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Fall spring report for winter

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Offline jave

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Fall spring report for winter
« on: November 06, 2010, 12:59:43 PM »
From NE to SW, from October 2010 hikes:
1. Rosillos-  Alamo and Lost, dry.  Alamo is severely brushy and best passed on west.
2. Lower Tornillo- Dries up below shutin quickly this yr.
3. Dominguez spring-  Good flow at dam near ruins, very wet for miles up canyon north, including warm spg coming from the east side.
4. Smoky spring- small stagnant pool, yecch.  Canyon to east- no flow.
5. Upper Smoky Creek- good flow 2 miles north of Mule Ears.
6. Mule Ears spring- fantabulous.
7. Pena east of Old Maverick road- Robust flow.

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Re: Fall spring report for winter
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 02:03:47 PM »
jave, we can't thank you enough for sharing this info.  I hope others will follow this lead and give us timely water reports.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
http://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/

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Re: Fall spring report for winter
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 08:45:41 PM »
My hat is off to anybody running up Rosillo Peak.  Mostly Curmugeon and friends have been trying to get me killed, or fed to a bear.  Lots of bear scat north of Dominguez for sure  I hope others add to the spring report as well- was a great summer but sporadic depending on location.  Water followed by heat led to grasses and numerous wasps making for interesting conditions.  Am about ready for the Big Bend 50k 1/16/11.

 


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