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Mesa de Anguila Water Report

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Offline dprather

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Mesa de Anguila Water Report
« on: March 15, 2016, 10:34:25 AM »
Someone mentioned that there hasn't been a water report from MDA recently.  They mentioned that someone who knows what they are talking about needs to give an update.

I certainly do not qualify as an arch "someone who knows what they are talking about," but I can give this report.

We scouted the ravines that cross the MDA trail between the saddle and Mariposa up and down from the trail and found virtually no water.  We saw only two very small pools underneath medium-sized shaded pour-offs.  The water looked absolutely awful (multi-bugs, green-hued, tons of unidentified floaties, and etc.). 

We ran into a solo hiker who was doing the "Up the Saddle-Across the Ridge-Down to Terlingua Abajo route."  He said that he was able to get "just a little" water from Tineja Rana.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.


Offline mule ears

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Re: Mesa de Anguila Water Report
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 01:20:46 PM »
That is pretty dry, thanks for the report.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water


Offline salukicolt

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Re: Mesa de Anguila Water Report
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 05:04:47 PM »
I just posted a mini water report in the other thread about the MDA. Report and pictures coming soon.



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