All right, I've never done one of these ride reports before so prepare for a disaster... I've lived in Western, CO for 2 1/2 years now and I had never made it out to Moab. This is only my second year of riding but all ready I'm hooked. I'm an avid snowboarder, and for the first time in my life I've actually been disappointed at winters arrival. I really didn't want to put my baby up. I decided if weather permitted, I'd make a quick trip out to Moab over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Fortunately, it did and I headed west Wednesday around noon. I had heard that the Moab Information Center could answer any and all questions about trails so I didn't do a lot of research before taking off. Much to my chagrin, the MIC closes early on Wednesdays and obviously wouldn't be open on Thursday. I decided to go find a camp site, some food and firewood, and start checking the boards here for good rides in the area. I found a bunch of campsites off of SH128 which was perfect. Close enough to town to grab supplies without feeling like I was camping in an RV park. I even ended up camping to a fellow advrider and his family. (If you're reading this, it was great chatting with you Byways!) Cooler. Had to make a run for firewood.. I had my eyes on "The Top of the World" and figured I'd start off with that. I probably should have left it for later in the trip as it was certainly the highlight, both in the riding to get there and the view. Laid the bike down twice, had to build some rock ramps up some of the rock shelves, but made it to the top and wow. What a view. After spending a little more time at the top, I headed back down towards Moab. I thought I'd go grab some food from City Market, but of course they were closed on Thanksgiving. I was a little worried I was going to be eating Clif bars and pistachios for Thanksgiving, but I ventured a little further down the road and found the Moab Brewery open. Even better, they were serving turkey dinners and they did not disappoint. With a full belly, I headed back to camp and got some rest for the next day. I'm going to leave things here for now and hopefully come back and post the rest. I honestly don't have much for pictures after this. I was having too much fun riding to stop and take pictures. I think a helmet cam is a necessity for the next trip.