Re: Moab 2005
> *I didn't think about the insurance company lawsuits, which is a good
> point. Also, isn't ll of this covered by the waiver of liability? *
You're a very smart kid, but apparently you're new to the whole concept
of liability and lawsuits. You can get sued for the stupidest of things,
even by somebody who just signed your waiver five minutes ago. That's
not the way things are supposed to work, but that's the reality of
today's legal scene in America.
So to host any type of athletic gathering is a risk for the organizers.
The more dangerous the event, or activities, the more risk the
organizers take on.
This is going to become more of a sticking point in the future for
hosting things like Trials competitions where there is a high danger
factor (remember Lars Lottrup's fall in Japan, for those who were
there). It's great that Tom Daniels is looking into the USA's insurance
policy. We're paying an awful lot of money for it and not using it to
its full potential.
If it is possible for the USA's insurance policy to cover Moab, that
will be a great stress reliever for Rolf. And it may be the only way to
get properly covered as the BLM has requested. The USA's policy costs
$5000 per year, the minimum that company will charge. So it's a good
idea to share. This would mean each Moab attendee would have to be a USA
member, or join. Plus if there is an isurance rider for Moab, we would
have to divide the cost of that (hopefully only a few bucks per
As has been stated above, the official Moab Muni Fest campground will
probably be outside the Slickrock area. I remember Rolf was looking at a
private campground last year, that was along the road to the Amasa Back
trail. This area didn't have the same kind of slickrock, but it was
right next to the river and it didn't have all the BLM restrictions on
Being able to have competitions this year might hinge on the ability to
get insurance, but it still many be impossible to do in the actual
Slickrock area. Maybe somewhere off the beaten path, or not on BLM
lands, which may be unlikely.
As an event organizer, I know how much harder it is to run a weekend
with competition events. Much as I love them, I can't blame Rolf for
leaving them out if he must.
Yes, if you don't get lost and traffic/weather are on your side, you can
get from SLC to Moab in about 4.5 hours. Safe best is to allow a good 5,
especially on your way back so you're not late for flights. There are
tons of motels in town, but book ahead. You might considerwww.moabutahlodging.com
, the company I've used the last two years. This
year my group will be staying at the Cedar Breaks Condos.
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