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Questions on a new-to-me section in the SQ - Homer Wilson to Smoky Creek

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Offline Homer67

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https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/664cafcd-f67b-4f0f-8501-349bbe0bb02b/

I'll be trekking roughly south from the ranch house and hiking on the east side of Goat Mountain. I've found a little on this route, but looking for some direct info - any pour offs to negotiate? Other pitfalls? I read that there is one pour off to go around.

I'm back for another solo loop - ranch house to mountain pass west of Dominguez Spring, up Fisk and over to ET to Dodson via Adler Spring after visit to Skip and Jump, up Juniper then Boot/South Rim/Laguna/Blue Creek. I wont have too many routes left to explore in the SQ after this hike - I'll explore down through Claro Spring this fall. Depending on how it goes, I may summit Dominguez.

Thanks for whatever info y'all can lay on me. Doing this Feb 17th-24th.

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« Last Edit: February 15, 2019, 06:23:22 AM by Homer67 »
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Wow, I was just asking about this idea and any possible maps out there. Staying tuned...

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Offline Homer67

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Well, I suppose I shall find out what this route holds.

Itís almost go time! 🎉
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Are you looking at this route?
3RD DAY MAP by Cookie, on Flickr

From our trip a few years back http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/thanksgiving-it's-3-trips-in-1!/msg136470/#msg136470

Hope that helps. No issues with pour offs.

edit-just saw you said west of Goat......


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« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 11:23:49 AM by Cookie »

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Thank you Cookie! That is the route; I meant to say the east side of Goat Mtn.

Sweet, no issues with pour offs.🎉
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Thank you Cookie! That is the route; I meant to say the east side of Goat Mtn.

Sweet, no issues with pour offs.🎉

There is one large pouroff at Mesa Bonita spring but you can scramble down on the west side or right side going down canyon, it is steep but just a scramble.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Thank You ME! Thank You Cookie! This eases my anxiety greatly. Excitement, joy and anxiety rule my days at the present.

I am so stoked! Iím doing a loop - half SQ, half Chisos; some fun solo desert running then the indulgent cruise back to the Homer Wilson. I admit, I was relieved to hit the Dodson near Adler last Nov after sauntering through the Quemada for 5 days. It was glorious, but I was ready for a cushy hike.
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I did the arroyo east of Goat Mountain on my 6-night/7-day solo loop. I was surprised to see two other sets of prints 2 days or less ahead of me in the SQ.

There is mass water still in the Sierra Quemada. Some spots were less than in Nov, some were much better. The aquifer must be filling because some ephemeral springs are flowing. I broke off some exploration in some areas I noticed on my solo last Nov and did some scouting on some new areas to get into this fall. Iíll do a short blurb on my hike in the next day or two.
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

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Sounds like the trips went well, looking forward to the details!
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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