A good nights sleep with the help of the Elevation First Cast pony keg I brought with me. Some morning breakfast discussion over where we would ride today and the decision is Klondike Bluffs. Though there have been trails in this area for a while, a lot has been added. It’s also an area I had never been to.
Again, we are treated to various types of terrain. From dusty singletrack to slickrock.
Rather than put the whole trip in one post, I am going to split it up by days.
I’ve been going to Moab with my friends for quite a few years now. Last year we took a break and went to Vernal, UT instead. It was then we realized how much we missed Moab and decided a Spring trip was in order. We didn’t put a lot of thought into what trails we would ride on what day, we just left that up to a short group discussion over beer. I secured a cabin in Canyonlands RV Park. Again, something new for us. This park is right in the center of town and walking distance from everything. In the past we’ve stayed at Moab Valley RV, at the North end of town. While Canyonlands RV is convenient, the clientele left a bit to be desired. It seemed a bit off-beat redneck for me and loaded with Jeepers who felt it necessary to get an early start with their muffler-less rock crawlers. None-the-less, a bed, showers, and beer helped ease some of that.
We packed my truck and left on Saturday morning, discussing what trail we would ride that day. At first the talk was of an easier ride for day one. After checking in, we threw that notion away and headed to Amasa Back. Our interested were peaked by the addition of new trails.
As the title says, this is about a New Moab. New trails and a new new friend riding with us in Moab for the first time. It’s always fun to show people why we keep coming back.
We headed up Hymasa trail. This is a new way up which avoids the Jeep road. I always liked the Jeep road. I thought it was fun, but as this was the end of Jeep week, it was better to avoid the road. The trail was fun, though I think less technical than the Jeep road. The weather was amazing!