Steve Jermanok’s Active Travels: Moab
Moab is to mountain biking what Hawaii is to surfing. It’s home to the legendary Slickrock Trail, a 12 mile pedal through a stunning labyrinth of deep narrow canyons that twist and turn sharply, without reason, like the scribbling of a 5 year-old. Trek Travel, the travel arm of the bicycle manufacturer, is taking advantage of this spectacular terrain by offering two mountain bike camps in Moab in October and November 2013, where you’ll get to ride with mountain biking legend, Gary Fisher, and pro couple, Heather Imerger and Jermey Horgan-Kobelski. The five-day, four-night Moab Ride Camp features trips to Porcupine Rim, Amasa Back, and Pipe Dream. The trip culminates with The Whole Enchilada, where you descend 4500 feet from alpine forests to the Colorado River valley. It’s an epic experience of challenging terrain and spectacular panoramas. Cost is $1199, including all meals, lodging at the Gonzo Inn, use of a Trek Remedy 9 or Lush SL full suspension mountain bike, and guided rides with experts who will only enhance your biking skills.
Steve Jermanok As a columnist for National Geographic Adventure, adventure travel expert at Budget Travel, and regular contributor on outdoor recreation for Outside, Men’s Journal, Health, and Sierra, Steve Jermanok has written more than 1,000 articles on the outdoors.He’s also authored or co-authored 11 books, including Outside Magazine’s Adventure Guide to New England and Men’s Journal’s The Great Life. His latest book is Go Now! Put Your Life on Pause and See the World. He’s currently an adventure travel expert at Away.com and blogs daily at Active Travels.