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    Moab! Without highways. The last week of October I want to go from Grand Junction into Moab via the desert and crossing the Dolores River on Monday or tuesday, do a couple of Moab classics like Fins n' Things, Seven Mile Rim and Dome Plateau, maybe some hiking, then leave via Onion Creek / John Brown Canyon on Thursday or Friday before the crowds arrive. It's a quiet time in Moab, relatively, and the weather should be great.

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    Consider me as registering my interest here.

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    innerested

    `mentioned would check some boxes.
    Dolores River
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    There's always the rimrocker trail...

    https://rimrockertrail.org/
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    interested

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    I'm interested but it's too early for me to commit.

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    If I understand this map correctly there is dispersed camping allowed in the Dome Plateau area? I'm somewhat hesitant to camp in the established campsites in moab, considering dispersed or might just do 2 or 3 nights at a hotel.

    https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/fi...oabCamping.pdf

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    Late October should be good time for camping. Could always camp up in the La Sal forest (dispersed) as well.

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    uh, yes please!

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    You can't dispersed camp within 20 miles of Moab, Dewey Bridge is 32.4 miles from Moab according to google maps. This map is pretty clear, looks like anywhere up by Top of the World, Dome Plateau, is fair game. I'm going to hold off deciding on camping or hotel based on weather when the time comes. Dates and trails and such are still flexible.

    https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/fi...al%20pages.pdf

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    Subscribed.

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    If not camping I would have considered this. Bummer, but will keep watching in case things change.
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    Interested, will watch this thread
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    No worries, Tom, we can all go together through the desert and split up for the night once in Moab. I'm still strongly considering a hotel, might even make a refundable reservation today for two nights just to have it. I really like having a shower in Moab! We don't have to be joined at the hip when we're there either, just plan for trail meetups when we want to and for the trek back to CO, or just leave Moab whenever / however anyone wants. It's all flexible and there's no reason we can't have people doing different things.

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    Paul previously posted:
    "I really like having a shower in Moab!"

    This is why I carried 6 extra gallons of water in May and brought a battery-powered shower and a shower tent. It was glorious.

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    if i go i'll be doing a hotel

    sounds like i'll be getting my truck back before the end of September so here's hoping there are no setbacks

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    ...work BS...

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    ...work BS...

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    Work is all good, I am free, this is happening. Anyone interested in this for next weekend or the one after? I can take either friday-sunday off, or if anyone wants to do weekdays I can do Nov 17 Wed- ??. Meet up in Grand Junction at Bangs Canyon around noon on Friday (flexible) and go throught the desert, across the Dolores river and into Moab. It's an historically good time to cross the river, it is historically low this year. I was just in Grand Junction for a few days and the nights were really cold, not sure about camping or hotel yet... also want to see what the weather is.

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