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Title: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour 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!!!  :)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Retire-Canada 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?
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss 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.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: avrex 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.  :)

(http://rvtipoftheday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Travel-Trailer-RVer-cartoon.jpg)

NinetyFour, I'm looking forward to Moab 2019.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: aperture on October 22, 2018, 10:07:40 PM
I am looking forward to the next Moab FIRE Meetup.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Dr Kidstache on October 23, 2018, 05:27:22 PM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Retire-Canada 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.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: avrex on October 23, 2018, 05:35:07 PM
Thanks R-C.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: FIFoFum on October 23, 2018, 05:37:01 PM
Couldn't make it in 2018, PTF so I can hopefully make it for 2019.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Daisy 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.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Mr. Green 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.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour 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!  :)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour 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.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Dr Kidstache 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.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on January 20, 2019, 12:54:56 PM
OK, I am now leaning towards something like September 26 - October 1 at the Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground (https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/west/utah/canyonlands-rv-resort-campground/).

This would avoid holidays and Utah school breaks.  Also, it would give people who may want to camp in Arches NP or Canyonlands NP a chance to do that either before or after our CRVR&C meetup without running into Indigenous Peoples' Day or the Utah school holiday.

As I may have mentioned earlier, the CRVR&C has a very generous cancellation policy (do make sure you read it if/when you reserve your site).

For folks who may not have camping gear, the CRVR&C has cabins.  Each cabin can sleep 6 people.  Sharing a cabin with at least a couple other people could be a pretty affordable option.  You can see all the information at the CRVR&C website.

Another option:  some people (like me) might be able to bring extra tents, pillows, sleeping bags, etc.

If the pricing is like it was last year, the sites get more expensive the closer we get to September, so it's best to make your reservations early.



Regarding camping at Arches NP and/or Canyonlands NP, I am willing to try to reserve a group site, but I cannot do that until 6 months prior.  I would also need some financial commitment from at least a few other people before I would want to plunk down $$ for a group site.

Let me know any thoughts/suggestions you might have.  I am already looking forward to this!!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Cherry Lane on January 20, 2019, 01:22:04 PM
94, you know me well enough to know I'm gonna need you to bring my supplies in exchange for my perfect score on the capitals quiz. :P

Only if she also correctly places them on a map.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on January 20, 2019, 01:27:31 PM
Yep--MJ, I will lend you a sleeping bag if you get 35 of the state capitols correct.  A pillow if you score 45.  Better start studying.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: happy on January 20, 2019, 04:39:01 PM
PTF, although I will fail the capitols quiz.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on January 21, 2019, 06:21:02 PM
PTF, although I will fail the capitols quiz.

No worries.  Maybe you can teach us the capitols of the states in Australia.  :)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on January 21, 2019, 06:29:49 PM
Just wanted to get the attention of the folks who attended last year and maybe get their feedback on this year's tentative plans.

@aperture
@WorkingToUnwind
@2Saving4Life
@Dr Kidstache
@CanuckExpat
@Daisy
@Financial Ascensionist
@kudy
@5Years2Freedom
@shadowmoss
@Mayan

(Hope I didn't forget anyone!)

OK, I am now leaning towards something like September 26 - October 1 at the Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground (https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/west/utah/canyonlands-rv-resort-campground/).

This would avoid holidays and Utah school breaks.  Also, it would give people who may want to camp in Arches NP or Canyonlands NP a chance to do that either before or after our CRVR&C meetup without running into Indigenous Peoples' Day or the Utah school holiday.

As I may have mentioned earlier, the CRVR&C has a very generous cancellation policy (do make sure you read it if/when you reserve your site).

For folks who may not have camping gear, the CRVR&C has cabins.  Each cabin can sleep 6 people.  Sharing a cabin with at least a couple other people could be a pretty affordable option.  You can see all the information at the CRVR&C website.

Another option:  some people (like me) might be able to bring extra tents, pillows, sleeping bags, etc.

If the pricing is like it was last year, the sites get more expensive the closer we get to September, so it's best to make your reservations early.



Regarding camping at Arches NP and/or Canyonlands NP, I am willing to try to reserve a group site, but I cannot do that until 6 months prior.  I would also need some financial commitment from at least a few other people before I would want to plunk down $$ for a group site.

Let me know any thoughts/suggestions you might have.  I am already looking forward to this!!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on January 21, 2019, 08:16:56 PM
As of now I plan to show up whenever it is scheduled.  I have no set schedule for that time of year, so I'll plan around this trip.  Not sure how much or how long, but I'll help out as I can.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: 2Saving4Life on January 22, 2019, 09:25:44 AM
Since we had to leave early in October, we weren't able to participate in any of the actual meetup.  We did get to have dinner and a hike with the early birds (you and daisy).  That was a great hike, I wish we were more prepared and could have kept going up that valley.  It was great to meet you both! 

As far as next year, we're still trying to figure out tomorrow, I wouldn't want to commit to anything in the fall.  We are trying to create better plans but they keep changing, part of the process I guess when we're learning to be full time RVers.  Both of us would really like to go back to Moab in the fall, so we will definitely keep this in mind, but it's too early for us to commit.  Put us down as possible attendees.  Late September would fit our timeline of heading South for winter.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on January 22, 2019, 10:25:24 AM
Since we had to leave early in October, we weren't able to participate in any of the actual meetup.  We did get to have dinner and a hike with the early birds (you and daisy).  That was a great hike, I wish we were more prepared and could have kept going up that valley.  It was great to meet you both! 

