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Old 04-23-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Dome Plateau trip

The plan was originally to go to Cedar Mesa but we sat around and drank coffee too long in the morning. So we decided to go somewhere closer and the Dome Plateau area (near Moab) seemed to fit the bill. It only takes us about 40 minutes to get to the turnoff from our house. We had been by the area countless times so we thought we'd check it out. It was worth it for sure! Tons of cool scenery and not many people. Plus on the way in from Dewey Bridge area we had some pretty decent 4xing in the Zombie Killer!



Looking towards our 1st nights camp


1st nights camp


Headed to 2nd nights camp with the wife driving


Our new chocolate lab pup Azlo hated the jostling and bouncing apparently. He disappeared and we found him asleep, wedged between our bedding in the way back.




2nd nights camp


It was a fun trip and I'm sure we'll go back soon.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: Dome Plateau trip

Cool short trip. Thanks for sharing. BTW, the back of the rig looked a bit scary on that departure on the 4th pic.

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Re: Dome Plateau trip

This trip had me testing the limits of the SMB, especially the departure angle. We actually didn't scrape the receiver in that pic but we did later that day. The receiver hitch does act as a nice buffer though.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:38 PM   #4
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This trip had me testing the limits of the SMB, especially the departure angle. We actually didn't scrape the receiver in that pic but we did later that day. The receiver hitch does act as a nice buffer though.
One for all the EB haters out there! Great photos, makes me wish I was out somewhere.
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One for all the EB haters out there! Great photos, makes me wish I was out somewhere.
Not "EB haters", RB lovers (looking for a place to squeeze the rest of our stuff) looking for affirmation that we made the right call!
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:53 PM   #6
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Your makin me want to go back....I just want cooler weather than late May. Maybe I'll get out that way before it gets too hot.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:22 PM   #7
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I could really use a portable fire pit like the one in your pics. Any pointers as to where I could find that one (or one similar)? Thanks.
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I could really use a portable fire pit like the one in your pics. Any pointers as to where I could find that one (or one similar)? Thanks.
No firsthand knowledge of the firepit, but it may be an old, metal washing maching tub. Great reputations as firepits, though somewhat large.


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Old 04-27-2010, 05:27 PM   #9
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Yep, old washing machine tub. You can get them at any old appliance repair place. The tubs are the perfect size for a weber grill. They burn very clean.
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Nice idea .. and in that case, I'll be off to the dump before the next trip!

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