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That's a lot of water. The JC round trip ride is a long one, 4x4 or not. I can'r imagine you would need more than 5 liters to go from HW to BC; and if you are somehow running short on water when you get to JC, there's usually emergency water there. There's also usually water in Fresno Creek and upper Juniper Spring. Especially going counterclockwise. Counterclockwise you're only going 11-12 miles before you get to your cache, with only one big up of about 800'. If you were going clockwise, you'd go about 17 miles before your cache with a 2800' up on BC, before you got to JC. I personally like going clockwise from HW, up BC, across the Rim, then down JC and west across Dodson.Once you get to the top of JC, going down into BC and Colima is kinda not that interesting. Far more interesting is going up onto the Rim, which arguably is the most spectacular place in the park. Rather than go across Colima, might try and get a permit up on/near the Rim and budget to spend some time up there, you won't regret it. Nothing to see on Colima, which is a nice quiet place to camp but no views, and only a mile or less long anyways.
Just a thought - if you are going all the way in to cache at the Homer Wilson/Dodson trailhead, why not start/end there? It is a fairly long and slow trip.
Quote from: dprather on October 31, 2019, 11:07:17 AMJust a thought - if you are going all the way in to cache at the Homer Wilson/Dodson trailhead, why not start/end there? It is a fairly long and slow trip.I believe dprather meant starting at the Juniper canyon trailhead instead of HW. You will still have to cache water at HW though.
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