I know.  So sad that you had to leave.  I hope DH's family is doing OK after the sudden loss of his dad.  :(

As far as next year, we're still trying to figure out tomorrow, I wouldn't want to commit to anything in the fall. 

What??  It's only 247 days away!!!  ;-)

We are trying to create better plans but they keep changing, part of the process I guess when we're learning to be full time RVers.  Both of us would really like to go back to Moab in the fall, so we will definitely keep this in mind, but it's too early for us to commit.  Put us down as possible attendees.  Late September would fit our timeline of heading South for winter.

I'm glad that late September might work for you.  I'd love to see both of you again.  Hopefully, you'd be able to stick around and meet a bunch of others as well.  It was so fun last year--just sorry you were not able to stay.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Caoineag on January 22, 2019, 01:07:31 PM
I'd like to be a possible attendee but will make no commitments yet as last year was our 1st year as full-time rvers and none of the travel plans worked as originally planned. We are hoping this year will be a bit more reasonable. So far January has been sedate so we have great hopes.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on February 12, 2019, 09:16:02 AM
I have now made a reservation for a Deluxe Tent site at Canyonlands RV Resort and Campground (https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/west/utah/canyonlands-rv-resort-campground/) for September 25 - October 1.

I would encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible if you have any interest in this meetup, as this campground does fill up.  They have a very generous cancellation policy.

I am very excited about spending time in Moab again!!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: ToTheMoon on February 17, 2019, 12:35:50 PM
Hey @NinetyFour.

Did you reserve under a group name, or just an individual site?  I would like to think we will try again this year!

TTM
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on February 17, 2019, 06:10:14 PM
Hey @NinetyFour.

Did you reserve under a group name, or just an individual site?  I would like to think we will try again this year!

TTM

Hey TTM--I'm so glad to hear that you might try to make it this year!!

I just reserved a single site for my truck/camper.  I have one of the "Deluxe Tent" sites.  They weren't willing to tell me which exact site.  At the website, you can download a map of the place.  Let me know if you have any questions!  :)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Mr. Green on April 27, 2019, 07:58:11 AM
Still very interested in the Fall 2019 edition. My wife and I are in Moab right now as part of our trip. We'll be making a big loop up north then back down the West Coast and the meet dates fall within our trip plans. Is the date fairly certain at this point?
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on April 30, 2019, 10:16:34 AM
Still very interested in the Fall 2019 edition. My wife and I are in Moab right now as part of our trip. We'll be making a big loop up north then back down the West Coast and the meet dates fall within our trip plans. Is the date fairly certain at this point?

Hi--great news that you are still interested.  I bet you are enjoying some nice weather in Moab right now.

I have already reserved a spot at the campground for myself Sept 25 - Oct 1.  I would encourage anyone who wants to stay there to make their reservations ASAP, as they will fill up.  They have a VERY generous cancellation policy.

Of course, there are other lodging options, too.  Last year, a couple people stayed in a nearby hostel, a couple stayed on the streets of Moab in their van (in stealth mode), etc.

Also, there is no rule about arriving on the 25th and/or departing on the 1st.  Last year, some folks stayed 2 days, some stayed a week, some just for a few hours!  It was VERY informal.  I would, however, try to avoid the weekend of Oct 19, as lots of Utah schools are on a break Thurs - Mon.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on April 30, 2019, 10:28:41 AM
@aperture
@WorkingToUnwind
@2Saving4Life
@Dr Kidstache
@CanuckExpat
@Daisy
@Financial Ascensionist
@kudy
@5Years2Freedom
@shadowmoss
@Mayan
@ToTheMoon
@Cherry Lane
@MonkeyJenga
@Caoineag

Just wanted to bump this thread and remind anyone who is interested to make their Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground (https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/west/utah/canyonlands-rv-resort-campground/) reservations ASAP.  They have a VERY generous cancellation policy.  And they will fill up!

Of course, there are other lodging options, too.  A hostel, LOTS of hotels, other campgrounds, etc.  The campground we used last year (the one mentioned above) is centrally located, and is a very short walk from a big grocery store.  So the convenience is nice.

I reserved a site (just for me--as it will only accommodate my Rig) for Sept 25 - Oct 1.  Feel free to drift in and out during that time frame.  Last year, it was quite an informal meetup, with different arrangements of people making daily plans for bike riding, hiking, or just hanging out in town or at the campground.

Moab is awesome and I hope lots of people can make it to this meetup!

