Summer has arrived at condo in Moab ! This means daytime temperatures in the mid-90s or even higher with lots of sunshine. River rafting becomes a primary focus of recreation this time of year. But with the ever present possibility of thunderstorms especially in the afternoon it pays to keep an eye on the sky. Even storms taking place 40 miles away can cause flash flooding while you’re basking under sunny skies.
The terrain of the desert Southwest can funnel copious amounts of water down canyons and dry washes in a very short amount of time. As you look around the topography near the condo in Moab you’ll see evidence of storm runoff. As you drive through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks you’ll pass dozens of dry washes and dried up streambeds.
These areas can quickly turn into a raging torrent in a very short time. If you see or hear a thunderstorm in the distance is important to make your way to higher ground. Don’t wait until it’s too late. By the time you can see the water coming it will be impossible to get out of the way.
Now don’t let all of this talk fright you from enjoying a nice stay at the condo in Moab. The beautiful summer days are a great time to join outdoor recreation especially if you get started early in the morning. With the sun high in the sky and not a lot of shady areas in this part of the world keeping cool is a high priority.
We provide all of our guests at the condo in Moab with free water bottles that you can take home with you. Fill them up the night before and put them in the refrigerator so they will be ready to go. Make sure that you have extra water either in a cooler in the car or in your pack if you are hiking or cycling. Take frequent breaks, don’t overheat and make sure you stay fully hydrated by drinking at least 2 to 4 quarts each day.