Every year, wheelers from all over return to Moab for the annual Easter Jeep Safari, and despite a date that was a month earlier than usual, and snowy conditions early in the week, this year's 42nd annual event still attracted wheelers by the droves. Not only is Moab generally regarded as holy ground for wheelers, with one of the best trail systems in the world, it has increasingly become more important to the aftermarket, as well as the OE manufacturers who want to show off and test their latest wares with their wheeling customers. This year, Ford, Hummer, and Jeep were all present-and-accounted-for, as well as countless aftermarket companies who laid claim to the Old Spanish Trail Arena for a two-day product showcase. With so much going on, we thought we'd share with you some of our favorite photos from a week out on the red rock.
Attempting the Hot Tubs on Hell's Revenge is as irresistible as any obstacle in Moab, and while many are successful, sometimes your rig ends up in a less-than-desirable position. This particular Jeep attempted the climb just as the snow was starting to fall. As it climbed, a little too much throttle caused the Jeep to roll backwards on itself. Interestingly enough, this happened during Warn's trail run, which had the unintended benefit of an impromptu winching clinic for the group to see. Everyone was OK, and eventually the LJ drove off the trail.