Here are some pics to whet your appetite:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7810/47407738882_818e556362_k.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7825/47460717351_2ef1f6ee91_k.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/7824/46737521914_cfca22adbb_k.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7926/46545695685_10f408ae31_k.jpg)

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Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: couponvan on April 30, 2019, 02:37:18 PM
This sounds promising - gear list recommended??  Also - what airport is best? I've got miles to spend.  But --- I don't wanna sleep on the ground if there are snakes.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: ToTheMoon on April 30, 2019, 02:47:07 PM
We booked a campsite weeks ago!  Still not sure if we will be able to pull it off, but we remain hopeful  :)  First we need to make it back from the Baja, hopefully with Truck Norris in one piece!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on April 30, 2019, 07:22:12 PM
This sounds promising - gear list recommended??  Also - what airport is best? I've got miles to spend.  But --- I don't wanna sleep on the ground if there are snakes.

Wooooo!!  Glad you are interested!

Some folks fly into Salt Lake and then rent a car.  Grand Junction, Colorado also has a small airport, and I know that it flies Delta--other airlines too, but I don't know what they are.

Gear depends on where you will stay and what you want to do. 

The campground does have small cabins, which are pretty basic, but at least that way, you wouldn't have to bring/find a tent.  The cabins have 2 sets of bunkbeds, and a screened porch, but no water.  Everyone in the campground uses a couple of large restroom facilities (with showers).

Also, as I mentioned above, there are LOTS of hotels in Moab--maybe you have some hotel points, too?

If you DO want to sleep in a tent, I have 2 that I could bring.  One is just a one person, and the other is supposedly for 2 people.  You can use the bigger one.  :)

Anyway, basic gear would be comfortable walking/hiking shoes (you don't need hiking boots, but you should have some shoes that will be comfortable and stable for a 2 - 3 hour hike--if you want to do that); a sunhat; maybe a small pack so that you can carry water, snacks, sunscreen; a warm layer of clothes for evenings around the campfire; a warm jacket for evenings; a rain jacket; flip flops for the shower (maybe I'm the only one who doesn't like to use public showers barefoot).....

Some of stuff I can lend to you:  small backpack, rain jacket, down jacket, hat, gloves, neck gaiter, blankets, sheets, pillows, towels, utensils, etc.  You'll just have to let me know what you need.

Oh, and I have never seen a snake in Utah.  That doesn't mean they're not there, though...  And I have only seen a few in my 20 years in Colorado.

We booked a campsite weeks ago!  Still not sure if we will be able to pull it off, but we remain hopeful  :)  First we need to make it back from the Baja, hopefully with Truck Norris in one piece!


Yay!!  I really hope you can make it.  But yes, get back home from Baja first!  ;-)

I'm out, unfortunately. No miles, and flights alone will use up my vacation budget for the year.

Bummer!!  Have any friends with lots of miles?  Sometimes reimbursing a friend for "sharing" miles with you is cheaper than buying a ticket...

You could always reserve something at the campground now and then cancel later....  ;-)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on May 01, 2019, 12:24:30 PM
I'm officially in! Just booked plane tickets and a rental car. DH and I will be motel-ing it within walking distance of the campground. We will arrive Friday the 27th and checking out Monday the 30th.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on May 01, 2019, 01:35:35 PM
I'm officially in! Just booked plane tickets and a rental car. DH and I will be motel-ing it within walking distance of the campground. We will arrive Friday the 27th and checking out Monday the 30th.

WOOHOO!!!!  😎😁🥾🧗‍♀️
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on May 03, 2019, 09:05:48 PM
Just reserved a back tent site.  This is out of character for me, reserving this far in advance.  Now to get into shape to be able to do some hiking there.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on May 03, 2019, 09:53:18 PM
Just reserved a back tent site.  This is out of character for me, reserving this far in advance.  Now to get into shape to be able to do some hiking there.

Great!!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on May 04, 2019, 10:09:13 AM
Just reserved a back tent site.  This is out of character for me, reserving this far in advance.  Now to get into shape to be able to do some hiking there.
We can suck wind together :) I live at sea level and think the altitude will be a challenge for me.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on May 04, 2019, 12:03:41 PM
It's a date!  :)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Dr Kidstache on May 24, 2019, 09:21:52 AM
Just made my reservation at Canyonlands RV Resort. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on May 24, 2019, 01:07:49 PM
Just made my reservation at Canyonlands RV Resort. Looking forward to it!

WOO HOO!!!!!  This is the best news I have had all day week!!  :D
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Cassie on May 24, 2019, 02:29:11 PM
We may be able to come. Sounds like fun!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on May 24, 2019, 08:00:49 PM
We may be able to come. Sounds like fun!

Awesome!!  Would love to meet you!!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Cassie on May 24, 2019, 11:10:41 PM
Me too.  We live in Nevada.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Dr Kidstache on May 25, 2019, 10:00:54 AM
Just made my reservation at Canyonlands RV Resort. Looking forward to it!

WOO HOO!!!!!  This is the best news I have had all day week!!  :D

I'm really excited about the 2nd annual Moab meetup. Wouldn't miss it!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: CanuckExpat on May 30, 2019, 05:09:56 AM
Moab is awesome and I hope lots of people can make it to this meetup!

Moab is incredible, and the first meetup was great.

We're not able to make it this year, will be a bit more settled down, and oldest in school by that time
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on May 30, 2019, 09:48:26 AM
Moab is awesome and I hope lots of people can make it to this meetup!

Moab is incredible, and the first meetup was great.

