Hello there! I'm planning a trip to Moab next year. I was hoping on the 1st week of August 2011. I'd ride my BMW ADV 1200gs out there from Illinois and hopefully fly the wife out there and then from the hotel we could dualsport in the national parks. I found a great resource at http://www.treknow.com/ I bought a cd that rates the trails by diffuculty/sceenery and miles etc. I'd just then would download the gps routes to my Garmin nuvi. I'm just a rookie dualsporter. I plan on doing the easy routes that I and the wife can enjoy. I might head out myself with good freind to venture on the next level without the wife too. Any advise you could give me when out in Arches Nat park and or Canyonlands etc. Good stuff, bad stuff to watch out for... What are the most common items needed for short day trips in the parks etc? I'll have tools,water and phone etc. But not sure since this will be my first big dualsporting trip. I was in Moab a few years back on my street bike. We did Arches and Canyonlands, Mounment Valley 4 corners etc just on the paved roads. I'm really excited to do the dualsport experience this time around. Thanks in Advance for all your help! Mike J.