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Domiguez Spring

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Offline Flattop

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Domiguez Spring
« on: December 18, 2014, 01:39:45 AM »
Does anyone know if Domiguez Spring typically has water in March.  I am planning a backpacking trip to Big Bend during March and would like to visit this area.


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Re: Domiguez Spring
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 08:15:03 AM »
Dominguez is not 100% reliable so would want to confirm first before heading out. I haven't seen any trip reports from Dominguez but keep checking as many people use Jan-Feb time frame for Quemada trips. We were there last February and water was coming over the dam with low flow.

 Are you just planning on coming up the Dominguez trail from River Road or do you have a more extensive route planned?

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Re: Domiguez Spring
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 01:15:27 PM »
You could check older threads on this site for the many trip reports addressing varying flow at Dominguez Spring -- lots of other useful info there. But as Robert said, what you really need are trip reports made this fall on that topic. I haven't seen any yet.

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Re: Domiguez Spring
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 02:20:58 PM »
Thanks for the two quick replies!  Robert, I am considering the Dodson, Elephant Tusk, Smoky Spring look.  I am an experienced desert backpacker and this sounds like a fun trip.  Thanks for any advice about water!

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Re: Domiguez Spring
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 03:58:01 PM »
Welcome to the board Flattop!

If you haven't found them yet there are a number of trip reports in the indexes that describe similar loops, scroll down to Other Longer Trips in the Sierra Quemada.

As Robert said, Dominguez spring is not 100% reliable but almost so.  I was once there in March after many years of a drought and it was running and has the other times I have been there it was running too but you should be able to get some more current report by March.

Tell us more about what kinds of desert trips you have done, it is always good to get some new ideas.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
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