We're not able to make it this year, will be a bit more settled down, and oldest in school by that time

SAD FACE.  I was looking forward to seeing you and your family again....and delivering more fist bumps to your oldest!!  We will miss you!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: WackyWanderers on May 31, 2019, 09:58:40 PM
Hi all--

Thinking about joining you all in Moab this year (I just got back from Camp Mustache Seattle where the topic of the Moab meetup came up, which prompted me to come find you all on the forum here).  My family and I spent a few nights at Canyonlands Resort last October and loved the central location in town.  We'll be passing through Moab right about when you are all meeting up anyways, so I just reserved an RV spot Sept 25->Oct 1.

We have 2 kids (girls ages 6 and 4)-- any other folks the group bringing kids?

Cheers,
-Justin
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on May 31, 2019, 10:22:36 PM
Yay—so glad you might join us Justin!!  Exciting!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Daisy on July 12, 2019, 12:20:36 PM
Hi all--

Thinking about joining you all in Moab this year (I just got back from Camp Mustache Seattle where the topic of the Moab meetup came up, which prompted me to come find you all on the forum here).  My family and I spent a few nights at Canyonlands Resort last October and loved the central location in town.  We'll be passing through Moab right about when you are all meeting up anyways, so I just reserved an RV spot Sept 25->Oct 1.

We have 2 kids (girls ages 6 and 4)-- any other folks the group bringing kids?

Cheers,
-Justin

Hey Justin! I may have been the one mentioning the awesome Moab trip at Camp Mustache Seattle.

My friends are planning a trip in October to paddle a beautiful river in central Florida that I keep missing out on, so I was coming on this thread to say I was out for 2019, but after reading all of the RSVPs and the awesome people going and that the dates are actually end of September, I do have FOMO. So I am in!

I'm not sure if I am taking my tent this year. I might if I pre-extend the trip a little and want to camp in the surrounding areas. If not, the cabins were really nice and if shared by others I think cost about the same as camping.

Anyone else renting a cabin that I can sneak into?

I will be going there from CM*TO which ends on September 23. I'm not sure where I am flying into yet. If I arrive on September 23 or 24 then I am open to some pre-meetup meetups either in Colorado (where I am possibly flying into), or straight into Moab.

Maybe I can hitch a ride with anyone going from Denver early.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: WackyWanderers on July 12, 2019, 07:19:51 PM
Awesome!  Glad you can make it!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Daisy on July 25, 2019, 08:19:53 AM
I won't be able to attend this year after all. I hope you all have a great time as we did last year!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: aperture on July 26, 2019, 07:29:43 AM
Hey 94 et al, Mrs. aperture and I had a great time last year, but we can't make it this year. I hope you all have buckets of fun.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: avrex on August 04, 2019, 07:02:53 PM
I won't make it :(

Even though I will be on a road trip in the western USA at the time of this meetup (Sept 26-30), I probably won't actually be in the Moab area until around mid-October.

I'm kinda bummed out, as I will also be missing out on the CM*TO 2019 fun, in early Sept, back in Canada.

Regardless of my circumstances....

I wish NinetyFour and everyone a fun and great time at the upcoming Moab meetup.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Cassie on August 05, 2019, 09:08:34 PM
We have decided to sell our 1993 winnebago motor home with 42k miles on the West coast if anyone is interested. 
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: avrex on August 29, 2019, 12:02:45 AM
@avrex Are you coming to see me? :D
Unfortunately, no.  :(

Although your area of the country is very beautiful, on this trip I'm only going to get as close as Glacier/Waterton National Parks.
I'll be checking out several of the National parks in the USA west.

I'll miss you @ToTheMoon
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Dr Kidstache on August 29, 2019, 12:18:27 PM
Aaaarrrrgghhh, I have to cancel! I've been so looking forward to the meetup.
Having some serious camper woes. It spontaneously fell apart while I've been visiting family back east. It's not moveable and the manufacturer can't send anyone to fix it until October 1st. No Moab fun for me :-(
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: lhamo on September 01, 2019, 05:42:03 PM
PTF.

Does anybody have a cabin booked already with a spare bed?  Caveat: my family tells me I snore pretty loudly, so would only want to share space with heavy sleepers who I wouldn't bother.  Too pricey to book a cabin on my own and I'm not sure I'd be happy in a tent for a week.  Also I'm not sure I can make it as my ability to travel is contingent on my DH being able to be home for the duration.  But I'm interested in seeing if I can make it work.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 02, 2019, 10:13:22 AM
I have a tent site reserved.  Lhamo, I can set you up in a 9x9 dome tent you can stand up in, an air mattress with adequate padding and insulation and most anything else you might need to camp.  I sleep in the car so you would have the tent to yourself.  My name is shadowmoss and I am a hoarder of stuff including camping gear.  I can even set up a portable hammock stand and let you use my camping hammock that has an underquilt and bug netting attached.  Let me know and I'll start pulling out the gear.  I'm bored and need to go through it anyway.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 02, 2019, 02:10:17 PM
I will have 2 hammock stands, maybe (just remembered one is a pain to haul) and multiple hammocks.  I used to be very active on hammockforums.net back around 2006 to 2008 and had planned to hike the Appalachian trail sometime, a lost dream.  However, I can show how to fabricate a travel stand in a few hours with a small investment and can play show and tell on a few different styles.  If anyone can stay awake while actually in the hammocks.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: ToTheMoon on September 04, 2019, 12:16:55 PM
I am looking at flying into Salt Lake City on the Thursday or early Friday morning, departing Monday.  Anybody else going to be arriving there that might want/need a ride?  I am hoping to book my flight by this evening - just waiting on a friend to decide if she is going to come along or not...

