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Another OML question

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Offline Drifter

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Re: Another OML question
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2007, 02:09:24 PM »
that was the route I took first time down Smokey and boy was it fun.  The problem I had solo was I kept thinking that as I was going down the pour offs there were some that I could never get back up solo and if I came to one I couldn't get down after one I couldn't get back up I had a problem.  I was sure glad when the drainage opened up there at the intersection of where the established trail turns south and I could breathe again.  Did you use a shuttle or did you have enough vehicles? 
If you climb mountains, no explanation is necessary, if you don't , no explanation is possible.

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Offline Horns 98

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Re: Another OML question
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2007, 12:14:38 PM »
Just wanted to thank everyone again for the info it helped out a lot.  We had a great trip, a little rough out there, but well worth it.

For those headed out there in the next few days there is water flowing at Fresno. Upper Juniper had some moving water, but not much.

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Offline TheWildWestGuy

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Re: Another OML question
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2007, 01:34:07 PM »
How about posting a trip report and/or photo's?
Weather, Trail conditions, campsite's you stayed at, wildlife, see any other hikers? etc..

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Ray52

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Re: Another OML question
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2007, 07:45:37 PM »
Hopefully I can update this information after next weekend.  I'm headed to BIBE in the morning.  After an early stop at REI in Houston I'm going to drive as far west as I can safely (maybe Panther Junction??!!).  Sunday I'll finish the drive, get my permits, and cache my water & food.  I plan to be on the trail at first light on Monday.  

 


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