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Dreaming of OML

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Offline robmaz49

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Re: Dreaming of OML
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 11:28:20 AM »
Water dated and labeled. I really hope rangers wouldnt take it. Like everyone says those who put on their big girl and boy pants and do it in a day need that. The HW boxes were empty. I'll note the rangers we ran into were parked at HW and we assume the Dodson/JC trail head as we saw them pull out later from the primitive road when we were driving around. Still doubt it but who knows. Maybe the guy that lost his "really good water" thought it was us and wanted to stick it to us. He said his "really good water" had been cached there for over a week. Also I'll add, the ranger even though we knew he knew our story probably had some hiccups, was very polite. Didnt push the issue. Just said good luck and have a nice day. I think they were searching for the guy that left a note on his truck dash saying he was doing the loop and would be back in 2 days....seeing as how they say thats a no no probably not smart. Thats another reason we started in basin. Truck blends in well and is safe. Next time we decided to start at homer and go clockwise to BC on fresh legs. And then continue at whatever pace. Awesome experience though and opened us up to backpacking. So much fun and we can't wait to go back to camp south rim! Checking off wish list items Every time.

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Offline nuggetf5

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Re: Dreaming of OML
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 09:21:46 AM »
Robert, I believe the rangers "stealing" the water is the most likely scenario, especially during a shutdown.  Ill-advised though, and alarming, to me.  I understand that this is their way of putting a stop to a scofflaw camping without a permit, but it also could create a safety issue for someone dayhiking

Yikes, I would hope that was not the case... I concur with you. Was there a couple of weeks before the shutdown started, HW bins had probably a dozen gallons of water that was free for the taking, past its pick-up date, some of it several months.
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Offline robmaz49

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Re: Dreaming of OML
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 09:34:11 AM »
It was I'll call it bone dry. Not a jug in sight. Dont have to look far inside the boxes but nothing. There were 3 gallons at the Dodson/juniper though dated for the next 3 days so probably the person in the truck parked at homer.

 


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