Trying to not get excited until I actually hit go, but.....wheeee!!!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: ToTheMoon on September 07, 2019, 09:24:23 PM
We are booked!  Myself and my friend will be flying into SLC early Thursday morning and heading straight for Moab, and departing again from SLC Monday evening. We will be camping at Canyonlands in a "Front Tent" side - wherever that will put us. If anyone wants to share the site - just let me know and I will confirm the details.

Really excited to do some hiking, and if anyone would like to try stand up paddleboarding, I am planning to do the "Splish and Splash" adventure and would love if anyone wanted to join! https://paddlemoab.com/moab-utah-stand-up-paddle-boarding/ (https://paddlemoab.com/moab-utah-stand-up-paddle-boarding/)

See you soon-ish, TTM
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on September 08, 2019, 10:26:01 AM
We are booked! 
Awesome! 94 assures me you are excellent company. I look forward to meeting you and your friend.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 13, 2019, 06:08:05 AM
I've lost track of who will be attending our Second Annual Moab Meetup!!  Hope to see lots of folks in The Beehive State.

I will arrive at the campground on September 25.  I will be driving a silver Toyota Tundra with a white Four Wheel Hawk camper on top.  Colorado license plate.  Feel free to come by and knock on my camper door!

We can also use this thread or PMs to contact each other.

The campground has free wifi for its guests.

If anyone needs me to bring extra tents, pillows, sleeping bags, cooking/eating utensils, etc., please let me know.  I'll be happy to do that.

Looking forward to seeing you around a campfire soon!!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 18, 2019, 09:27:48 AM
I will be in Moab a week from today!!!  Can’t wait!!!  😁🧗‍♀️🍺🚲
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 21, 2019, 09:41:24 AM
I am canceling.  I went on a 4 day trip last week and i am whipped by just that much camping.  I will be calli g later to cancel my reservation at the campground so if anyine wants it let me know or just call them.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: ToTheMoon on September 22, 2019, 12:35:13 PM
@shadowmoss

Oh no! I hope you will reconsider - I have been looking forward to meeting you! It's still days away, perhaps you will be ready to camp again? 😉
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 22, 2019, 12:58:39 PM
Sigh...  You have no idea how much it means to me that someone is looking forward to seeing me.  I have drug my feet on calli g and canceling.  I'll ponder it some more.  Whichever way I go thanks so much for the post.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: ToTheMoon on September 22, 2019, 04:30:31 PM
@shadowmoss

I was actually going to ask you if you think it would work for us to share a campsite since there doesn't seem to be any last-minute joiners? (And if there are, they had better speak up ASAP so we can try to save space!) We are two people, one tent and one rental car.  Would that be allowed on one site if you were also parked? Do you sleep in your car or is it a campervan of sorts?

Edit: I just called and it is a bit of a no-go. Worth a shot.

The weather looks absolutely perfect for daytime play and evenings around the firepit - I really do hope that you come and join us!

Also, it would be great if there is anyone else who is on the fence and will decide to join us last minute! Sounds like we may be a group of around 10 who will be out and about around Moab?

@NinetyFour Any chance you or a friend have a Coleman stove that you could bring along for us to use? I have one that I have flown with before, but it is kind of a pain. I would prefer to use a Coleman over my backpacking stove if we are in a campground - way less fuss!

I am getting excited!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 22, 2019, 05:52:37 PM
I will have a single burner stove as well as a jetboil.  I will have a backpacking tent as well as a couple of cheap tents meant to show the site is taken.  I'll bring the travel hammock stand and a few hammocks.  I'm going to take the opportunity to sort some of my gear.  I should make a list...
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Yearofsue on September 22, 2019, 08:05:34 PM
@shadowmoss

I was actually going to ask you if you think it would work for us to share a campsite since there doesn't seem to be any last-minute joiners? (And if there are, they had better speak up ASAP so we can try to save space!) We are two people, one tent and one rental car.  Would that be allowed on one site if you were also parked? Do you sleep in your car or is it a campervan of sorts?

Edit: I just called and it is a bit of a no-go. Worth a shot.

The weather looks absolutely perfect for daytime play and evenings around the firepit - I really do hope that you come and join us!

Also, it would be great if there is anyone else who is on the fence and will decide to join us last minute! Sounds like we may be a group of around 10 who will be out and about around Moab?

@NinetyFour Any chance you or a friend have a Coleman stove that you could bring along for us to use? I have one that I have flown with before, but it is kind of a pain. I would prefer to use a Coleman over my backpacking stove if we are in a campground - way less fuss!

I am getting excited!

