Since Thanksgiving has just passed, take a look at this blog entry. http://bit.ly4Skakb. The impressive aspect of this adventure are the 4-6 year old bicyclists on Moab's famous Slick Rock, albeit not the slick rock trail, per se. It occurs to me too, that the Dead Horse Point State Park Intrepid Trails are another fine kid trail, since I know it was pedaled in May with a 6 speed town cruiser.
Athletes are attracted to Moab. Read this runner's blog of the 2nd 50K Ultimate XC race http://bit.ly/62CJXj. The trails of this lengthy route exhibited Moab's finest outback sights, all taking place on durable trails usually for motorized vehicles, but this event it shared the trail with runners from a little bit of everywhere. See the race results.
The Folk Festival occured at the start of the month. Anyone visiting the Grand County Library was treated to the lovely sounds wafting on the still November air. The signage indicated the multiple venues involved in the sum of performances. The Folk Camp preceded the arrival of the knock out musical line up and many local Moab residents took advantage of lessons in voice and instruments. Consider it for yourself next year.
The Big Horn Sheep Festival took place with an informative power point presentation at the Moab Information Center and then participants and biologists took the field with spotting scopes and binoculars to view these iconic desert - canyon creatures.
There were many other visitors from around the states as this facebook album attests to visitors from Minnesota and those who took to ropes to explore the Moab area http://www.bogley.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19237
I read one account of a Moab visit that was followed with some snow shoeing in Durango. The La Sal Mountains offer snow shoe and x-c ski opportunities. Locally, Gear Heads and Rim Cyclery rent snow shoes. Rim rents cross country skis, boots and poles. Just another winter enjoyment of our little community.
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