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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Outer Mountain Loop => Topic started by: WNdx on February 26, 2018, 04:11:23 PM

Title: Water Report 2/20-2/22
Post by: WNdx on February 26, 2018, 04:11:23 PM
Apologies for taking a few days to get around to a water report from last week.


2/20
Boot Spring - Got distracted by a horseback crew doing some work on the structures nearby and must have walked past Boot Spring, but I heard later from other hikers that it was dry anyways.
Juniper Canyon - Slow but constant trickle, nice pool of clear water a few inches deep.

2/21
Dodson Spring - Small pool of standing water, covered in algae.
Fresno Creek - Plenty of flowing water. Only need to go 10-20 feet off-trail to find a nice, clear pool to collect from. Several pools up to a foot deep or so. The area is teeming with life - an incredible sight in the middle of the desert.

Also - I heard from couple on the Dodson that there were several pools of standing water between the Juniper Canyon trailhead and the NE Rim trail, but I did not go and verify this on my own.

I'll have a trip report up soon. Basically ended up just sticking to the NPS itinerary and had a great time!



Title: Re: Water Report 2/20-2/22
Post by: dprather on February 26, 2018, 07:10:31 PM
Thanks for the report!
Title: Re: Water Report 2/20-2/22
Post by: mule ears on February 27, 2018, 09:00:43 AM
Thanks for the report!
+1
Apologies for taking a few days to get around to a water report from last week.


2/20
Boot Spring - Got distracted by a horseback crew doing some work on the structures nearby and must have walked past Boot Spring, but I heard later from other hikers that it was dry anyways.
Juniper Canyon - Slow but constant trickle, nice pool of clear water a few inches deep.

2/21
Dodson Spring - Small pool of standing water, covered in algae.
Fresno Creek - Plenty of flowing water. Only need to go 10-20 feet off-trail to find a nice, clear pool to collect from. Several pools up to a foot deep or so. The area is teeming with life - an incredible sight in the middle of the desert.

Also - I heard from couple on the Dodson that there were several pools of standing water between the Juniper Canyon trailhead and the NE Rim trail, but I did not go and verify this on my own.

I'll have a trip report up soon. Basically ended up just sticking to the NPS itinerary and had a great time!


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