When is the trip?
April 29 – May 6, 2023
Where is it taking place?
How much does the trip cost?
The event is free, but when you register, you will be asked if you’d like to make a donation. The donation is used purely for keeping the forum up-and-running, which is quite a big task.
How many people are covered under one registration?
Each registration overs one vehicle. This means that if you and your wife both have Jeeps, you each need to register separately.
Is this trip similar to Easter Jeep Safari?
This trip is in no way, shape, or form similar to Easter Jeep Safari. This is not an “event”, it is a yearly forum “wheeling trip” that was created as a means of getting all the TJ owners we could together for a week of wheeling and fun. This trip will not have vendors, it will not be providing food, and it will not have any real structure or oversight by myself or others.
What is required to run different rated trails during this trip?
See the trip requirements page for a list of what is required to run different rated trails. If your vehicle doesn’t meet certain requirements, you will not be able to run certain trails. Please keep this in mind!
Is there a book I can purchase to familiarize myself with the trails?
Guide to Moab, UT Backroads is a book I highly recommend. In fact, I would strongly stress that anyone who is going to be attending this trip purchase this book and read it. It is a fantastic book that will greatly familiarize you with Moab and the various trails, including most of the popular ones.
Where can I find a place to stay?
If you don’t plan to camp or stay in an RV, I highly suggest checking out VRBO Home / Condo Rentals. A good majority of us are staying in condo or home rentals in the town of Moab.
Do I need to be a member of the forum to attend this trip?
Yes, we ask that all event attendees be members of the forum. If you aren’t a member already, please become a member before registering for the event. You can register for the forum here.
What GMRS and CB channels will people be using?
Here is the chart for the official GMRS and CB channels we will be using on this trip:
|Group||GMRS Channel (freq)||DCS||CB Channel|
|TJ Fest||16 (462.575)||D223N||20|
|Hyphens (CO)||17 (462.600)||D223N||30|
Will we be able to purchase event related apparel and other memorabilia?
You can purchase t-shirts and sweatshirts for the event here. Bumper stickers and hats are coming soon!
Is there an age requirement to attend this trip?
All attendees under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult. In other words, if you’re under 18, you need to come with your parent(s).
Is drinking allowed?
Drinking is allowed in your lodging area or off the trail. Drinking however will not be allowed while driving on the trails. If you are found to be drinking while we are out wheeling, you will be booted from the event. This is a no tolerance policy put in place for the safety of all of us.
What do I do with my trash on the trail?
Bring a trash bag and keep it in your TJ. If you are found to be littering or not cleaning up after yourself, you will be booted from the event. I have no tolerance for trashing trails or mother nature, nor do any of us.
Will there be a trip schedule?
No, there is no schedule. We’ll play it by ear on a day-to-day basis.
Is there a place to discuss this trip?
Yes, the official discussion thread can be found here: TJ Fest 2023 Official Discussion Thread.
Am I allowed to come to this trip just to watch?
If you don’t have a Jeep (or your Jeep currently isn’t running), you are indeed allowed to come to the event just to watch.
Can I register for this trip if I haven’t booked accommodations yet?
No, please do not register for the event unless you have booked your accommodations and are 100% committed to the trip.
Are LJs welcome?
I’ve had a number of people emailing me asking me why the event isn’t called “TJ / LJ” fest, and if they are welcome at the event since they have an LJ. The short answer is yes, LJs are indeed welcome. The long answer is that there is no such thing as an LJ. The LJ moniker was never once officially used by Jeep in any material whatsoever. It was always referred to by Jeep engineers as the TJ-L, and in marketing material as the TJ Unlimited. You can see the thread “Technically your LJ is really a TJ Unlimited“, which explains it more in detail.