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Moab bike/hike Nov. 7-12

Wed, 2018-11-07
Bill Priedhorsky
(505) 412 0376
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Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

I would like to announce the tenth edition of our very successful trips to Moab. We have been going most Novembers since 2008, and every time has been a great success. The 2014 trip report can be found at

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 lie deep in the wilderness. We keep discovering new places to adventure. For example, I'm interested in returning to the Mill Creek/North Mill Creek wilderness triangle, and the wild country at the north end of Arches National Park.

There will be hiking and biking options each day, with activity levels ranging from easy to hard and technicality from beginner to advanced. Most days there will be an easy, non-technical option, as well as the larger adventures. Every outing will be formally signed out with a trip leader and Mountaineers trip waiver for all participants. If spots become short for the trip, they will be assigned with a preference for those interested in exploring new places on foot.

I have booked the Moab Retreat House from Wednesday November 7 through the Veteran's Day holiday, Monday November 12, 2018. The lodging cost will be the same for all or part of the trip.

After the daytime adventuring, we will socialize in the evening with dinners together, either potluck or hitting the town.

I would like to stress the importance of carpooling, both to express our respect for the environment, and so as not to overstrain the limited parking.

The lodging is called the Moab Retreat House, and details can be found at 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. I've already heard from RL and TT and assume that you are in unless you tell me otherwise. To hold a spot, please send me a deposit of $180 per person, or the estimated total if it is less. Final payment will be due by July 1, 2018. The schedule below should cover lodging costs for the 5-day stay, but if our revenue comes up short, we will make a final collection during the trip. A small gratuity for the house's cleaning crew is also a kind thing to do. Deposits will be refunded only if this can be done without impacting the other participants, whatever the reason for cancellation.

Estimated lodging costs for the 5-night stay (or any part thereof):


                                        Double       Single      Triple

Master bedroom             $375.00      $250.00           

Queen bedroom             $280.00      $225.00           

Basement family room    $225.00     $125.00        

Whole basement S side  N/A            N/A          $425.00            

Understairs nook             N/A           $112.50            

Bunkroom                       $187.50     $141.00

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