Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

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Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Alec W » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:19 am

Copied from Colorado4x4.com



He has just released the 2nd edition to his guide books covering MOAB! The latest and greatest has 55 trails with 10 new ones that wasn't in the 1st edition.

IT'S IN COLOR!! Color photos and maps of the trails. The trails are color coded by difficulty to make browsing so much easier (both in titles and on the area specific overview maps). The trails are even color coded on each specific trail map, meaning that the easy parts are GREEN, the moderate parts are BLUE, and the difficult parts are RED.

GPS DATA - accuracy is everything and this one is modern and accurate. The 1st edition suffered from very early GPS usage and accuracy and none of those problems affect the latest book. The GPS points are listed with each trail versus in the rear of the book like books past.

PAPER - I am no publisher but the paper isn't plain paper. It's more like mild photo paper. Nice finish and appears stronger. Nice touch if you prefer the spiral bindings.



Added: Book Cliffs(E), White Wash Sand Dunes(M), Bartlett Wash Road(E), Strike Ravine(D), Dome Plateau, Dolores River(M), Castleton Gateway Road(E), Lockhart Canyon(M), Beef Basin(E), Area BFE(X), Rusty Nail(X)

Removed: Mineral Bottom(E), Pritchett Arch(M), Porcupine Rim(D), Salt Creek/Horse Canyon(M), Lion's Back

Rename? Old=Shafer Trail(E) - New= Potash Road,Shafer Switchbacks(E)



I've just ordered one from http://www.funtreks.com/
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Seth » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:19 pm

That sounds awesome! I really hope he continues on this route with other states as well. I like the way the new Moab books sound. 8)
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby ronb » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:48 pm

hopefully all his books will be updated (at least to the spiral binding). Mine are falling apart and I'm missing some pages. As far as a book with decent trails and fairly accurate ratimgs I'd guess he's about the best.

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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Alec W » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:58 pm

Order from his site (link on my post) and you can get any of his books spiral bound for $5.00 extra.
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Sewie » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:55 pm

Awesome! 8) Mine's gotten thrashed and I was just thinking the other day that I should get a new spiral-bound one.
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Alec W » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:42 pm

I got mine in the mail today. This is way worth the money even if you have the old one. 5 star rating.
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby NEOCON1 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:06 am

the color pix will be great when we are lost :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Alec W » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:59 am

The new and accurate GPS way points will help with that. I have them electronically from another forum.


The old ones were off by quite a bit. If you were at the old GPS point on the overlook on Hell’s you’d either be dead from falling off the cliff or on the way into Moab via the scenic route (highway 128) :o :o :lol:
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby The Other Rob » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:16 pm

Alec W wrote:The new and accurate GPS way points will help with that. I have them electronically from another forum.


The old ones were off by quite a bit. If you were at the old GPS point on the overlook on Hell’s you’d either be dead from falling off the cliff or on the way into Moab via the scenic route (highway 128) :o :o :lol:


Yikes..

Why ya suppose that he pulled out the Porkypine..??
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Sewie » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:25 pm

Just got mine today. 8) Very cool. Love the color pics/maps and the fact the GPS coords are listed in the trail description now instead of in the appendix.

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Yikes..

Why ya suppose that he pulled out the Porkypine..??



I was wondering that too. :duh: He did add some trails so maybe they could only put in so many pages and something had to go. I haven't compared to see what else was removed. I did notice there was a section of Steelbender added that I'm looking forward to checking out. :D
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Alec W » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:35 am

Sewie wrote:I haven't compared to see what else was removed. I did notice there was a section of Steelbender added that I'm looking forward to checking out. :D

Read my first post ;)

Added: Book Cliffs(E), White Wash Sand Dunes(M), Bartlett Wash Road(E), Strike Ravine(D), Dome Plateau, Dolores River(M), Castleton Gateway Road(E), Lockhart Canyon(M), Beef Basin(E), Area BFE(X), Rusty Nail(X)

Removed: Mineral Bottom(E), Pritchett Arch(M), Porcupine Rim(D), Salt Creek/Horse Canyon(M), Lion's Back

Rename? Old=Shafer Trail(E) - New= Potash Road,Shafer Switchbacks(E)



I really want to go to the sand dunes because they are on the BLM DEIS plan to chop. Strike Ravine looks fairly easy for a hard trail so that's worth trying. I bet they took Porcupine off because it’s mainly used by bicycles. Other than the overlook it's a crappy trail anyway.
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Sewie » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:30 am

Alec W wrote:
Sewie wrote:I haven't compared to see what else was removed. I did notice there was a section of Steelbender added that I'm looking forward to checking out. :D

Read my first post ;)

Oops, caught skimming again. :where: :wall:

Strike Ravine looks fairly easy for a hard trail so that's worth trying. I bet they took Porcupine off because it’s mainly used by bicycles. Other than the overlook it's a crappy trail anyway.



Strike Ravine does look interesting. And I wasn't real fond of Porcupine Rim either. The photo op is cool but the trail itself was boring as far as Moab trails go.
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby The Other Rob » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:17 am

What really bugs me is that I just purchased the Moab First Edition about 4 weeks ago... :x
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby Seth » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:36 pm

I decided to get my Well's book spiral bound this week because it was starting lose pages from the middle of the book and it was such a pain in the butt to read while on the trail.

Now, it is so easy to flip pages and leave it open for reading. You can also flip it back and have just half open on your lap for ease of use. I highly recommend it. Only cost $4 at Kinkos.
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Re: Charles Wells' NEW MOAB BOOK (Released Feb 08)

Postby NEOCON1 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:59 am

i love the new spiral bound edition , thanx Sewie 8) 8)
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