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2020 February TD News - Next up: Spring in Moab

 | Published on 2/2/2020

Russ and Coleen

The TD4WD Club has amazing members – for example, Russ and Coleen Liedholm.  Russ has been going to the Moab Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) for 25 years and together they love the scenery of the Red Rock Desert and the challenge of the trails.  The event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers and this will be their 54th annual EJS.  It is one of the largest gatherings of four wheel drive enthusiasts in the country and offers 40 trail choices of various difficulty ratings from 2-9 on the 1-10 difficulty scale.  A rating of 1 is a dirt road and a rating of 10 requires a purpose built buggy to even attempt.  Russ’s favorite trail is Poison Spider Mesa, rated 6, which ascends a large cliff feature northwest of Moab.  It has great scenery and the famous Moab sandstone ledges or “steps”.


Coleen and Russ graciously led the first TD4WD Club EJS trip in 2016 and they have been leading the annual spring pilgrimage ever since.  Making the arrangements for the Moab trip isn’t easy as planning is required at least a year in advance to secure hotel rooms for the popular event.  Then there is the mid January scramble to secure spots on the trail runs, which are limited to prevent overcrowding.  Our thanks to Russ and Coleen for doing all the heavy lifting!  If you are interested in attending next year’s EJS check out and send Coleen a note on the contact us page.