After getting the “house” set up on our site in Moab, Storm is anxious to introduce the Rubicon to off roading. Our first short afternoon expedition takes us far enough up Onion Creek Road to realize that the Rubicon needs fuel. We have GOT to learn to check the gas guage more often. We are so spoiled by the sparrow like fuel sipping habits of the Prius that we are constantly caught off guard by the Rubicon’s gluttony.
I fear that Storm will make me walk back for fuel rather than admit to another Jeeper that we forgot to fill up before heading up “there is nothing out here but scenery” canyon. New checklist item before exploration departures, “fuel tank full?” We vow to begin the next day with a fuel satiated Rubicon, plenty of food (for us), water, camera, drone and an assortment of survival gadgets so we can enjoy a worry-free day putting the Rubicon through her paces.
For our first foray into the cellular deficient, unpaved, untamed wilderness outside Moab, Storm eases the Rubicon into its new off road life by taking her out on Shafer Road and through Long Canyon. Here is a recap of our first full day ride on this visit. Jim leads us allowing Michelle and George to get their first real taste of the dusty magnificence of the Moab outback under the knowledgeable guidance of a true professional.