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    Shafer Trail closed yesterday

    I know a lot of the people on here have been to Moab, and are familiar with the Shafer trail.
    Coming down from Canyonlands Island in the Sky, to the Potash road.
    There was an item in the local newspaper about a truck driver who tried to drive his semi truck and trailer down the Shafer trail.
    If I knew how to post the pictures I would, but there are no kids around to help me so you'll have to look it up yourself if your interested.
    Somehow they got it out of there this morning or maybe last night. I don't know what that trucker could have been thinking!
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    "You can’t fix stupid” - the driver possibly was following Google Map’s shortest route back to Moab.21192018_10155366248020860_7220175131798899846_n.jpg21271342_10155366248290860_6347840292496766050_n.jpg
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    He'll probably blame Garmin.... Dumbass!
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    "BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - ISLAND IN THE SKY
    All visitors to the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park need to avoid Shafer Trail as it descends toward Potash.

    According to the National Park Service, the trail is currently closed due to a large semi truck trailer blocking the road. The park is working to clear the road and does not have an estimated time for when it will be cleared. We will update as soon as it is open.
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    The Island in the Sky visitor center is reporting that a trailer and tractor are stuck at separate locations on the switchbacks. All park guests with plans to use Shafer Trail should inquire at the visitor center before attempting to negotiate it.” -#Shafer

    EDIT: No parking brakes on the front of the tractor make
    it’s position tenuous at best. Both tractor and trailer block any reasonable access to begin a safe recovery. It will be interesting to see how the professionals solve this.
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    Shove 'em both over the cliff....problem solved.
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    One big a$$ helicopter. Hope the driver's license is revoked for life.
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    Those pics have just prompted me to put Moab on my bucket list.

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    Just wait until this knucklehead gets the bill for this tow job! Funny someone mentions Google Maps. I just had friends come from Alabama direct to my home. Google maps got them almost here without a hitch until the very last 4 miles. I have a seasonal use dirt road 4 miles from home that is great for bikes and decent 4X4 vehicles but not for cars. Google sent them on that road just before they got here. I guess if it is an actual named road Google will send you the straightest or shortest way to your destination.

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    there had to be some really good drugs involved! i never got as far as his trailer in my pickup before i chickened out
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    Thank you Fred, for finding and posting the pictures, you can't fix stupid is right, and I'm too stupid to figure out how to do it.
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