I know it's early to do a trip planning post, but, HEY! Here goes anyway. Lets start off by all who will be doing this trip do a short introduction of themselves and who will be along with them!
We are Mark and Vicki from Ellensburg wa. We are both retired and last year, had a small retirment cabin built on a small acerage. We both drive Jeep XJ cherokees, hers in MALL rated and mine is the one that goes on offroad trips. We are very outdoor oriented, we camp, do mild white water rafting and enjoy some four wheeling. We have a rescue dog, Lillie Mae.
If anyone has any questions or suggestions, don't be afraid to chime in. We run both CB and ham for coms. We will be dragging a small trailer with an RTT. This trip can be easily ran in two days, but we are going to take three days and make a fun relaxed fun time! A dependable high clearence rig with GOOD durable tires will sufice nicely. BUT that being said, I recoment the normal add ons of four wheel drive, recovery points both front and rear, as well as the usual first aid kit, recovery equipment etc. Extra fuel is not manditory, but is always a good idea to have along for those "just in case" moments! LOTS of water for drinking and cooking is manditory. Lets make this a very fun memorable time!