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Riding => Trip Planning => Topic started by: greatbuffalo on December 21, 2019, 03:38:21 PM

Title: Moab Fall 2020 ****RESCHEDULED****
Post by: greatbuffalo on December 21, 2019, 03:38:21 PM
7/16/20 Rescheduling this trip. I am looking at 11/2/20 thru 11/11/20. More to come.

Thinking......

I rough plan, as is always the case with me, is to travel to Moab area the 3rd or 4th week of April. The plan is to boondock camp in the BLM areas.

Two areas of interest to me in the BLM land just North of Arches NP and the Whitewash Sand dunes area. Figures spend 2 to 3 days at each spot, or pick one location and ride out from there.

I plan to bring my little toy hauler with my two besties and Nathaniel. I think with some judicious use of the 100 gallon water tank, we should be fairly good for the week or maybe a dump and fill in between spots if we move. 

This will be my first outing boondocking with the RV so I'm sure it will be a learning experience. Any advice on camping spots and plain old sage advice is always welcome.

Putting out the word to any and all who would like to join in the fun. Good riding, good times, good grub and great beer will be the order of this trip.

Please post your thoughts and comments
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: locopny on December 21, 2019, 05:32:56 PM
Intriguing at this point.

Big bike friendly AT? or something smaller like my XL600?

Definite maybe consider at this point.  Might be able to combine this with a work trip to make it so I could do it
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: Wacked on December 21, 2019, 05:55:52 PM

I'd prefer the 4th week / Small bike.  No issues boondocking. 

 ......  Ooops, maybe you weren't inviting me

......   but then again, who's gonna ride with Nathanial and the mighty Beta?  :evil

Wacked
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on December 21, 2019, 07:16:46 PM
Yes Brad, your invited  :) And yes, Nathaniel may need a devil on his shoulder.  :evil

Ya know, big bike... little bike... chose your own adventure really. We don't all have to ride as one group. I know in previous visits to Moab I have ridden with the group on a small bike, then out on my own shooting photos on my KLR and one trip was all big bike. I can't say I am looking to hurt myself so the terrain I choose to ride may be tame in comparison to what others want to ride.
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: Kevin on December 22, 2019, 01:03:11 PM
I might be game, its been many years since I have been to Moab... I have tentative plans to rid the Nevada 200 April 17, 18 & 19, but who knows... 
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on December 22, 2019, 11:37:44 PM
Would be right on the way back Kevin.
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: Kevin on December 24, 2019, 10:48:18 AM
Keep me posted!
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on December 24, 2019, 06:37:33 PM
Just keep your eyes peeled here
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on February 02, 2020, 05:16:03 PM
Been doing some research keeping the enthusiasm of this trip alive. Just downloaded the Avena Moab bundle, about 20 bucks. Gonna come in handy.

Tentative plans: April 26 - May 1.  I plan on leaving the Hills either late Friday, the 24th or very early the 25th. Will be slower going pulling a toyhauler without burning TOO much fuel. May even take a siesta a long the way. Try to arrive Saturday afternoon and and get set up. Finish setting up on Sunday the 26th and do some light riding.

May, depending on the will of the people, ride there a few days and then pull out to White Wash Sand Dunes and ride there a couple days. Then pull out of there late Friday afternoon or early Saturday Morning.

Understand these plans are always subject to change depending on the will of the people.  :)

Been doing some thinking and talking to the guys and figured that Most of what we, Paul, Joel and I, will be more scenic stuff with the odd challenge thrown in. There many opportunities for that and more difficult stuff in a close proximity to camp. We figured that Nathaniel could ride with Brad if he feels like beaten up.  ;D ;D ;D

Just to begin with I think one day will be spent on the White Rim Trail. Nathaniel and I have already done it and I know Brad has too. There is not much more of iconic trail with epic vistas that the White Rim has to offer and Paul and joel, and myself, and will want lots of photos.

