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Warning Signs

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Offline Imre

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Warning Signs
« on: June 01, 2018, 08:31:08 AM »
It rained about 1.5 inches in the Chisos while I was in the park. Apparently that's nearly the entire rainfall for the year so far. It was 109F in the shade at RGV when I photographed the warning sign at the trail to hot springs. The manager at the lodge told me that earlier in the month the park service conducted four search and rescues on that trail.
Be well and above all be safe.
Imre
« Last Edit: June 01, 2018, 03:35:02 PM by Imre »
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Offline bam.bam

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 09:01:58 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  One thing I always do prior to going to BB is condition myself. I will go to my local park and walk an hour in the "heat of the day" for two weeks prior to the trip.

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 09:05:04 AM »
The manager at the lodge told me that earlier in the month the park service conducted four search and recoveries on that trail.
I can believe that. The Hot Springs Canyon Trail was the hottest November hike I've ever done. Air temp was "only" 80 or so, but it felt like 100. Can't imagine it'd be much fun in these temps.

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Offline Flash

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 09:11:00 AM »
The Hot Spring Trail, from the Daniel Ranch end, can sure feel like a reflector oven. I have always turned around after reaching the overlook (~1/2 mile).

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Offline House Made of Dawn

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 09:44:00 AM »
The Hot Spring Trail, from the Daniel Ranch end, can sure feel like a reflector oven. I have always turned around after reaching the overlook (~1/2 mile).

Agreed! I've done it once, no need to do it again. So many dayhikers think of it as a hike they can just knock off quickly as a little "extra" during their visit. Partly that's the fault of the NPS for failing to contextualize it properly. Glad to see they're correcting that.
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Offline badknees

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 02:49:54 PM »
Yeah, I've done that hike in the heat of the day before and the exposed limestone in the first uphill section is HOT! Think about what the Marufo Vega is like right now?
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Offline catz

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Re: Warning Signs
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 03:11:22 PM »

Yeah....and the Dodson!
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