Syncro Safari, Moab '08
March 23-29, 2008
The 10th anniversary Syncro Safari was held in Moab,
just as the first Syncro Safari in April '98. This
year camping was at Big Bend Campground about 7 miles
upriver from Moab--a great place for our big group.
[For photos of the '98 Safari, see
Monday 11 Syncros headed out, up river, to the Top of the World
trail--also driven at the first Syncro Safari in '98.
Syncros By the Bridge--that's Dewey Bridge.
Heading up lower Top of the World trail--El Jefe:
Bob Stevens in Passion Fruit:
Oops--breakdown. El Jefe had a sudden incontinence problem.
Serge jumped under and found it was one of the little elbow
coolant hoses on the oil cooler squirting. Luckily, I had a brand
new spare. Even more luckily, Serge and Jack knew what to
do and had the tools. One hour later, we were back on the trail.
Further on, some strange snow creatures:
At a really eroded, steep part, we watched Tom get
up, then Jonathon smash a tire. Too much--a couple of us turned back
down. The rest came in to camp at 9 pm. They all made it to the
top, but there was another bashed tire and Jack broke both
rear axles at the same time. Too much torque in that diesel!
On to the next adventure....