Boondocking in Moab
August 5, 2019
When we were in Grand Junction, Colorado I saw that some friends were boondocking in Moab. I quickly sent them a message as to their whereabouts and if there were open spots. They sent their coordinates and a picture of an empty lot; that was enough for us to backtrack! We had met these friends earlier in the year boondocking at Holloman Lake and kept in touch throughout our travels.
When talking to our neighbors in Salt Lake City we found out there was a huge rally in Moab that weekend. Moab RV parks are expensive and boondocking spots were hard to come by on an event weekend.
I had never been to Moab and Lance had nothing but great memories from there, a picture of an empty boondocking spot was all the convincing we needed to head back to Utah.
Willow Springs Trail
On Willow Springs Trail we stayed in the first pull out, just north of Arches. This was a very busy area. We heard that if you follow the road back, you can get into Arches. We tried but had to turn around because there was a big rainstorm about to hit and we would have gotten the truck stuck in the mud.
Our campsite was like a little cul-de-sac where all the neighbors would come sit around the campfire every night and visit. It was an awesome way to get to know people who we might not otherwise have the opportunity to.
Grocery Shopping in Moab
We ventured into town a couple of times during our stay. It was a little too crowded for our taste, so we did our best to get what we needed and head back to camp. The grocery store was expensive and since we were in Utah, the beer selection was subpar. I had been craving a cold glass of white wine after baking in the hot sun all day. I didn’t realize it, since I don’t drink often, but wine is only sold at the liquor store.
Since I was there, I figured I’d restock on a few items. I couldn’t find the tofu so I asked an employee. His response, “You see the meat section over there? Go all the way down past the meat and it will be on your right?” I started laughing and he didn’t seem to get why I was laughing. See, I’m not ethically opposed to meat; I grew up on a farm raising market animals and my first job was at a butcher shop. I have found that I feel better of a meat-free diet and so does Lance.
If you have spent time in the Moab area, what was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments below.