is a matter of life and death in Moab if you plan on
being outside. No matter if you are hiking, biking,
golfing, 4 wheeling, ATV'ing or whatever, people die
here from dehydration (lack of water). Always plan on
bringing your own water wherever you go because drinking
water will not always be available. In the summer
plan on one gallon of water per person per day.
Drink constantly and not in short gulp sessions every
30 minutes or an hour. Once you are thirsty it's too
late, you are dehydrated.
best way to carry water is through one of the pack
mounted systems that has a water bladder. Go for
the larger ones that offer 50 ounces or more. You
can view some of the suggested models here.
If you are doing aerobic excercise in the summer
plan on carrying a 100oz bladder plus several additional
water bottles for your trip.
- Gearheads - Located just south of the City Market
on the main street in Moab (Hwy 191) is Gearheads. This
is a great outdoor / riding / climbing / camping shop.
They usually have this humongous Mountain Hardwear dome
tent set up outside the shop. They provide free filtered
water and are friendly and knowleagable. This place
is highly recommended.
Gearheads - 471 S Main St # 1, Moab Ut. (435) 259-4327