Moab / Green River - winter conditions?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by thump_co, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Anyone have weather beta on Moab or the Swell area right now? Thinking about getting in some 5MOH this weekend.

    Snow? Current day/night temps?
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    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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  3. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Bleh... I wanted someone to tell me "sunny and 50's all week". That's colder than the Boulder forecast.
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  4. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    It's going to be sunny and fifties all week! :deal

    Feel better pumpkin? :lol3














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  5. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    Moab looks dry today, 70% chance of snow/rain tomorrow, Mid to upper 40's over the weekend, another storm expected monday.

    Most restaurants still blow.
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  6. FatChance

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    Most of the beer is 3.2 also but I've heard there is pretty good music once in a while...

    :freaky
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  7. adventure girl

    adventure girl Donde esta la playa?!?

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    The trick with the beer is to ask for the "other" beer menu at Moab brewery. This bad boy is 8.6% alcohol, and you get to keep the bottle. They even give you a frozen marble coozie at the table.:1drink


    I'm planning on riding out there Saturday, just going to bundle up!!


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  8. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    That's Mrs. Princess Pumpkin to you buddy.

    Gotta think about this stuff. Even 5MoH gets chilly at a sustained 3rd gear trail pace.


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  9. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow Been here awhile

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    Great tip. I totally forgot about the UTarded alcohol restriction.
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  10. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Sorry Ms. Pretty Princess Pumpkin, I'm busy this weekend, but after that I'd be down for some 5MOH. Never been... Wanna go...
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  11. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    Bunch of silly banter. I think this weekend will be killer! Hero sand, dried to glue like clay, sandstone will be....sandstone I guess. I think I'm riding on Fri. and Sat. then heading to AZ.:evil
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  12. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    They even have cans of real beer now! 15 cent wings Mon-Wed. and $5 any burger on the menu Thursday. You guys are late by about 3 days we were enjoying 45-55 highs, sunny with little wind through Dec.
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  13. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Hmmmm.. sometime the following week could work. This weekend is starting to get busy anyway. Lets talk.
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  14. thump_co

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    Oh, I should wait then. I was hoping for some snow and ice.. you know.. to make it interesting.
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  15. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    Snow here now. I'd say very unlikely you guys can ride 5moh next week, it's 3000' higher than moab if I remember right.
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  16. mtech1950

    mtech1950 Been here awhile

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    hmmmmmm,,,,, 5moh, cold on top, not too bad down low. no crowds, snow = good moisture, get yr ride on.
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  17. Dozer Dillon

    Dozer Dillon Been here awhile

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    We just got back from there on Monday. We had a small amount of snow on us around Thompson Springs on Friday. We had partly cloudy on Saturday and sunny on Sunday in the Chimney Rock area. Temps were around 35 for the high. We had premo conditons for traction and no dust or mud. I doubt you get into Twin Knolls area and 5MOH. You'll have snow at that elevation and the storm yesterday and today will have made it worse. Good Luck.
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  18. Dozer Dillon

    Dozer Dillon Been here awhile

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    Just one flaw to your thought. Snow on top of slick rock does not work very well. Since 90% of 5MOH is Slick Rock, no good.
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  19. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Ayup. Also keep in mind that the roads in the Swell are unimproved. The 10 mile drive off the Interstate would be slip'n and slid'n. I've had to chain up my van to get out of there when it started raining in the middle of the night.

    I would suggest sticking around Moab. Elevation is lower, and there is more sand and rock than in the Swell.
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  20. thump_co

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    Dozer - Sounds like fun. I wanted to head out there with Matt but bikey was still in pieces. Did you guys actually hit 5MoH this time? Looks like that was the last chance for this year.

    So mylsmkj - you know of good trails in AZ?

    Btw, what the hell is a "mylsmkj" anyway?
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