Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Land Use > GPS tracks and trails
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

GPS tracks and trails 4x4 trails and destination coordinates







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 7th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #1
Hiker1
Newbie
 
Join Date: 08-12-09
Location: Byron Center
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Anyone off-road in AZ/UT deserts/canyons in Summer?

ROAD TRIP!

We will be traveling to Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah in July. Of course, some of it will be "off the beaten path". I am mainly concerned about the intense heat and it's effects on the vehicle and us. Some of deserts in July will be over 110*. We will also get into the canyonlands. I like being by myself and away from people, but out there, at that time of year, has it's risks.

Any advice, handy tips, etc. appreciated. I have researched the whole vehicle prep, bring lots of water, etc. I am mainly interested in avoiding any potentially dangerous "rookie" mistakes.
Hiker1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #2
Nuzzy
likes him some Red Dog
 
Nuzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-27-07
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 2,268
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Used to go down that way every summer for a trip or two...

Water obviously is big, as is staying properly hydrated (drink before you're thirsty). Make sure to have a flashlight. If you get stuck/broke down somewhere far out, it can in certain cases be safer to stay put and then walk out at night when it's isn't so dangerously hot. Have a plan, and let someone know your whereabouts and when you expect to be back. If you're planning on hiking anywhere, a signaling mirror is a nice thing to carry as well as a basic survival pack. If in an open top vehicle, bring shade. You may think it's nice having the top off, but the sun glaring on you all day is a KILLER.

Again to hit on the water, my family of 3 could easily kill a 5 gal gatorade cooler per day in Moab when it was 100°+. Bring lots and lots.


And above all, enjoy it! Canyonlands is gorgeous! As is that whole part of the country
Nuzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #3
ScOoTeR
hoo dat. wat.
 
ScOoTeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-09-05
Location: Howell
Posts: 21,407
iTrader: (35)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

I wheeled in Moab in July - I have a photo somewhere of the thermometer inside my truck was pegged at 125F.
__________________
@clarkstoncracker
ScOoTeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Land Use > GPS tracks and trails
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.08340 seconds with 16 queries