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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.
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
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!
Assume everyone ok physically after the bear attack. Wow! Look forward to the details
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