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    Pritchett Canyon Fatherís Day run

    In all my time wheeling trails both up here in northern Utah as well as in Moab, never before I have ran a trail where luck played such a part in getting through it, even if just a bit. And also, just how close to disaster you are on every obstacle.

    We set out for a yearly Fatherís Day Moab trip and this time, with my good friend Tyler and our friend and well experienced driver Jason and his well built XJ set out sights on Pritchett Canyon.

    It was difficult to get many pictures and even harder to get good ones but I hope these show at least some of the fun.

    Airing down
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    Yeah, itís tough. And everything is big
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    Working our way into the canyon
    We also had another JKU along with us that drove down last minute to play.
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    Working our way up the first ledge. This would be the smallest obstacle weíd encounter all day
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    Tyler getting setup
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    And heís in it
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    Next set of ledges to climb shortly after dropping down into a wash
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    Lining up to take on Chewy Hill
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    Itís big, and steep and just nasty
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    Bryce and his green Frankenjeep killin it
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    Tyler also making it look easier than it is
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    As for me, I had it dialed the first half then got a little cocky and stayed in it a bit too long and nearly flopped
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    But a calm head and a good spotter kept me shiny side up. Had to pull cable but I safely made it up.
    Tyler dropping down some steep and tippy ledges shortly before dropping down to rocker knocked
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    Gettin the old girl down was somewhat tedious for me being that my nerves will still somewhat fried from a near rollover on chewy
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    To be continued...
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    Amazing shots of your adventure. Looks like a tough trail


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    Pritchett Canyon Fatherís Day run

    And here we are... rocker Knocker. Itís big and steep and intimidating in the sense that the approach is on a fairly steep hill.
    Hereís Jason and his very well built XJ showing us how itís done
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    Bryce gave it hell in his green JK but ultimately took the bypass which isnít much of a bypass and it gave him nearly as much trouble.
    Tyler giving it a try
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    Getting her set up to make the tippy climb
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    Safely on top of Rocker Knocker we took a short lunch break before moving on to Axle Hill
    Ah, redemption
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    Tyler getting his JK right up as well itís steep!
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    And after a quick climb up yellow hill we were up and out of the canyon
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    What a trail. 4.5 miles of relentlessness. With the exception of Jason losing a rear u-joint on the broken staircase we all made it up with no issues and, I canít wait to try my luck again and hopefully make the run clean without pulling line. Good times and good friends.

    Some more random shots of our trip
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    Hope you guys like the pictures and, if you get the chance to run Pritchett I highly recommend it.
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    Very nice! I NEED to make it up there one of these days.
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    Cool Trip Report!

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    Fun trail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Amazing shots of your adventure. Looks like a tough trail


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    It was incredibly tough. I have no doubts there are harder trails all round the world but this is by far the hardest Iíve personally ran in Utah and it was all I could handle and more. Tons of fun though.

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    Almost made it there....

    Awesome pics - looks like a blast. I'll make it again one of these days

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    Thanks for sharing. How long did it take? We are headed to Moab next week and only have a few days. Taking my JKUR and my wifeís JLUR. She wonít do it but Iíd like to peel off one morning with my older boys and do it as long as it isnít a long trek.

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    Pritchett Canyon Fatherís Day run

    Quote Originally Posted by SLO View Post
    Thanks for sharing. How long did it take? We are headed to Moab next week and only have a few days. Taking my JKUR and my wifeís JLUR. She wonít do it but Iíd like to peel off one morning with my older boys and do it as long as it isnít a long trek.
    With 4 capable rigs and a lunch break from start to finish was about 6 hours. (Not including swapping a U-joint on the XJ at the end) and then it was a long 2 hour slog on the dirt road that leads back to the highway. Iím total we were out there about 8 hours pavement to pavement. Itís only a 4.5 mike trail but itís a hard 4.5 and the dirt road out is 16 miles with lots of crawling

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