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Old 02-24-2014, 11:40 AM   #1
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family trip to moab inquiries

Hey all, will be taking a family trip to Moab late march and I have a few questions. Moderate wheeling but mostly sight seeing. The jeep will be more of a mode of transportation this time and not really the focal point of the trip. We are looking to camp remotely and for free so we can pack up every morning and see the sights. Can you camp for free there? Any suggestions on must sees? My wife wants to see the quick sand at least one of the days. Nearby climbing would be a plus, preferably trad and along the easier lines since I'll have in laws with me. 5.6-5.9 level. Thanks for the help.

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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Check over on JeepForum.com Utah forum. There's some good recent threads on Moab. Want to tackle some quick sand, go to Pink Coral sand dunes state park down by Kanab.
I thought Florida sugar sand was bad, this stuff is so soft, I didn't think I'd get out of it.

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:42 PM   #3
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Hey all, will be taking a family trip to Moab late march and I have a few questions. Moderate wheeling but mostly sight seeing. The jeep will be more of a mode of transportation this time and not really the focal point of the trip. We are looking to camp remotely and for free so we can pack up every morning and see the sights. Can you camp for free there? Any suggestions on must sees? My wife wants to see the quick sand at least one of the days. Nearby climbing would be a plus, preferably trad and along the easier lines since I'll have in laws with me. 5.6-5.9 level. Thanks for the help.
I have a house down there so I don't camp to often unless it's for fun. You can camp for free. Go on the Blm website. There is a great place I like to go. It's in the sandy bottom on the way to gold bar rim. Nice. Also another good area although a tad far is on far side of town if your coming in from I-70. You go through town and you go up a hill on the highway. Once you come down the other side it's the first right. A ton of sites here. As far as climbing goes I only sport climb. I've been trying to get into trad but would like someone I can't rust to teach me how to set my own gear and trust it. I often take my family climbing up the road that's across the street from arches. There us a lot of runs here. Check out (mountain project) to get some good info on ratings and approach. Have a good trip and maybe I Will see you there.

Also if you have the time look into doing some caving if you have the gear. If not you can get a guide with everything you need.
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