheelers -
JP Mobile Auto Care

It's definately a trip to make. Yes, it can look very intimidating but it really isn't. Have a look at the schedule.

The GREEN are EASY runs areas that are targeted at a stock and lightly modified 4wd Xterra, Frontier, Pathfinder or Patrol. The idea behind this track is to allow first timers to the trails of Moab to ease into things without getting too crazy right from the start. As on all trails body damage is possible, but not likely. The trail leaders will take things a little slower than normal to make sure everyone enjoys themselves.

The BLUE are MODERATE runs that are targeted at a 4wd Xterra, Frontier, Pathfinder or Patrol with some modifications and sliders will be a nice plus. The folks who go on these runs should be confident in their driving skills. More will be expected from the attendees on these runs and they will move at a faster rate than the green runs.
Some of these trails will have some optional obstacles if folks want to put their rig to the test.

The RED are DIFFICULT runs that are targeted at a 4wd Xterra, Frontier, Pathfinder or Patrol with some suspension modifications and maybe sliders. The folks who go on these runs should have been on Moab trails before or be experienced 4 wheelers. More will be expected from the attendees on these runs and they will move at a faster rate than the blue runs.
There are also many optional obstacles on these trails for the built up rigs or those that want to try it.

The BLACK are EXTREME!!!! These trails are minimum lockers required for the rig and 35″ tires…. and go in expecting to break something or have someone in the group break something and body damage could certainly happen.
There are also many obstacles on these trails and almost all of the do NOT have bypasses.

If you have a look here CLICK ME, CLICK ME You can view the discriptions for each trail. You will also notice in the descriptions above there is "Suggested" equipment and "Minimum" equipment.

Suggested is just that. Things that will give you piece of mind and generally help, but not needed to be on that trail.

Minimum equipment means your rig has to have at least the mods listed to join the trail. Without them the trail leader will advise you to chose another trail, or ride along with someone.

Checkl out the goneMOAB Website. If you have any questions post em up of feel free to contact Kevin (Alpinespirit) and or myself.

Hope this helps you make the desition to join us, and I look forward to meeting you.
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Im beggin and pleadin with the wife for a fulllweek.
It is not pretty .... thank god there are no cameras......
I plan to be there. Same condo. same booze(tuaca is my friend )
now can I get the offroad college girl bartender at my local bar who also is majoring in photography to go with me :) .....................

We'll see :)

I can pay her so she does not lose her bar income for the week :):):)
I think John and I and the bartender and perhaps one or two , less energetic souls may visit you and others in your condo. :)

I am more tolerable in small doses actually .:)
I am In! :)

Chris, CA
CB/Internet Nickname: chrishaynesusa
How Many Passengers will be with you?: 1 bartender/photographer
What trail would you like to run on Monday?: Seven Mile Rim
What trail would you like to run on Tuesday?: Top of the World
What trail would you like to run on Wednesday?: Crystal Geyser
What trail would you like to run on Thursday?: Elephant Hill
What trail would you like to run on Friday?: Fins N Things

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Is there a list of the trails that already have leaders?
If not perhaps as folks volunteer they or someone can edit this one.


Chicken Corners to be lead by JeffsRedX
Steel Bender to be lead by Casper
Seven Mile Rim to be lead by Creek
Poison Spider Mesa to be lead by ______


Top of the World to be lead by John (GhostX)
Kane Creek to be lead by Jeff H
Fins N Things to be lead by ______
Cliff Hanger to be lead by ______


Seven Mile Rim to be lead by ______
Crystal Geyser to be lead by ______
Hells Revenge to be lead by Andrew S
Behind the Rocks to be lead by Alpine Spirit


White Wash Sand Dunes to be lead by ______
Elephant Hill to be lead by ______
Metal Masher to be lead by ______
Golden Spike to be lead by Tim R


Fins N Things to be lead by Chrishaynesusa
Hells Revenge to be lead by ______
Poison Spider Mesa to be lead by ______
That is what I have so far. kevin and Josh will have more updates
remember I'll be coming through Las Vegas.

The X will have stripper glitter on it.

And we all know what stripper glitter can be used for ................

"Great Things to Do with Used Stripper Glitter "...
I had only been out one time prior to Moab last may. (Slick Rock trail in the Sierras.)

Then Moab for a week. great bunch of guys and willing to help you if you have made the basic additions recommended here. :)
caravan from vegas?
Yes sirrrreee ! :)

Sounds like the Las Vegas caravan will have more guys than last year


Nizmo McLovin

Did I miss anyone?
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