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Behind the Rocks, a maze of fins and canyons just over the hill from Moab, is in my experience about as spectacular as any part of the canyon country. See here and here for trip reports.
Update Feb. 27: Room is still available on this trip.
I would like to announce the sixth edition of our very successful trips to Moab. We didn’t go in November 2013, and I missed it, even thought I was on a great adventure in Antarctica. So I look forward to returning in November 2014 after a year’s hiatus.
As before, we will establish a base in a large, comfortable house in Moab, and from there mountain bike, hike, and scramble in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the wild country immediately around Moab like Behind the Rocks. Some of our most rugged adventures takes us no more than two miles from home, yet lies deep in the wilderness. A report of the 2010 trip can be found at: http://lamountaineers.org/237.html ,
The activity level can be moderately strenuous and includes optional semi-technical activities, up to low-angle rope work, but there will be less strenuous and non-technical options also. Not to mention the mountain bikers thrashing themselves, but that is up to them.
The trip will run from Thursday Nov. 6 through Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, getting away on Thursday at times that will vary car to car. The drive from Los Alamos is about 6 1/2 hours driving straight through.The 11th is a Lab holiday, and Friday the 7th is a "B" day off (trade your Friday?).
After the daytime adventuring, we will socialize in the evening with dinners together, either potluck or hitting the town. We will carpool to Moab to minimize driving expenses and not overstrain the parking.
The lodging is called the Moab Retreat House, and details can be found at www.moabretreat.com. I have rented both sides of the house, north and south, with five bedrooms each.
Please let me know if you are interested in this outing. To hold a spot, please send me a deposit of $75 per person. Early signups will get preferred bedroom spots. Final payment will be due by August 1. Depending on the quality of accommodation and just how full we fill the house, costs should be between $100 and $200 per person for the 5 nights (generally no discount for shorter stays, and why would you want to miss the fun anyway?).