Also in the area is the Monitor and Merrimac Loop area, Hidden Canyon, Rim of the Rim road, Copper Ridge, and Long Valley on the East side of Arches. That's just to name a few. Gemini Bridges is just to the south as well as the infamous Metal Masher.  So many choices.
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There is also a thought of spending a couple days at White Wash Sand Dune area. This place is a blast to ride and hone your sand riding skills. The riding is fun and the scenery is spectacular. Evenings on the bluff as the sun goes down, with a beer in your hand, is magical. Other trails in the area are, Deadcow Wash, Mary's, and No Name Mesa just to name a few. Crystal Geyser Jeep Trail also goes out of here. Crystal Geyser has been one of the things I've wanted to see but never gotten there. There is a Motorcycle trail that run sort of parallel to it but unsure of the bike breaking capability of that trail. It runs straight through the White Sands Missile Range. That could really break a bike.  ;D

Anyway, Just trying to put some ideas out there and to let you all know I have not abandoned this idea.   
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: locopny on February 02, 2020, 09:24:03 PM
Crystal geyser is a cool place.  Camped there years ago just to see it around 2am.
Thanks for bringing it up to the front again.
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: Kevin on February 04, 2020, 07:24:50 AM
I will be back through that area returning from the Nevada 200 probably the 20th or 21st.  Looks like I will just miss you all.
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: sprout on February 09, 2020, 08:56:10 PM
I am going to try to make it.I am unsure if I will be able to keep up with Brad and his "girls" bike. I will try though!! ;)
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: Fletch on February 10, 2020, 08:43:02 AM
hmm... this is tempting...
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: Wacked on February 23, 2020, 08:00:51 PM

Just reached out to my buddy Dave U. in Wyoming ......      He's in for Moab!   

Geez - that's only 2mos out.

He's 4 weeks post-surgery so he'll be riding the lighter-duty stuff.  He'll be binging his newly kitted-out 701


Wacked
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on February 24, 2020, 05:39:51 PM
Very Cool!
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: Kevin on March 21, 2020, 03:51:21 PM
The Nevada 200 is postponed until October.  I want to go somewhere and ride so bad I can taste it... :o
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 21, 2020, 04:47:20 PM
Still planning this trip but read something yesterday that could throw a monkey wrench into the works.

https://www.aspendailynews.com/news/moab-area-closes-hotels-campgrounds-to-slow-spread-of-covid/article_0389119c-68c1-11ea-8de6-7749ef3ddc45.html

Still trying to figure out what they are saying. First they say they aren't taking reservations at hotels and campgrounds for 30 days. They are also saying this means on public lands. Does this mean pay sites on public lands or does this also include BLM boondocking sites as well. I will see what I can find out on Monday regarding this. The hope its just for the 30 days and then it will be over. read several places where this is being pushed by the small rural hospital in town being worried about an influx of more than they can handle and I get that. The service industry there is supportive but not for long.

Anyway, just throwing this out there for info. I will keep an eye on the situation, gather all the info I can and hope for the best.

Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: Wacked on March 29, 2020, 09:29:36 AM

Hmmm ......

Last week I had "travel guidelines/restrictions" placed on me from work......  its a healthcare thing.

These guidelines impact how and if I visit my out of state kids and elderly parents.  It will certainly impacts how I go screw around on a motorcycle in Utah. 

I probably need to bow out.  The distance and hoops of getting this ride approved likely will not happen for me.

Hope I can do this trip vicariously through one of you all's!

Wacked
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 29, 2020, 04:50:08 PM
Not sure if it will happen for anyone. I'm holding out but understand the position you are in, my situation is similar but not as restricted. Damn virus

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Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 31, 2020, 05:49:54 PM
In evaluating the current state of affairs I have made the decision to cancel the Moab trip for this spring. Moab and the surrounding area have been shut down and I really don't see that changing before before this trip is supposed to happen.

I am hoping that maybe we can try again again in the fall. maybe around Fall Rally time. 
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020 *** CANCELLED ***
Post by: locopny on March 31, 2020, 09:30:55 PM
Understandable...however unpleasant.


"Damn virus" - someone I know
Title: Re: Moab Spring 2020 *** CANCELLED ***
Post by: Kevin on April 01, 2020, 07:55:05 AM
Responsible call, thanks.
Title: Re: Moab Fall 2020 ****RESCHEDULED****
Post by: greatbuffalo on July 17, 2020, 01:53:20 AM
Has been rescheduled for Oct. 2nd - 11th

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Title: Re: Moab Fall 2020 ****RESCHEDULED****
Post by: sandhillrider on July 17, 2020, 07:50:40 AM
Would love to go but doubt I’ll have a T7 by then.
Really wouldn’t fit in on the Beta.
Will try for 2021 or 2022 whenever Yamaha sends me one.
Title: Re: Moab Fall 2020 ****RESCHEDULED****
Post by: greatbuffalo on July 17, 2020, 08:24:16 AM
Yes you would.

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Title: Re: Moab Fall 2020 ****RESCHEDULED****
Post by: Kevin on July 17, 2020, 02:38:49 PM
COVID permitting I will be riding in Nevada with Scot Harden and company Oct 9 - 11.