I am still deciding if I will join you all, driving in from southern CA - one person, sleeping in a Honda CRV (so I would just need a vehicle space, no tent space). I was interested in possibly sharing a spot if available as well so I’m curious what you found out when you called.  There are still tent sites available so if I needed to get my own site, looks like it would still be possible.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: ToTheMoon on September 22, 2019, 11:06:15 PM
@Almosthw

The gal I spoke with first told me no, that two passenger vehicles are a not allowed. I then pressed her on it since the website says something about an extra vehicle being $5/day. She then told me that they have to park far away in the overflow.

However, I just looked at the map, and it looks as though the overflow is directly behind the tent sites so it might not be much of a bother at all. I will call tomorrow to see if they will tell me my exact site. I feel like we can make something work, and worst case it sounds like @shadowmoss (yeah! She's coming!) will have an extra tent or two. 🙂
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on September 23, 2019, 08:12:33 AM
My DH and I are staying at the Hotel Moab, about a 1/2 mile away from the campground. Could one of the campers kindly loan us plates and silverware? My camp cooking skills don't extend much beyond heating up a can of chili, but hanging out by the camp fire sounds very fun!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 23, 2019, 09:49:31 AM
/me makes note to pack more dishes and utensils.

Actually I may be drawn and quartered for saying this but paper plates and disposible utensils could also work here.

I will have room on my site for a tent or someone can use my backpacking tent.  I will be sleeping in the Mazda3.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on September 23, 2019, 09:59:33 AM
/me makes note to pack more dishes and utensils.

Actually I may be drawn and quartered for saying this but paper plates and disposible utensils could also work here.

I will have room on my site for a tent or someone can use my backpacking tent.  I will be sleeping in the Mazda3.
You know, we just had a party this weekend and have lots of disposables left over. I'll try to squeeze a few into my luggage.

I look forward to meeting you, shadowmoss!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 23, 2019, 10:40:21 AM
😁
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 23, 2019, 03:12:36 PM
@LifeHappens  I will bring lots of extra utensils, dishes, etc.

@ToTheMoon The only stove I have is a Pocket Rocket backpacking stove, which I will bring.  I also have a stove in my camper, which you are welcome to use, though I would prefer that meat not be cooked in there, as I am a vegetarian.

Everyone—let me know what else you might need.

I will return home tomorrow from Ontario, and have about 24 hours to unpack from this trip, do laundry and grocery shopping and then pack up for Moab!  I will arrive in Moab (at the campground) on Weds.

When is everyone else arriving?
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 23, 2019, 04:36:15 PM
I will be there Wednesday sometime.  It is raining here which is putting me behind on packing the camping gear.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get to the storage unit and sort it all out.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: WackyWanderers on September 23, 2019, 09:30:38 PM
We'll be there Wednesday afternoon, coming a short distance away from Dinosaur National Monument.  We may be on a bit of a different schedule than the rest of you with our kids and all, but we'll do our best to hang out.  We'll definitely be by the pool a lot, if nothing else, as our kids are pretty excited for that.

We'll be the Airstream being towed by a blue Sprinter with license plate "WACKY"
(https://www.wackywanderers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/dinosaur-national-monument-cropped-768x350.jpg)
(https://www.wackywanderers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/wobbles-and-azul-768x322.jpg)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on September 24, 2019, 01:23:56 AM
We'll be the Airstream being towed by a blue Sprinter with license plate "WACKY"
Drool! If you're up for giving camper tours, I'd love to see your rig. Huge Airstream fan!

94, DH and I will be getting in to town Friday afternoon.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 24, 2019, 03:22:19 AM
I’d also love to get a tour of your Wacky rig(s)!!

Thanks for your arrival info, folks!  Looks like this is really going to happen!!!

I have a couple coolers that I can bring if anyone would like to use one for the weekend.  Just let me know.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on September 24, 2019, 05:04:51 AM
I have a couple coolers that I can bring if anyone would like to use one for the weekend.  Just let me know.
If you have a small cooler we can use for campfire beers I would really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 24, 2019, 05:12:55 AM
Yep—no problem!  🍻
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 24, 2019, 10:56:19 AM
I just attempted to load the travel hammock stand into the Mazda3.  Turns out it doesn't fit.  I guess I had the motorhome with me the other times I've had it with me.  Sorry for the false advertising.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on September 25, 2019, 08:46:51 AM
In a wonderful Mustachian coincidence, this Saturday, September 28 is Public Lands Day (https://www.outsideonline.com/2402323/free-national-park-entry-public-lands-day). This means all national parks are free to enter!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 25, 2019, 09:02:45 AM
In a wonderful Mustachian coincidence, this Saturday, September 28 is Public Lands Day (https://www.outsideonline.com/2402323/free-national-park-entry-public-lands-day). This means all national parks are free to enter!

Well, this is a good thing, yes, but it also means we would be fighting the crowds...if we want to do an Arches hike on Saturday, we may want to get an *early* start!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: WackyWanderers on September 25, 2019, 01:51:30 PM
We’re just pulling into the campground now— we are site #9.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 25, 2019, 05:19:40 PM
Im stuck in construction traffic backups a half hour away.  Hope to be there by 6.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 25, 2019, 06:06:45 PM
Checked in and at site 110 in a red Mazda3.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 25, 2019, 06:18:03 PM
I am in site G7.  😊🚲🎃
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 25, 2019, 07:03:26 PM
@ToTheMoon you will be in site G6--right next to me!!  :D
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 25, 2019, 07:12:06 PM
Folks who are here in the campground--I think I am going to turn in early tonight.  I am still in recovery mode from the Ontario trip.

