Rompin' in sno-man's land
If you've been to the Easter Jeep Safari, you know that in early April the towering La Sal Mountains southeast of Moab are usually covered in snow. How many times have you wondered what's up there? We've often speculated, and this year we finally made it a point to find out. We pointed Project 'Con Artist Wrangler four-door onto the LaSal Mountain Loop Road south of Moab along with six other rigs that contained an all-star cast of magazine and aftermarket folks. We wound our way up into the La Sals before we turned at the Oowah Lake turnoff. Here, the graded dirt road gradually disappeared under deep snow. We spent the next hour or so battling through the white stuff before we were rewarded with an awe-inspiring view of the frozen Oowah Lake bordered by beautiful dense forest. It was over 40 degrees cooler at the lake than in Moab-something to remember when you're sweating in a dusty canyon.
If you want more info on the Easter Jeep Safari, visit the Red Rock 4-Wheelers' Web site, www.rr4w.com.