We're supposed to be traveling from SLT to Moab this Sat (if our flight won't be cancelled due high winds:)) and there is pretty scary high wind alert for Arches/grand Flat, UT until Sat., May 26, 2012 8:00 PM MDT at weather.com: weather.com/weather/…
THESE WINDS WILL BE STRONGER ON SATURDAY WITH PEAK WIND GUSTS OF 60 TO 70 MPH.
* IMPACTS... DRIVERS OF HIGH-PROFILE VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE DANGER OF THESE WINDS ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING ALONG NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS.
My initial plan was to take afternoon hikes in Arches, but now I'm not sure - maybe I have to spend more time on the road, getting to Moab in the evening.
Do you think wind can be less strong in Goblin Valley or it's going to be bad everywhere?
Which road would you take - the advisory says especially north to south roads will be affected - would you recommend take a longer route and follow Hwy 70 for the one of the last section which is west to east?