I'm trying to schedule some vacation time and lodging for the EJS. I've seen a few people mention that they wouldn't make a vacation out of that time because there tends to be some pretty big crowds.
Would it be a better idea to head to Moab a few days before EJS or arrive in the middle of EJS and stay for a few days after the event wraps up?
This is my first trip to EJS and Moab. I thought it might be a good idea to arrive in the middle of EJS in order to watch how other crawlers take on various trails. Then, when the crowds thin out, I could get more time on the trails with lingering, smaller groups.