Jeeps and other off-road vehicles gathered on Saturday, April 20, to navigate Potato Salad Hill, near the Mill Creek trailhead. Here’s a sampling of both the successes and failures.
The City of Moab, in collaboration with Grand County and several other government and nonprofit agencies, is hoping to develop strategies for managing impacts and recreational use of Mill Creek. As part of this work, they are asking local residents to participate in a survey that will help to guide how the canyon is managed.
Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has wrapped up their wildfire mitigation operations in Moab. The four-day project started March 22, when Team Rubicon volunteers aided in reducing fire risk along Mill Creek in preparation for wildfire seasons.
Moab City Council representatives voted Tuesday, March 26 to enlist the Grand County Division of Active Transportation and Trails to maintain and develop the city’s trails, primarily along Mill Creek.
The nonstop rain that fell on southeastern Utah earlier this week might have made life miserable for some folks – a flood advisory was issued for the Mill Creek area on Wednesday, March 13, someone was injured by falling rocks at Fisher Towers, and hikers were turned back from trails – but at least it wasn’t the so-called “bomb cyclone” that struck more than 70 million people from the Rockies to South Dakota.