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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-14-2015, 02:23 PM
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WOW! Hats off to you...Elephant Hill can be a difficult bottom scrapper depending on how torn up it is. Did you squeeze through the narrows without scrapping your mirrors?

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That was truly a beautiful story of the Canyonlands and it makes me very envious. Unfortunately, because of my 82 years I can no longer explore the western US as the med insurance costs over $1,100 and covers very little. Still, I fondly remember our earlier trips to Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Orgon, etc. and the friendly folks we met there. This summer we'll be exploring British Columbia but I'll be thinking of you all in the western US. Drive carefully and be sure to keep the rubber side down! - Ted
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Great pictures. Post more. Glad to see your TH did great. Did you try the "Lions Back"? I get scared just looking at that.
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Nice, thanks for sharing. How did your skid plates hold up?

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...Elephant Hill can be a difficult bottom scrapper depending on how torn up it is. Did you squeeze through the narrows without scrapping your mirrors?
Had to pull in the mirrors a few times. The Cherokee had room to spare. I can't be more pleased with how "our" Cherokee handled things. Its a beast!

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How did your skid plates hold up?
Was glad that the skid plates where there, but only "touched" down on them once or twice will hundreds of chances. The rock rails had the most hits. They are worth their weight in gold, I think. The front plastic bumper fascia have a few new marks on them.
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Great photos and trip report!

I guess many sections you would need a spotter.
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The Cherokee Conquered Canyonlands National Park

Taatmk, great write up. Was headed that way today until the rain started. Headed to Sand Flats instead to run Fins & Things.

The lady at the Sands Flats toll booth asked where we were headed, I say "Fins & Things". She sticks here head out of the booth and takes a good look at our Th and says " you need four wheel drive for Fins & Things" and "lots of ground clearance". I say, "it's a jeep". No way. She asked us to stop back and let her know how it went. I did 90min later.

The Mopar rock slider got a good workout. Quit after completing the southern part due to the weather. The TH was impressive.



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Great write up and pics. What were those trails rated? I have a limited with A/T tires but know that I would need an easier trail when I go their in a few months.
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