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May 31, 2011

Little Moab / Eureka, Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Our plans to go out to Mtn. View over Memorial Day Weekend didn't quite work out with all the rain and possible snow in the forecast. In the end we decided to head out to the Little Moab area. It's low in elevation and we knew we could ride there even if it decided to rain. When we got to Little Moab, we found a nice secluded spot and decided to try out the trails near Eureka that we had explored a bit in the past. It does get muddy here in spots, but the mud is not thick and sticky and it seems to dry up really quick. There are a lot of rocks and sandy soil as well which helps in wet conditions. These trails are more in the mountain areas above Eureka. With all the moisture, it was really green making for some nice backdrops and cover to the trail rides. I was really impressed again with the ability of my boys on their bikes. Riding in slick mud is hard on a bike. We got caught in a storm on the way back from one of the rides and it got really slick. They were able to stay up except for a few falls. Everyone had really good attitudes and we had a great time regardless of the off and on weather. For directions from your location, click the "Directions" link on the map below. You can see the Little Moab Area on the map designated by the red tumbling rock icon in the upper right corner.

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The poor girls(and Teddy) get the muddiest in the buggy, no fenders!

The boys had a good time in the mud. They were ready for hot cocoa and a warm fire though.

There are many old mines in the area. All the ones we came across were closed off in one way or another.

Wouldn't you know it, on the last day the sun came out! The boys had fun on this little jump next to camp.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun! I checked out your link on Little Moab information and would love to take my Jeep out there. I have XJ with a 6" lift and 34x10.50 Swampers. Would this area be challenging for that? Thanks!