Winter at the Condo in Moab

We are in the middle of winter at the condo in Moab.  It has been unusually chilly this year.  The surrounding area has seen a bit more snow than usual.  Our snow removal guys who generally get very little work in this part of the world have been busier than normal.

It’s nice that the federal government shutdown has ended temporarily.  This has allowed both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks to reopen.  Please be cautious this time of year as roads can be slippery especially in shady spots.

Most of the hiking trails have some snow and ice on them.  We recommend that in addition to wearing sturdy hiking boots you consider Ice Trekkers or Yaktrax.  We prefer the Ice Trekkers since they employ a solid stainless steel diamond shaped material.  The Ice Trekkers device seems to grip really well based on our experience.  While the Yaktrax tend to be a bit less expensive, they don’t seem to be as rugged or last as long as the Ice Trekkers.

When you are planning a trip to the condo in Moab it is very important to take into account the time of year you are visiting.  The temperature difference can be close to 100° from winter to summer.  Also, the desert cools off very quickly at night all year-round.  So, it’s important to bring clothes that you can wear in layers.  We suggest you bring 2 different sets of gloves.  One thin pair for daytime walks and a pair of ski gloves for cold weather or nighttime adventures from autumn to spring.

There is plenty of closet space at the condo in Moab.  You don’t need to worry about where to put everything as the master suite alone has 3 nice sized closets.  Each of the other guest bedrooms has a good size closet.  Plus, the garage is extra big and provides plenty of room for 2 large vehicles plus mountain bikes and other recreational gear.

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