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2017 Superwinch Strike Ravine Run During Moab EJS

by Moses Ludel

Superwinch® and Barlow Adventures led an enthusiastic group of four-wheelers up the middle Strike Ravine Trail to Area BFE.  Nena Barlow’s expertise and guiding experience made for a fun, safe and informative run!


Superwinch® rolled out the new EXP series winch at the 2017 Moab Easter Jeep Safari.  Scott Salmon, VP of Marketing (at left) greeted guest four-wheelers at daybreak for a Strike Ravine Run guided by Nena Barlow.  Nena (at right) operates Barlow Adventures at Moab and Sedona, Arizona.  This promised to be a fun, informative and exciting 4×4 outing!


John Marshall operates Coyote Adventures at Moab.  John and Nena are each certified under the International 4WD Trainers Association, founded by Bill Burke.  John assisted with the trail guiding chores during this run.

Two of Barlow’s Jeep JK Wranglers were driven by Superwinch staff.  Jason Smith and Scott Salmon wheel the yellow/blue four-door Unlimited while Carolanne Thompson, a newcomer to wheelin’, skillfully drove the two-door at right.  These Jeep vehicles have all the equipment needed for hardcore four-wheeling, including new EXP winches.  

See the magazine’s coverage of each Jeep getting fitted with these first off the assembly line EXP winches just three days earlier: https://www.4wdmechanix.com/2017-moab-ejs-superwinch-installs-the-new-exp-winches/.


At left, High Desert Auto Repair installs the new EXP winch on Sunday evening.  On Wednesday morning, the Strike Ravine Run and Area BFE winch demonstration provided the first consumer exposure to the EXP winch.


‘Evil Avocado’ at left was the heavyweight contender of the bunch.  This K2500 series Suburban had everyone’s attention, skillfully plying the same trail as the more nimble Jeep and Toyota rigs.  Rachael Collard of Superwinch gets an E-ticket navigator ride in this classic GM people hauler…At right is one of the many spectacular views that distinguish Moab, Utah, the ultimate vacation and four-wheeling destination.

Moab made history as a uranium boom town in the 1950s.  These are remnants of Strike Ravine uranium mines, dug hastily into the hillsides during the rush.  Fortunes were made by a few, but today, Moab’s lure is spectacular scenery, unique back country trails and the Colorado River.  The area plays host to four-wheelers, ATV/Side-by-Side enthusiasts, dirt motorcyclists, AT bicyclists, kayakers, hikers, equestrians, archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists and the many international visitors to the region’s National Parks.

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