Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Woodland Park, Co
For those planing to go to Moab in the summer, please keep in mind that you will need a minimum of 1 gallon of water per person per day. More water will be required for strenuous activities. This may sound like a lot of water, but it is accurate. Also, the temps are routinely over 100 degrees in the summer months, so shade is at a premium. Bring sun block and hats.
As far as recovery costs, the $200.00/hr to get the tow vehicle to and from the recovery site is accurate, but you need to add in the $600.00 winch fee once the recovery vehicle gets to the site also (this is in the Needles district). Back country recovery is very expensive.
I just did Elephant Hill (in the Needles district) for the first time this past trip. That is a cool trail.