Thursday, April 12, 2007

Moab Jeep Weekend

Climbing on Wall Street
Last weekend was the big boost for the Moab economy: Jeep Safari! As much as I love big high maintenance machines, I usually go rock climbing on Wall Street on Potash road and ride the practice loop on the Slickrock trail. This last weekend was a great opportunity to get out and use some new gear.
  • Exped SIM Sleeping Mattress- Very easy to blow up, super thick, and very warm. I probably got down to about 30 degrees at night which didn't bother me as much as the wild partying going on well into the night. This was a great pad for throwing in the car for Moab, I can't see myself taking this backpacking, its pretty heavy(roughly 2lb.) and pretty big. I want to look at some other options for taking one of these up Rainier this summer.
  • Kelty Sunshade Medium- This is so easy to set up. The poles are very burly and you can tell they built it in a way so that one person can put it up. It fits over a picnic table with ease and really cools down the area. It was nice to have a retreat out of the Moab heat.Snoozing in the Sherpani
  • Sherpani Rumba Kid Carrier- This is 2lbs. lighter then most Kelty carriers and has a built in Sun/Rain cover. Our baby absolutely loved this thing! It is very comfortable and folds up nicely for throwing in the car after hiking around. She fell asleep in it numerous times, so we store it next to her crib.

Moab was great this past week! The weather was totally warm and the hiking was great up to the waterfalls that any local will help you get to. Also check out the WabiSabi thrift shop for some authentic Moab High School T-shirts. We snagged a Mountain Hardwear tent there for an unbelievable deal.



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