My tentative plan is to head out tomorrow on the early side for a bike ride in the trail system just north of Arches.  I forget what it is called.  I will probably be back to the campground in the early afternoon.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: ToTheMoon on September 25, 2019, 10:03:15 PM
Excellent!  We are at our hotel - our shuttle leaves for the airport at 4am. We hope to arrive into Moab mid-afternoon.  See you all soon (ish.)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 26, 2019, 08:17:13 AM
Excellent!  We are at our hotel - our shuttle leaves for the airport at 4am. We hope to arrive into Moab mid-afternoon.  See you all soon (ish.)

Awesome!!  Safe travels!!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: yyc-phil on September 26, 2019, 09:38:12 AM
I would have loved to meet up with you guys, but this is too early for our annual road trip to Mexico, we are not leaving until early November.

If any of you enjoy dispersed camping and hiking in some beautiful free sites, do not miss Gemini Bridges, it is a must. Great dispersed camping is possible almost anywhere but there are a few campsites. It is on BLM so it is free to camp. Two roads get there, the easy one via Hwy 313, the hellish one via 191. I just followed Google Maps, guess which one I took  :D
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 26, 2019, 09:46:56 AM
Does your trek to Mexico bring you any place in AZ?  Asking for a friend...
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: yyc-phil on September 26, 2019, 10:02:21 AM
Does your trek to Mexico bring you any place in AZ?  Asking for a friend...

We cross into the USA in Montana, then drive down through Utah and Arizona, and generally cross to Mexico at Nogales or Lukeville. We usually blast through Montana and northern Utah but we take our time as soon as we reach the warmer areas in Utah, where we start to meander around the Four-Corner states. We camp exclusively on BLM. AZ is definitely my favorite.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 26, 2019, 12:03:46 PM
Pop me a pm when you know when/where and I'll run over and spend a night and sit arou d a campfire or whatever.  I am usually up for any place in the state.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: yyc-phil on September 26, 2019, 01:36:33 PM
Pop me a pm when you know when/where and I'll run over and spend a night and sit arou d a campfire or whatever.  I am usually up for any place in the state.

Will definitely do. I am in the middle of planning an epic trip from Canada to Guatemala with my four adult children...they are all broke Millenials LOL and they live in different parts of Canada (BC, Alberta, Quebec)...but since I am the one who wants them all to come on this adventure... it means this won't be a very mustachian trip (for me at least...), even if we will be camping on public land and cooking our own meals most of the time...
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: FrugalZony on September 26, 2019, 04:55:23 PM
Pop me a pm when you know when/where and I'll run over and spend a night and sit arou d a campfire or whatever.  I am usually up for any place in the state.

Will definitely do. I am in the middle of planning an epic trip from Canada to Guatemala with my four adult children...they are all broke Millenials LOL and they live in different parts of Canada (BC, Alberta, Quebec)...but since I am the one who wants them all to come on this adventure... it means this won't be a very mustachian trip (for me at least...), even if we will be camping on public land and cooking our own meals most of the time...
Seconding this request/invitation from Shadowmoss. We are in the Phoenix area Nov. and Dec., which is the only time when we are in an actual RV park instead of BLM land.
Would love to swap stories and chat around a campfire, when you are in the area, Saddle Mountain BLM or somewhat close to Phoenix.

DH has travelled in Guatemala with his RV, so may have some tips for you as well.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on September 27, 2019, 09:02:43 AM
We're driving down from SLC today. DH and I are staying at the Hotel Moab about a 1/2 mile from the campground. We'll be at the Moab Brewery tonight at 6pm if anyone wants to join us for a brew. I'm wearing a blue Rosie the Riveter t-shirt.

Any plans for hikes on Saturday and Sunday?
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 27, 2019, 02:19:39 PM
I'll be there.  I'm hanging aroind the campground if you get in early.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 27, 2019, 03:38:19 PM
The Wacky family and I will be at tbe Brewery at 5:30 to give them time to get the girls into bed by 7.  I'm in a grey t-shirt and there will be 2 adorable small Wackys at the table with their also adorable parents.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on September 27, 2019, 03:59:01 PM
We just arrived at the hotel. What a spectacular drive from SLC!!! Wow.

Looking forward to meeting shadowmoss and the Wacky family tonight.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 27, 2019, 04:52:49 PM
I will also join you all at the Brewery.  They do get busy, so best to get there early.  I think @ToTheMoon and her friend are coming also.

Glad you enjoyed the drive from SLC!  Kinda different from Florida, huh?  😉

We can talk hiking plans at the Brewery tonight.

Would love to have a campfire one of these nights.  I bought two bundles of firewood and would love to use it up!

