I'm leaving next week for a 2-week solo MTB trip into the Canyonlands. I'm hauling a BOB Ibex trailer into The Maze district and also along the White Rim Trail.
Question: My tent weighs 8 lbs. and I'm having to haul in 50 lbs. of water which is going to push the 70 lb. limit of my trailer when you add the other stuff I need to bring. I'm thinking of ditching the tent and sleeping under the stars for the duration. I figure if a storm passes over I'll hunker under a tarp and be miserable for the duration.
What do you think? Is a tent necessary in the Canyonlands?