Winter in Moab is happening. The word is, winter has not blanketed and chilled Moab like this since 1973. A quick outing to the Bar M Chuckwagon on north Highway 191 to the Brands Mountain Bike trails served to delight.
A previous adventurer left cross country ski tracks on the Bar M Loop and out under the bridge toward Gemini Bridges. The snow is healthy for skiing. A person can walk it too.
Snow walking advisory: Bring eye wear that wraps around the eye. The snow, the sun, it is bright out there. Goggles were tucked into a supply bag left at the car. The fuller wrapping sunglasses for biking were snug in a purse at the car. The plain old sunglasses were not quite the right eye wear. The cool breeze, dried and irritated the eyes. With one of the options that were thought of, yet still left behind, the eyes would have been much more comfortable.
Bring poles. Get an upper body work out. Stabilize your steps. It is bumpy and uneven out there.
It is quiet once you get behind the hogback. It is sparkly. Bring a camera and good luck capturing the enormous frost flakes.
Roomrates are reduced in Moab in Winter. Bring your Board Conference to Moab this winter.