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By Pat Erley
From Gunnison, CO
Oct 15, 2012
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I am going to the moab area for 5 days with my brother, who is fit but is not a climber. I had a recent shoulder injury that limits my climbing to straightforward 5.8. I am looking for some fun hikes/canyons outside of any national parks (I have a dog) or easy multi-pitch/towers. Every time I have gone to moab, I have only climbed. I was thinking ice cream parlor for a day or so, and then....? I know people do this all the time, but I am at a loss. Any advice on pretty much any activity besides boating would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. Pat


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By Goldsmith
From Ithaca, New York
Oct 15, 2012

Rent bikes from any one of the many bike shops in town and go do slickrock or another local trail. A rental should only set you back 35-45 for the whole day and the riding around Moab is awesome.


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By John D
Oct 15, 2012

Mtn Biking? last time I went to Moab I went skydiving which was fun SkyDivine Canyonlands there's also 4 wheeling and extreme hammocking


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Oct 15, 2012
Me scaring years off my mom's life

You serious? Needles district in Canyonlands - rent Jeeps and hit Fins and Things - drive over Hoorah Pass - drive out Potash road and then THROUGH Canyonlands - Fiery Furnace in Arches - mountain bike Amasaback - get down to Monument Valley - tons to do in Moab without climbing.


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By Kevin Nicastro
From Denver, Co
Oct 15, 2012

I did prime-evil canyon (not sure if that's the right name) last week. Start on the slick rock side, 3 hour hike with two rappels through beautiful canyons, end up at negro bill canyon. after the rain last friday there might be some water to wade through which only adds to the adventure.


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By CraigS.
Oct 15, 2012

+1 Austin.

BTW - Ice cream parlor is a great place for easy beginner climbs.


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Oct 15, 2012
Me scaring years off my mom's life

Kevin Nicastro wrote:
I did prime-evil canyon (not sure if that's the right name) last week. Start on the slick rock side, 3 hour hike with two rappels through beautiful canyons, end up at negro bill canyon. after the rain last friday there might be some water to wade through which only adds to the adventure.


Medieval Chamber is what Kevin is talking about - www.summitpost.org/morning-glory-aka-medieval-chamber/394414

You might also try rappelling off of Looking Glass Arch. It's a mellow 5.4 scramble up the side of it.


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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 15, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.

UTV's are a lot of fun. Rent the Razr900 but get the top of the line insurance. I blew the motor in a 570 and my buddy rolled his 900. Lots of fun though for a half a day!


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By Pat Erley
From Gunnison, CO
Oct 15, 2012
me

Great, thanks for the advice everyone! keep it comin! Could I make it over hoorah pass in a stock tacoma?


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By Pat Erley
From Gunnison, CO
Oct 15, 2012
me

Looks like it is indeed doable in a prius.


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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 15, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.

Have you done any slot canyons? I might be going down there next month with my wife and she probably won't want to climb everyday either, anyone have any information on easy slot canyons this time of the year?


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By JCM
From Golden, CO
Oct 15, 2012

If you have some extra cash to spend, go tandem BASE jumping with Steph Davis and Mario Richard. They are the only company in the US (maybe the world?) to offer it. Gauranteed to be memorable.

moabbaseadventures.com/


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Oct 15, 2012
Me scaring years off my mom's life

NickinCO wrote:
Have you done any slot canyons? I might be going down there next month with my wife and she probably won't want to climb everyday either, anyone have any information on easy slot canyons this time of the year?


Nothing really good down in Moab. Pleiades is the best canyon there but it's a summertime canyon. Medieval Chamber has a couple of nice rappels but there aren't really any good slots. Best canyons near Moab are near Hanksville, about 40 miles west.


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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 15, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.

oops nevermind, $400 pp!

Jon Moen wrote:
If you have some extra cash to spend, go tandem BASE jumping with Steph Davis and Mario Richard. They are the only company in the US (maybe the world?) to offer it. Gauranteed to be memorable. moabbaseadventures.com/


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By JCM
From Golden, CO
Oct 15, 2012

NickinCO wrote:
oops nevermind, $400 pp!


Hence the "if you have some extra cash." Way out of my price range, but it would be pretty cool to do if you were willing to shell out.


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By NickinCO
From colorado
Oct 15, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.

Jon Moen wrote:
Hence the "if you have some extra cash." Way out of my price range, but it would be pretty cool to do if you were willing to shell out.


especially if you were strapped to steph hahaha.. At first I thought it was $100/pp but that's for their guiding service.


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By Vaughne
Oct 15, 2012

NickinCO wrote:
Have you done any slot canyons? I might be going down there next month with my wife and she probably won't want to climb everyday either, anyone have any information on easy slot canyons this time of the year?

Check out Toms Canyoneering Guide
You might have to drive a bit though, I don't think there is much around Moab.


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