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Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« on: October 22, 2018, 08:43:57 AM »
It was soooooo much fun this year that I want to do it again next year!!

Specific dates to be determined, but somewhere in the September 15 - October 31 time frame.

If there is enough interest, I might reserve a group camping site in Arches for a few days and a group site in the Needles district of Canyonlands for another few days.  We could also spend several days at the Canyonlands RV Campground in town, as ths central location is pretty nice.

SEE YOU IN MOAB!!!  :)

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 08:47:20 AM »
PTF - question...if we camp in Arches NP do we have to line up with everyone at the gate every time we go in and out or is there a different line for campers?

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 10:31:45 AM »
PTF.  I learned this trip that I need to get serious about getting into better shape.  Puttingy back out was totally from not maintaining core strength as I need to.  Goal for next year is to be able to hike and not pay for it physically.  Also to remember to bring a chair.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 03:09:17 PM »
I'm interested for 2019.

Specific dates to be determined, but somewhere in the September 15 - October 31 time frame.
I'll vote for an earlier date in that range.  i.e. mid-Sept or shortly thereafter would be great
I'm just wondering if any of the people who were tenting it for the Oct 18-22, 2018 meetup, found the nights chilly?

Moab, UT Weather - Historical Averages - High/Low

15-Sep   83/52 F   28/11 C
22-Sep   80/49 F   27/10 C
29-Sep   76/46 F   25/8  C
06-Oct   73/43 F   23/6  C
13-Oct   70/40 F   21/5  C
20-Oct   66/37 F   19/3  C
27-Oct   62/34 F   17/1  C


Actually, by 2019 I may not be car camping / tenting anymore.
Perhaps by then, I'll have purchased some sort of travel trailer.  We'll see.  :)



NinetyFour, I'm looking forward to Moab 2019.
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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 10:07:40 PM »
I am looking forward to the next Moab FIRE Meetup.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 05:27:22 PM »
I'm in!

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 05:29:15 PM »
I'm just wondering if any of the people who were tenting it for the Oct 18-22, 2018 meetup, found the nights chilly?

My GF was in Moab camping during the cool nights and had no issues. She said it was lovely in the day and at night she was either around a campfire or in her warm sleeping bag.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2018, 05:35:07 PM »
Thanks R-C.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 05:37:01 PM »
Couldn't make it in 2018, PTF so I can hopefully make it for 2019.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 07:34:07 PM »
After an amazing Moab 2018 meetup, I am definitely interested in going to a Moab 2019 meetup. Let's hope the dates work out for me. FOMO and all of that...

PTF.  I learned this trip that I need to get serious about getting into better shape.  Puttingy back out was totally from not maintaining core strength as I need to.  Goal for next year is to be able to hike and not pay for it physically.  Also to remember to bring a chair.

Me too! I am in somewhat OK shape for sea-level Florida standards, but I realized on this trip that I need to up my game to keep up with the Coloradans.

I'm just wondering if any of the people who were tenting it for the Oct 18-22, 2018 meetup, found the nights chilly?

My GF was in Moab camping during the cool nights and had no issues. She said it was lovely in the day and at night she was either around a campfire or in her warm sleeping bag.

As a Florida girl with a decent sleeping bag, I fared very well in the "cold" Moab nights. The first night was the coldest, as it dipped down to 28F I believe. It did feel cold out, but I felt warm and cozy with a sleeping bag and a hat on. It warmed up a little on the other nights. The days were very pleasant for hiking.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 07:01:06 PM »
My wife and I are planning a multi-month tour of the US in 2019. We'll likely be near Moab in the Fall and it would be cool to meet some other forum members. I definitely plan to stop at MMM H Q if possible and shake Pete's hand/thank him for creating something that enabled us to reach financial independence.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 02:19:07 PM »
I'm really glad to see so much interest in this already.

Perhaps it's because I am not a big fan of winter, and also because I miss all the folks I met last Fall in Moab, but I am ALREADY looking forward to the Moab 2019 Meetup.

Regarding @avrex 's question about temperatures, I actually did find it a bit chilly.  It was rare that I was able to actually not be wearing a jacket.  That said, it was fine, and being around the campfire was quite nice in the evenings.  I was plenty warm while sleeping also.  My preference, though, would be for warmer temps.

A couple of calendar considerations:

* It appears that lots of schools in Utah (including the Salt Lake District) will have their Fall Break October 17 and 18.  Some schools will also have October 21 off.  So I strongly suggest that we avoid that weekend.

* Some folks' schedules might be affected by Indigenous Peoples' Day (or Columbus Day (October 14) in some areas).


I wonder if something like this might work:

How about the first full weekend of October?  Say October 3 - 8 at the Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground (in downtown Moab)?  Is that too close to the camp in Toronto?

I would also be interested in reserving campsites in Arches NP or in Canyonlands NP (the Needles District) if anyone wants to join me there.  This could happen either before or after the downtown meetup.  The reservations for Arches or Canyonlands would have to be done 6 months prior.

Let me know what you think!  :)

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2018, 02:23:11 PM »
PTF - question...if we camp in Arches NP do we have to line up with everyone at the gate every time we go in and out or is there a different line for campers?

RC--I was not aware of any separate line for folks who were already camped inside the park, so I think the answer is that everyone must wait in the same line.  Personally, I think that camping in the park is best suited for those who would want to just stay in the park rather than drive in and out each day.  As you know (but others may not), the Arches NP Campground is ~25 miles from downtown Moab.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2018, 03:49:32 PM »
Count me in, compadre! I like avoiding the Utah school holiday/any holiday idea to minimize crowds.