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Modified OML October 27030

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 04:37:28 PM »
Thanks Steelfrog.
10 more days and I hope to be on my way.........
Still going back and forth between CW and CCW.
Clockwise I would have the luxury of stopping and overnighting in Marathon Sunday on the way in. Wouldn't have to rush to get my permit on Sunday before the office closes. Then get my permit the next morning and head up Blue Creek no later than 9:30, hopefully earlier. When I rush I forget stuff.
 I also understand that the views are better facing west on the Dodson, especially the last few miles.
Either way I go, it's going to be awesome.

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2019, 07:20:36 PM »
I also understand that the views are better facing west on the Dodson, especially the last few miles.
Either way I go, it's going to be awesome.

This ^^

Either way the views are awesome, just remember to turn around and look behind you.  It is actually a good habit to get into so that you recognize where you are.

I am a fan of CCW because 1.) I hate walking up the gravels in Blue Creek and 2.) I much prefer climbing up Juniper canyon because the tread is much better and while slightly more elevation gain, it is over more distance.

What ever you do, it will be awesome!
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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2019, 09:21:16 PM »
Thatís exactly the reason I want to go down Juniperómuch better trail. Going down blue creek blows. A lot of loose crap slows you down and slipping more. I want to go up that junk and down (fast) the good trail of juniper

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2019, 04:49:14 PM »
Well I'm in Marathon overnighting
 When I get my permits in the morning, do I need to have my gear with me for the Clerk to see so they can tell that I know what I'm doing?
Thanks

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2019, 05:50:24 PM »
Just finished the OML (CW) on 10/20/19. Rangers did not ask to see any equipment even the bear can; but they asked about it and how I planned on carrying/getting water.  Be prepared for rolling eyes and negative looks. But remember to fill up your water containers and drink tons after getting permit. There is a water spicket just outside the panther junction ranger station near the curb.  Not to insult anyone's experience but One word of caution- stop before you decide to look around/behind- it is easy to twist an ankle when not watching the trail closely. We had a blast and hope you do to! Post a picture of the bear in Blue Creek Canyon- I was too busy backing away and looking big and never got a good picture! LOL

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2019, 06:17:13 PM »
Just finished the OML (CW) on 10/20/19. Rangers did not ask to see any equipment even the bear can; but they asked about it and how I planned on carrying/getting water.  Be prepared for rolling eyes and negative looks. But remember to fill up your water containers and drink tons after getting permit. There is a water spicket just outside the panther junction ranger station near the curb.  Not to insult anyone's experience but One word of caution- stop before you decide to look around/behind- it is easy to twist an ankle when not watching the trail closely. We had a blast and hope you do to! Post a picture of the bear in Blue Creek Canyon- I was too busy backing away  and looking big and never got a good picture! LOL
Well I'm married so I'm used to eye rolling and negative looks.
Thanks for the info. I've been following your posts with great interest. Can't wait to see your report. Hope I see a bear.... from a distance!

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2019, 06:24:00 PM »
Thanks roadrunner. The last time I was in BiBe was in the 1980s- I never saw a bear, deer , tarantulla or roadrunner! Besides the bear, we saw at least 6 deer- 1 a 6 point buck, a fox, 4 tarantullas and 4 roadrunners! I know they were there but I was only looking for snakes! Only saw one back then and none this trip surprisingly.

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2019, 07:31:41 AM »
Just got back home last night.
Started the OML CW from Homer Wilson last Sunday and finished up Wednesday a.m. at Homer Wilson. Everything I hoped for and more. Trip report coming.
Didn't see any bears on OML, but went back up into the mountains Wednesday after meeting up with my brother in the Basin, a bear raided our camp (Boot Canyon 4) Thursday morning while we were in it. Details to follow when I get to a desktop computer with a big key board. I posted spring reports in that part of the forum. Thanks all, especially DeserTrek for the water cache!

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2019, 07:45:41 AM »
Just got back home last night.
Started the OML CW from Homer Wilson last Sunday and finished up Wednesday a.m. at Homer Wilson. Everything I hoped for and more. Trip report coming.
Didn't see any bears on OML, but went back up into the mountains Wednesday after meeting up with my brother in the Basin, a bear raided our camp (Boot Canyon 4) Thursday morning while we were in it. Details to follow when I get to a desktop computer with a big key board. I posted spring reports in that part of the forum. Thanks all, especially DeserTrek for the water cache!
Great to hear and looking forward to the full report.  Congratulations!

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2019, 01:50:33 PM »
Assume everyone ok physically after the bear attack. Wow! Look forward to the details

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Re: Modified OML October 27030
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2019, 05:00:30 PM »
Assume everyone ok physically after the bear attack. Wow! Look forward to the details
Oh we are are fine, my brother's tent is ruined, my tarp has a long rip in it, our inflatable pads small rips and my sleeping bag 3 small rips.

 


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