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Rain?

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Offline Flash

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2018, 09:26:03 AM »
Yesterday the Basin got 0.09" in the late afternoon and RGV received 0.46 inches early evening.   :Woot_Emoticon:

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #61 on: July 17, 2018, 08:46:26 PM »
Nearly and inch of rain at PJ yesterday!   :celebrate:
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Re: Rain?
« Reply #62 on: July 17, 2018, 09:26:22 PM »
Nearly and inch of rain at PJ yesterday!   :celebrate:


During our South Rim hike we could hear thunder to the north. The primary reason for going the long way around vs back down the Pinnacles for me was the weather. My daughter didn't want anymore of the Pinnacles so it was an easy call. It turned out that the Basin didn't get any rain (or not enough to notice) and we had cloud cover for most of the hike (bonus).


On the way out we went to Dugout Wells, dropped by Nina Hannold's grave to pay respects, and the dinosaur exhibit. All but Dugout Wells showed indications that they had received a nice rain. I already miss that place

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Offline Don H

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2018, 09:42:10 AM »
In your opinion was the park crowded?  Any idea if the Basin campground was heavily occupied and more especially, were the backcountry roadside sites heavily occupied.  Since we don't have access to El Campo anymore it's hard to check things like that without calling the park I guess.  Looking to come down to BB on the 29th and spending 5 days or so.
"Rugged isolation in a Jeep with the top down, doors off, sweaty, dusty, listening to your flavor of tunes, immersed in the most beautiful and beguiling desert mountains in all of the Southwest, the Sierra Quemada. Nothing short of spiritual cleansing. " D. Locke

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2018, 05:47:17 PM »
In your opinion was the park crowded?  Any idea if the Basin campground was heavily occupied and more especially, were the backcountry roadside sites heavily occupied.  Since we don't have access to El Campo anymore it's hard to check things like that without calling the park I guess.  Looking to come down to BB on the 29th and spending 5 days or so.


When I booked I couldn't get anything in the Emory Peak rooms  :(  so I thought that the park would be crowded. It wasn't. They are working on 102, possibly 101, and the road between the restaurant and the Emory Peak Lodge (in front of the Rio Grande Motel) is closed because they are working on that. The restaurant wasn't very full at breakfast. Lunch was a little more crowded. Then some days dinner was full some days it wasn't, which, to me, means that people were day tripping to BiBe. None of the "easy" turnouts had cars. I think there were 3, counting us at Santa Elena. We stopped and helped a man and his wife haul their canoe and cooler down to the water. Nobody was at Castolon either day. Very few cars at the PJ Visitor center. South Rim "traffic" basically stopped at the Emory Peak trail (and went up) though we did meet a guy going up Laguna with a permit and pack (lucky).


Cliff notes: it was nice there.

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Offline Don H

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2018, 10:52:30 AM »
Thanks Ice, sounds like it will be just right when me and the Mrs arrive, albeit a little on the war is side.
"Rugged isolation in a Jeep with the top down, doors off, sweaty, dusty, listening to your flavor of tunes, immersed in the most beautiful and beguiling desert mountains in all of the Southwest, the Sierra Quemada. Nothing short of spiritual cleansing. " D. Locke

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2018, 03:20:53 PM »
0.38" fell in the Basin today around noon.  :great:

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2018, 06:45:40 PM »
0.38" fell in the Basin today around noon.  :great:

very nice, I'll see what it produces the next two weekends
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Re: Rain?
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2018, 07:58:56 AM »
Parkwide rain in the past 24 hours! Basin  - 0.66"

Hopefully more to come,  cause it's a below average year so far.

TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the
morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Not as warm. Highs in the mid 60s in the mountains to the
upper 80s along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance
of precipitation 70 percent.

.TONIGHT...Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows 64 to
69. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation
70 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs
in the upper 60s in the mountains to the upper 80s along the Rio
Grande. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation
70 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 64 to 69. North winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s in the mountains to the mid 90s
along the Rio Grande. Light and variable winds becoming east around
10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2018, 01:02:23 PM »
Parkwide rain in the past 24 hours! Basin  - 0.66"

Hopefully more to come,  cause it's a below average year so far.

TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the
morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Not as warm. Highs in the mid 60s in the mountains to the
upper 80s along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance
of precipitation 70 percent.

.TONIGHT...Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows 64 to
69. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation
70 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs
in the upper 60s in the mountains to the upper 80s along the Rio
Grande. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation
70 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 64 to 69. North winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s in the mountains to the mid 90s
along the Rio Grande. Light and variable winds becoming east around
10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Let's hope 'cause the park is surely behind for the year

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temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Rain?
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2018, 02:16:34 PM »
Looks like about 1/2" in the Basin since early morning...so far
Not all those who wander are lost.
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Offline Imre

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2018, 05:30:53 PM »
I took a few pictures as I was leaving the park this morning. Looked like rain from one horizon to the other.
Cheers,
Imre
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Re: Rain?
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2018, 05:34:23 PM »
Two more.
For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, obvious, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2018, 09:53:28 PM »
Great shots, thank you!

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no shade, no water
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