We've had to delay our trip for a few weeks because our boxer boy, Cody, is undergoing TPLO tomorrow (8-20) and will need at least 6 weeks and possibly 8 of a very strict/rest exercise regimen which does NOT include stairs. TPLO is a surgery where the stifle (knee) is modified to provide a stable joint.
We had planned to be in the Moab area in late September and try some of the Jeep trails thinking that we'd not be too likely to have bad weather on I-70 through the Rockies. Since we're going to wait a few weeks, we'll be crossing the Rockies sometime during the 1st couple of weeks of October.
We'd like to go into the La Sal Mountains as well as some of the easy trails around Moab. Maybe if we can hook up with others, we'd be brave enough to try some moderate trails. I did get the 4-Wheelers Bible & have the book by Wells which provide a lot of info. The other book that was recommended must be out of print.
Obviously, the weather anywhere cannot be guaranteed (especially this year) but I just wondered if we'd be likely to drive through snow there or through the Rockies.