A very big proponent of keeping off-road trails open to the public is the way in which people treat them while wheeling. Trashing trails by going outside trail markers or leaving litter and debris behind is a quick way to ensure government agencies think twice about allowing future use.
There are two guidelines we always follow when hitting the trail: Pack out what you pack in. If you see litter on the trail, pick it up and take it out with you. Stay on the designated trail. Don’t attempt a new trail, because others will follow.
Moab’s Red Rock 4-Wheelers, who puts on events like Easter Jeep Safari, is great at promoting responsible 4-wheeling. For $40 a year, you can become an associate member, which helps support their land use efforts, trail clean up and other community events. Supporting the local volunteers of this organization is a great way to raise trail awareness and responsibility.
Another great Moab opportunity: Did you know you can spend some of your time in Moab volunteering with Moab Solutions? Experience immediate results by helping this great organization with recycling and environmental restoration projects specially tailored to your group and time allotment. Email or call them today and ask about how you can help keep this unique area beautiful year round.
RV Dump Stations: Here’s a list of Dump and fill stations for all the campers coming into town! Clean campsites go a long way toward maintaining the adventure lifestyle we all seek when heading to Moab, whether it’s for off-roading, hiking, mountain biking or other.
Volunteer to help keep Easter Jeep Safari an event that we can all attend and enjoy for years to come by ensuring proper land use while you’re in town and out on the trail. Let’s pass down good habits to the next generation by showing them what it’s all about!
So it’s your first time to Moab for Easter Jeep Safari. You’re super excited! Your friends have raved for years how awesome EJS is, and you decided to join the off road community for a week of serious fun. You found the Facebook group and Instagram pages to follow already. You’ve got your trail runs planned, know where you’re staying (you booked that a year in advance!) and have a basic idea of what you’re going to be doing… but beyond the trails and official EJS events, you aren’t sure what else to expect. Here are a few things we love to recommend!
We have experienced light snow, rain, heat and high wind in the four years we’ve been going. The best rule of thumb is to wear layers. We tend to wear hoodies in the morning with t-shirts and jeans, so we have the option of taking a layer off as the day goes by. Hiking boots or shoes with a good rubber tread on them is a must – they keep your feet warm, and allow you to walk across all kinds of terrain. Sunglasses and hats are also great items to have on you at all times.
There are a couple small grocery stores in town for picking up food, however we plan ahead and bring what we can to help eliminate multiple stops. If you are looking for an awesome breakfast – hit up Jailhouse Cafe, and ask for a side of bacon! For a truly all around wonderful experience and amazing views – make reservations and go to The Sunset Grill. Woody’s Tavern is a great place to play pool and grab a drink.
Newspaper Rock is truly amazing, and worth the hour drive to get there from Moab. Along the way, you can enjoy watching rock climbers scale the cliffs and imagine what it was like to live there thousands of years ago.
We hope you have a great time in Moab this year, and that you will say hi when you see us on the trail and at the vendor show Stay tuned for more EJS 2018 blog posts!