Sunday, March 31, 2013

Jeep Wrangler JKs at the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab

Yet again, I was unable to attend the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.  But those who were lucky enough to get to 4wheel at the Mecca of Off-Roading this year were rewarded with great trails, great weather, and great people.  As videos are put together and appear on YouTube, I will update this post with the best of the best.

If you have never been to Moab and don't have a group to lead you, you're better off having a 4x4 guidebook to keep you informed and safe since the desert is vast and trails range from easy 2WD dirt roads to some of the most hardcore rockcrawling in the world.  The Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails and Utah Byways: 65 of Utah's Best Backcountry Drives are the two best 4x4 trail books you can get for this area; don't go to Moab without them!

One of the great things about the 4-door Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited is that it allows entire families to enjoy the backcountry offroading experience.  The JK's solid axles, heavy-duty drivetrain components, and huge aftermarket support allow families to easily and comfortably get further into the backcountry on more challenging trails than any other vehicle currently offered.  This video from JK-Adventure shows what offroad recreation and the Jeep Lifestyle are all about:

Teraflex put together a great video of their family fun run on a trail called Mashed Potatoes.  You can see how well these 4-door "family Jeeps" work in difficult terrain:

Rebel Offroad produced a series of videos from each day's trail rides.  They're very well-done because they show more than just the vehicles, but also the beauty and splendor of the desert:

Here's a video that shows what a couple of modestly-built JKs (a 2-door and a 4-door) are capable of:

Warn Industries' coverage of the Media Run and Friends of Warn trail runs:

Here is a video with some great aerial videography from a radio control quadcopter:

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