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Thawing out in Moab

The sun warms up the red rocks of Arches National Park during a visit to Moab in 2019. (John Nelson)
The sun warms up the red rocks of Arches National Park during a visit to Moab in 2019. (John Nelson)

Sometimes 40 degrees feels pretty warm. Take Febuary 2019, for instance.

After freezing up in Durango, Colo., (see previous post), I needed to find a warmer place that didn't require a drive over a huge mountain pass. I left Western Colorado and go to the desert canyons of Moab. 

It was 20 degrees when I left Durango. Three hours later, I was practically giddy when I pulled into Moab and a bank clock said the temperature was 40 degrees.

Suddenly, the water was working again and I could dump my holding tanks. For two days, I hung out and hiked, enjoying the comparatively warm days immensely.

I went on to ski in Aspen, Colo., and the tanks froze up once again. I'm really not sure how you travel in the snow and cold without this happening. Any cold weather travel tips? Please send them our way at goingmobile@spokesman.com.



John Nelson is a freelance writer.