Originally Posted by desmocruiser
I am finalizing details for my trek for CruiseMoab from Tennessee. Due to work and time constraints I am shipping my truck to Denver and flying to Denver on Tuesday evening 4/27 and driving to Moab 4/28. Looking for a little advice on a few details.
Is there a group headed to Moab 4/28 that wouldn't mind me tagging along? If so what time, meeting place etc.?
How long does it take to make it to Moab from Denver?
How early is appropriate to leave Sunday AM? I don't want to take off leaving a group to wrap any group responsibilities. Looking to book a flight back to Tennessee and would need time to drive back, drop off my 80 series at the storage facility and make it to the airport.
I assume that I should show up in Moab with most everything needed for the stay, with the exception of few perishable items that could be purchased in Moab?
Should I plan to camp cook most meals or is there a fairly large group that makes it to town for meals?
Any other helpful information, advice, tips etc would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks. See you in Moab!
I am sure that there will be multiple groups leaving Denver on Wednesday during different times of the day. Somebody will post up and usually meeting places are along I-70. Find a group that travels a similar speed as you can.
It takes 5-7 hours to get there normally. I-70 through Glenwood Canyon is down to one lane each way so that may/will slow you down.
Help cleaning will be appreciated very much. Since we will be on open land we need to leave it cleaner than we found it. Normally people pull out anywhere from 7 am till about 2 pm or later. I suggest booking a flight Monday afternoon just in case. If Glenwood canyon is shut down for any reason, rock slide, the alternate route will add 4-5 hours depending on weather and traffic. Or you could break down during CM or the drive back.
Full grocery store in town, anything you need. Also auto parts, tires etc.
Yes plan to cook, town is a bit of a drive this year. That is not saying that people won't go to town to eat. If I were you I would eat in town one night, it is always fun to find a new place to eat and visit town at night.
Lots of tips and advice, to much for one post but some of the top things that come to mind;
Bring spare parts, tools, cold weather gear, sun screen, lots of water for the trail, some fire water for around the fire and a camera. Also a sense of humor and be ready to have a blast
I am sure others will chime in and give you more info, I will see you there.
PS tell us about your rig/yourself and you 4wheeling experience.