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Dodson and Juniper Un-maintained 10/12

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Offline JeremyHikes

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Dodson and Juniper Un-maintained 10/12
« on: October 15, 2018, 01:32:18 PM »
Definitely use some sort of GPS if unformiliar with the Dodson or Juniper Trails. I got off quite a bit, but this saved my butt. Also, Id recommend wearing paints (not leggings) and/or Gators as the overgrown plants are unforgiving.

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Re: Dodson and Juniper Un-maintained 10/12
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 03:04:10 PM »
It gets like this after summer rains, you are about the first to go through there this fall and it will get beaten back in a few months.  Thanks for all the water reports!
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline dprather

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Re: Dodson and Juniper Un-maintained 10/12
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 12:01:08 AM »
Ditto on the thanks.  Your reports are informing decisions.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline joeypenney

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Re: Dodson and Juniper Un-maintained 10/12
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 03:11:41 PM »
I just completed the OML this past weekend. The trails are overgrown, but you can make out a beaten path. Just pay attention to where you are going. I recommend coverings for you legs, or you're legs will come out looking like a cat used your legs like a scratching post.

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Re: Dodson and Juniper Un-maintained 10/12
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 04:05:12 PM »
I just completed the OML this past weekend. The trails are overgrown, but you can make out a beaten path. Just pay attention to where you are going. I recommend coverings for you legs, or you're legs will come out looking like a cat used your legs like a scratching post.

Good to hear that you finished the OML, hope you will give us some kind of trip report, it will be the first of the season.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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