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    Default Moab Nov 17-21



    My daughter and I had a great time in Moab last year when we tagged along with James. We're returning this year at roughly the same time.

    We'll be out there Sat to Weds the week of Thanksgiving, wheeling as much as possible. Planning to wheel all day Sun/Mon/Tues. I've got a friend with a 99 TJ joining us, so there'll be a couple rigs out there.

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    I'm interested - for when temps are comfortable for a top down experience.

    What are temps like at that time of year?

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    It was cool to cold at night (~20F to ~35F), but daytime afternoon temps were in the 55-65F range each day. It was very nice. James camped, and I think he was a bit cold on the coldest night (water froze in his truck). We will be renting a condo or hotel room with the kids, so I'm mostly worried about daytime temps.

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    Also, looking at the historic climate data, it could be expected to be cooler that time of year than we had last year. We may have been lucky and got a warm weekend. Looks like Nov -> Dec has a pretty sharp decline in average daily high and low in that area.

    https://www.usclimatedata.com/climat...tates/usut0165

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    Its an absolutely fabulous time of year for being in Moab and the crowds are non-existent. I would hope to go back again this year with you Trent...and maybe my wife can tag along as well this time. We just got back from Utah a weekend ago - were further west near Hanksville and Capital Reef NP.

    Jim - I'd say top down would be okay during the wheeling day with sun (60's) as your crawling along pretty slowly. I had the windows down on my truck most days (taco due to cracked radiator in the jeep). It was cold at night but bearable with my super warm down bag - the first night was by far the coldest (18F I think) and my 8 gallon jug of water was slushy in the morning. The biggest problem with camping that time of year is the super long darkness - sun sets early and its a lot of hours till the sun rises again and my little backpacking tent doesn't allow for much other laying on the ground. The campground I stayed at had a small inside (heated) sitting room with wifi that I hung out in quite a bit after cooking dinner and did some work on my computer. I can't remember why fires were not allowed - campground rule, temporary ban, etc - but having a firepit to sit around would have been nice for warmth and evening beers.
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    Any thought to move a couple weeks warmer?

    I'd likely hotel it either.

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    With my kids, the week of Thanksgiving is a pretty easy fit (they are off school that entire week anyway). My wife also has some 4th quarter deadlines at work that make vacation tough the few weeks before Thanksgiving. I can't see us going in November unless it is the week of Thanksgiving.

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    Jim previously posted:
    "Any thought to move a couple weeks warmer?

    I'd likely hotel it either."

    I generally have the entire week of Thanksgiving off - although I am always open to a long weekend trip to moab. I can take usually take a Friday off and drive out after work on Thurs for 2 full days of wheeling (or MTBing) and then a partial day on Sun before heading home. I am thinking of doing a trip like that in about a month - although it could be boderline hot.
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    I'm self employed so I can schedule time off with two+ weeks notice. I'm interested and like the thought of not having HOT HOT temps and like the thought of it being fairly empty of people - but I'd like late morning / early evening temps to be comfortable for no-top riding (not adverse to using a coat but it'd be nice to not need one). Hint: see avatar pic from the last Moab trip. I'd probably hotel it, but temps and conditions depending, tenting is an option.

    I'll sit back and see what others pipe up with!

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    Possibility for me as well. Missed last year due to an appointment i couldn't cancel. I would prefer minimal crowds and reasonable temperatures.
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    (I realize that the week of Thanksgiving is the subject here, but related to the time of year/temperature discussion...just wanted to throw out there that we've been going in mid-October (we plan a short wheeling trip - Thurs-Sun - around The Other Half (half marathon)) and the temps are sooooo perfect, and it's not too crowded.)
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    I'd definitely be interested. Been planning to do a camping trip out to Moab this year, so I was thinking tail end of septemeber, early-mid october. Will be following thread to see where this leads.

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    We booked a rental property for Nov 17-21. We'll definitely be out there wheeling Sun, Mon, & Tues. Plan is for a friend with a TJ to come out for the trip also.

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    sounds good Trent - thinking this would be another great trip. It'll be a few months before I know more though.
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    Trent, I wish I could do these dates but I think my wifeís family has something going on in Steamboat springs that week. Iíll ask anyway lol. Also my wife and I are going to Moab in September for some hiking/wheeling Iíll post the dates soon.

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    Chris - I'm interested in the September dates that you're going. Would love to join if it works out. Will be camping so September is more preferable to November for me.

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    Hey jonathon, Weíll be there September 6th through 9th the weekend after Labor Day. You are definitely welcome to join this will be my first trip to Moab so Iím not sure which trails yet. If anyone else is interested Iíll start another thread. Donít want to hi-jack Trentís lol

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    James asked me about this thread in a PM. It's fallen pretty far down the list on trail run planning since I started it several months ago. Bumping it up in case anyone is interested.

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    Bumping this up...

    It looks like my Oct trip to Moab is not going to happen...so thinking of joining Trent for some of this. Also open to putting together a different trip to Moab in later Oct or early Nov. Lets go to Moab!
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    Default Re: Moab in November



    open_circuit previously posted:
    "We booked a rental property for Nov 17-21. We'll definitely be out there wheeling Sun, Mon, & Tues"

    Hard dates.

    Trail plans - set'm out in advance or wing it's?

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