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By JRivers
From Flagstaff, Arizona
Mar 20, 2012

So I'm moving to Moab from Flagstaff, AZ to be a river guide on the Green and Colorado, specifically Cataract Canyon, Desolation, and Westwater... Is there anything I should know? I know its a small town, I'll be moving there from one so thats no big deal... Also I understand the liqour laws can be tough to swallow, but also no big deal... Do you guys think I could camp out all summer? What are the nights like? Is it just typical desert? Hot days, cool nights? Do you guys experience monsoon season like AZ does in late summer? If im car camping I dont want anyone fucking with me, dont think id be too worried anywhere in Utah... Any tips would be appreciated...

Also I understand there is great mountain biking, what type of mtb should i get? I used to have a XC but it got stolen and was leaning towards getting a DownHill, but would that be a huge mistake in Moab?


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By ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Mar 20, 2012
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Lot of people do camp out all summer but it does get hot. If you don't mind driving camping up in the La Sals during the summer is very nice and free. I wouldn't worry about rain.

As far as a bike, I don't do that shit, wayy to dangerous (for me anyway). Lots of suspension would be my advice though.

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By Bob Dobalina
Mar 20, 2012

Yeah. When you said "camp all summer," I immediately thought about the higher elevation La Sal mountains. You will drive every day though. It gets hotter than the surface of the sun in the Moab valley during summer.
As far as Utah goes, Moab is more like a town in Colorado. There isn't that weirdo conservative mormon vibe that is present elsewhere in Utah.
I wouldn't bother with a full-on DH bike. Get something that you can pedal.


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By Brandon Gottung
From Moab, UT
Mar 27, 2012
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Moab is great for camping out all summer. August is hot - so as others suggested - camping in the LaSaals is the way to when the valley is an incinerator, by the end of July. I camp out for the summers in Moab to keep exploring - it's amazing how much you can get done being 'homeless.'

Shoot me a message if you're looking for a partner in the area (Maverick, Mill Creek, various adventure climbs in the area)


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By JRivers
From Flagstaff, Arizona
Apr 1, 2012

Thanks for the tips guys! Definately just gonna get another cross country bike... And as far as camping, I think ill take your guys advice and go up to the mountains if I cant find a couch to surf on... and check your messages Brandon! Ill definately need some climbing partners while im there, was thinking of getting a silent partner and rig my truck for some rope soloing at pot ash for some quick end of the day gym climbing... but partners for indian creek and I definately want to do some adventure climbing!! Some of my favorite climbs were easy 5.7! All the bushwacking, route finding, R'ish pitches, and the solitude of being the only one out there makes for some of the best experiences!


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