Can’t wait to see you and your hubs!!  😊
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: WackyWanderers on September 29, 2019, 09:16:39 AM
Hey all— we took off this morning to try to get a campsite at the Needles.  It was nice meeting you all!  Sorry we couldn’t hang out more, but you know... kids :)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 29, 2019, 03:12:15 PM
Hey all— we took off this morning to try to get a campsite at the Needles.  It was nice meeting you all!  Sorry we couldn’t hang out more, but you know... kids :)

So glad we got to meet you!  Safe travels, and I hope you enjoy Needles and all the rest of your adventures!
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on September 30, 2019, 05:14:19 PM
Well, the Second Annual Moab Meetup has wrapped up.  I was sad to see everyone leave today, but was happy that they all seemed to enjoy their visit to this beautiful place.

Thanks to all who attended [@shadowmoss  @LifeHappens  @WackyWanderers  @moonpie  @bolerpotter  @ToTheMoon ], with special admiration and appreciation for braving the weather on Saturday and Sunday.

Some highlights:

•   sharing this special landscape with awesome and amazing people
•   hiking the Fiery Furnace and being serenaded by the mighty and beautiful voice of a Canyon Wren
•   sitting under Delicate Arch with @ToTheMoon, while trying to not be blown off of our perch
•   dinner at Miguel’s Baja Grill (Baja road trip, anyone???)
•   wonderful campsite/campfire conversation, including some very helpful life coaching (for me)
•   surviving the severe sand-blasting winds on Sunday’s hikes
•   witnessing the awesome hiking exploits of @LifeHappens and her DH, some 4000 feet above their home in The Sunshine State
•   brekkie at Love Muffin
•   Penny Farthing mishaps


A few pics from our various adventures—


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A couple of happy hikers enjoying the Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park:

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The amazing and stunning Delicate Arch:

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There may be a couple of hikers in this photo…

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A blurry-headed @ToTheMoon  --happy to have hiked far above Moab and the Colorado River:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48823104416_d9639a5bd8_k.jpg)


@ToTheMoon and @bolerpotter hiking under Pinetree Arch, which was a favourite of the group:

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The site of an enjoyable and rewarding dinner (with margaritas! and Pacifico!) after a full day of hiking:

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I am already looking forward to the Third Annual Moab Meetup!!  I think I need to schedule it a couple weeks later next year, as the temps are still pretty high in southeast Utah in late September.  I will do my best to avoid the Utah schools’ Fall Break.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on September 30, 2019, 07:24:06 PM
I made it home to a cat that wants attention mote than food.  I think he missed me.  It wad great to meet all the new folks and to see Ninety-Four again.  Looking forward to next year.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: LifeHappens on October 01, 2019, 09:36:08 AM
Thank you so much for organizing this meetup and leading us on some amazing hikes, 94! It was so great to see you again and meet all the other attendees. I hope you all can come visit us at sea level for the dolphin and manatee meetup :)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: Jon_Snow on October 01, 2019, 11:58:33 AM
As we have all come to expect by now, no one does post trip/Meetup wraps like you do @NinetyFour. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

In addition to the incredible pics something else caught my eye....

•   sharing this special landscape with awesome and amazing people
•   hiking the Fiery Furnace and being serenaded by the mighty and beautiful voice of a Canyon Wren
•   sitting under Delicate Arch with @ToTheMoon, while trying to not be blown off of our perch
•   dinner at Miguel’s (Baja road trip, anyone???)
•   wonderful campsite/campfire conversation, including some very helpful life coaching (for me)
•   surviving the severe sand-blasting winds on Sunday’s hikes
•   witnessing the awesome hiking exploits of @LifeHappens and her DH, some 4000 feet above their home in The Sunshine State
•   brekkie at Love Muffin
•   Penny Farthing mishaps

Do I need to give the security at our Baja compound a heads up that the perimeter walls may, at some point, be subject to an infiltration attempt by a bunch of unruly (and cold Pacifico craving) forumers? :0
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: shadowmoss on October 01, 2019, 12:07:12 PM
One odd thing about the dinner at Miguels Baha was that I was the only one carded.  I was the oldest (in most cases by over 20 years) and the only one in who did not order alcohol.  Something something about being too close to the bar.  She took it and scanned it at the register.  I still think she was checking for outstanding warrants.  Moonpie offered to play bounty hunter and turn me in and split the reward.  I opted not to take him up on it.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on October 01, 2019, 06:39:36 PM
Do I need to give the security at our Baja compound a heads up that the perimeter walls may, at some point, be subject to an infiltration attempt by a bunch of unruly (and cold Pacifico craving) forumers? :0

Yes, alerting security would probably be wise, especially if @ToTheMoon is along and does her imitation of a Penny Farthing crash.
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on October 01, 2019, 06:41:12 PM
If you are interested in joining me in Moab next year, here's the thread:

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/moab-utah-usa-meetup-fall-2020/
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: avrex on October 13, 2019, 12:03:30 AM
I finally arrived.
Where did everyone go?  Lol.

I couldn't make it in time to this year's event, but am happy to be here anyway.  This is my third time to this beautiful region.  This is just a short visit for me, on this occasion.  I'm only seeing Arches and Canyonlands National Parks before it's time to move on again.

I'll place a calendar entry for next year's MMM meetup.
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/moab-utah-usa-meetup-fall-2020/
With any luck, I hope to see you guys down the road.  :)
Title: Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup Fall 2019
Post by: NinetyFour on October 13, 2019, 01:03:10 AM
Awesome!!  Have a great time!  :D