Tom and Anton were good buddies who had been on multiple ski trips with each other over the years, but had never gotten to enjoy summer adventures together before, nor been able to include their wives, both of whom had heard so many stories of their husbands’ friend. Lauren and Anton had camped in this goldmine of a spot several times before, but never quite like this. While the mountain biking mecca of Moab offers plenty of dispersed campsites throughout the town’s vast perimeter, depending on the time of year or day of the week, it can be a struggle to find a location that offers the isolation craved when venturing out for a desert adventure. This particular spot in Mill Canyon is far lesser-known however, and through a series of top secret directions provided by an inthe- know friend, they had lead the rest of the group to what would be their home base for the next two days.
It wasn’t the first time during the week they found themselves surprisingly happy outside of their comfort zones, traditional roles and known locales. The very trip itself, a leisurely five-day road trip starting in Utah’s Uinta and Wasatch Mountains, where autumn’s vibrant leaves were exploding with color, was out of character for everyone in this group.