Well this one was a twofer. Since we had
early leavers and a late newcomer, and
since Hell's Revenge is such a classic get
your feet wet Moab trail, we ran it twice.
The first run consisted of 4 Higher Ground
vehicles, and the second tour, two.
Hell's Revenge is a perfect trail for the
first day, embodying all the classic
trailage, Moab has to offer. The red rock
roller- coaster can use up quite a bit of
time with larger groups but if traffic's
light, there's plenty of playtime left.
Even if you don't feel comfortable trying
the harder named obstacles, you can be
sure you won't be alone playing spectator
We got out early enough and had plenty
of room to move around and take our time.
Of the group, Bob was the only seasoned
veteran driver of the trail. I can't
imagine it hard to be a tour guide in
Moab; the tracks ahead are obvious and the
scenic vantage points abound. Still, he
did a great job with coaching and
No matter how many photos or videos one
watches of Hell's Gate, the breathtaking
reaction to the severity of steepness on
this obstacle are always the same. The
trust however, between Bob and the other
drivers, was enough to enable them to walk
up Hell's Gate without incidence or
On the steep option above the Black Hole,
Geoff's Cherobeast lost a rear driveshaft
U-joint. 15 minutes later he was up and
When we go to the Hot Tubs, Bob had to try
Mickey's but even with is wheelbase and
supercharger, his locker issues and slick
tires couldn't hoof it. Even though there
was quite an infestation of inconsiderate
dirt bike fleas weaving between us and a
world of hurt, our guys managed to
have fun in the other tubs.
Everyone got one more chance to test their
brakes on Dragon's tail and then moved on
to the next onlooker venue at Escalator.
There were three brave takers but each one
had to pull winch in the end.
Tipover Challenge wasn't worthy of either
of its names with our drivers, and being
at the end of the mentionable trail, we
headed out and over to play on Potato