Moab/Southern Utah ride report-May 2019

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Anybody want to meet up in Moab for some fun trails sometime in May?
White rim, Onion Creek, maybe Hell’s Revenge,? Anybody?
 

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I'll be arriving in Moab on 4/30 and be there all week. Only concrete plans are Arches campground that night and 3step hideaway on May 1. Always wanted to camp in Valley of the Gods, probably May 2. Interested in day rides though.
 

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It's a long shot for me to make it. But would really like to. Someday I'm going to have to work for a living.
You know if it's 85* in Moab it will be 95* on the WRT.
It's getting a tad late in the spring for the WRT.
Will this be wild camping? what's the plans?
 

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For me May 2-5 would work. My dates can be pretty flexible. It doesn’t have to be a weekend either. I just have to get some work done by the end of April.
 

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I would just ride down on my bike. Primitive camping for me. Southern Utah has had a wet,cold spring this year. There is still snow up high.
 

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Valley of the gods is great,but there campground is very primitive and you setup down a hill from parking. Plus in the Navajo Nation, so no alcohol.


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Valley of the gods is great,but there campground is very primitive and you setup down a hill from parking. Plus in the Navajo Nation, so no alcohol.


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Yep, The View campground. Except that's in Monument valley which is on Navajo land.
Valley of the Gods north of there is BLM land, so it's free. Two different places, neither of which sell beer unfortunately.
 

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I'll be arriving in Moab on 4/30 and be there all week. Only concrete plans are Arches campground that night and 3step hideaway on May 1. Always wanted to camp in Valley of the Gods, probably May 2. Interested in day rides though.
Maybe we can get together. How familiar are you with the area?
 

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Maybe we can get together. How familiar are you with the area?
Sure, definitely down for a ride but I'll be loaded down with gear and still have the stock Battlewings on my bike, so no gnarly stuff for me.
I've never been through that area but have been studying up for the last eight months in anticipation for the trip.
Wanna at least do Shafer trail and Moki dugway. WRT might be out unless I can dump my gear somewhere.
 

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I'll be leaving my gear at a remote camp to ride the WRT.
I have another Tenere rider wanting to come.
We need a date .
 
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I'll be leaving my gear at a remote camp to ride the WRT.
I have another Tenere rider wanting to come.
We need a date .
What works best for you and your other rider? My schedule is pretty flexible.
 

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I think it might be best to ride it on a Friday or so, not the weekend. Might get dusty with jeepers.
How about May 3rd?
I'll have to see if I can get it off work and I might get in trouble for missing my granddaughters birthday party.
 
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