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    Tent Shopping For Moab Moto-Camp Idea

    Defender Dog and I went tent shopping today. Trying to be ready for a possible night camped along the river as well as alpine lake moto/camp/fish summer ideas.
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    Settled on a Eureka Midori Solo, light and compact enough for the CycleRack yet adequately wind and rain resistant if I can stake it out tight enough. TW nails one end down just fine.

    Being located out of town I had to drive by this wintry lake to get there. Pretty enough to pause for a pic.

    Dog wanted to take me water-skiing.

    Took a while to get by a pretty big boulder that had rolled onto road. The highway dept. had nibbled it down to size of a mini-van by time I came home. Photo doesn't capture the size of dent it made!
    This was all near Cave Rock, Lake Tahoe, Nv.
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    Anyways my Moab plans may include trying to use TW to overnight somewhat remotely if I can only pack light enough. Petroglyphs, pictographs, flowing desert rivers all provide seductive lures beyond the landforms so I may try to experience as much as possible.
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    Beat me to it TWilight.
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    Looks good. You sure cant go wrong with a Eureka, great quality. In MN, the Eureka Timberline is the gold standard for just about everything.
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    Haven't told the doggies there're not going yet. Leave dogs behind, pack handgun instead.
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    I was looking a tent to take along to big bend next month and finally settled on the mountainsmith morrison 2 suggested by Borneo, I am a little clostraphobic which I discovered on the bottom bunk at the KOA cabin in Moab last year, so the extra room will be appreciated.
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    That mountainsmith morrison 2 looks like a nice tent Nick, good one. That basic two pole design is getting popular for both many a solo and 2-person lightweight tents. The extra space afforded by the 2-person rating will be appreciated to bring all your gear inside should it rain in the Big Bend. I recall hearing locals joke that while it only rains 8 inches a year you should see it the day it does rain. GG11_MountainSmith_Morrison_445x260.jpg
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    After about 15 years in the same REI half-dome, I upsized to an Alps Zenith 3 a little over a year ago. Being a 3 person tent, it has a lot more room for me, the wife, and our riding gear. I set out shopping for a 1 person tent to save room in my kit, but I found that there just wasn't much difference in packed size between most 1-3 person traditional tents. The extra room is welcome on those rain-out days .

    I'm interested in hammocks and bivys, but I'm pretty used to regular tents at this point so I'm reticent to try and switch.

    Anyway, the Zenith 3 has been a great tent, probably equal in quality to my old half-dome for less than I paid for that one in '99.

    ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 3 AL Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season - Save 44%
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    I have the same style tent you got Fred, but a 2-man version. There's room for my riding gear and to change clothes inside. Not sure a dog would fit too, but probably.

    There is very little in storage size between a 1-man and a 2-man tent. I'd recommend the 2-man. It's just nice that everything but the bike fits inside and there's even room to heat my coffee in there while still in my sleeping bag. I sat out 3 days on the John Day in the rain with this tent.

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