Easter Jeep Safari 2017
This year was much warmer than last year and much less crowded than the 50th Safari was, last year. Probably the best one I’ve been to, myself. There were tons of events over the 9 days. Tuesday, Quadratec hosted their 8th Annual BBQ. Wednesday evening was the RR4W club’s Associates dinner, for those of us that are members of both clubs. Thursday and Friday was the vendor show and Friday night was the big raffle. Saturday was Big Saturday and was capped off with our potluck at Canyonlands Campground. Easter Sunday, we had our traditional run. 15 jeeps went into Bull Canyon and looked up at the Gemini Bridges. From there we split into 2 groups: members wanting an easier end of the day went back up and looked at the Gemini Bridges from the top, while those wanting more of a challenge went on to Little Canyon, and then the end of Gold Bar Rim. Overall, it was a great week with many winning big, and few breakdowns.
Kevin Heckman coming down the entrance of Cliffhanger as a mid gunner for RR4W club.Dave Shannon, Richard Smith, and Kevin Heckman are gunning Cliffhanger for the RR4W club.Kevin Heckman coming down the Cliffhanger obstacle as a mid gunner for the RR4W club.Doug Ramsey getting ready to start a driver’s meeting as the lead gunner for Hell Roaring Rim. Kevin Heckman is the tail gunner for the RR4W club.
Kevin Heckman testing out Black Widow’s flex at the Metal Cloak trailer. $280,000 worth of give aways at the Friday night raffle. We had several winners again this year.Creeper Jeepers Gang lined up for the Easter Bull Canyon run. We had 15 Jeeps on the trail.Several club members walking the trail to get a look at the Gemini Bridges from below.Gemini Bridges are above.Club members getting closer to the Gemini Bridges.Kevin Fox heading up a climb on Little Canyon trail.Scott and Cindy Lancaster heading up a climb on Little Canyon trial with their new AEV.Lisa Taylor heading down a ledge on Little Canyon Trail.Chance McCabe heading up a climb on Little Canyon Trail.Chance McCabe heading up a climb on Gold Bar Rim.Billy Schultheiss heading up a climb on Gold Bar Rim.
For once we had wonderful weather for our run for the donations. We started out at Applebee’s for lunch and headed over to LPEA for Project Merry Christmas. Billy Schultheiss did a great job with the radio interview. From there we headed to the Humane Society where we filled the bench with supplies. From there we headed to Annie’s Orphans with more food and supplies. Here is a list of donations.
Christmas Donations: Split between them was $260 and 20 + People participated
Project Merry Christmas- 28 toys, 2 bikes, 17 clothing articles and coats, 2 blankets, 2 pillows
Humane Society- 8 bags of dog food, 4 bags of cat food, 2 cat litter, 3 pk paper towels, 3 gal. bleach, 3 toys.
Annie’s Orphans-7Bags of Dog food, 3 pk paper towels, 1 gal bleach, 1 laundry detergent