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2. I'll be on the trail for two nights. What would be good places to camp?3. How much water should I bring? I've heard that there is nearly always water at Fresno creek.4. Regarding clothing, I usually hike in nylon pants but would it be wiser to go with cotton considering all the desert plants?5. With two nights on the trail , I'm hoping to have ample time to explore along the way. Are there any side trails, ruins, or other points of interests that would be fun to explore?6. I have a good map of the trail, but are there any confusing parts that I should be aware of?
Robert, that looks like a really good route. How long would the hike take on the first day to get to the camp? Also, coming back up the ET trail, is the Fresno drainage easy to spot and then follow back to that camp site?
Another possibility and one that I have done so I know it is reasonably doable:Start at Juniper, hike 1/2 mile or so beyond Fresno Creek; campHike to a mile or so beyond Homer Wilson (through the red rocks); camp Hike up Blue Creek, cross the Chisos, then down Juniper. When we did this, we started hiking very early the third day (like about 7:00) and were back at the Juniper trailhead about 3:00.Regardless, I want to re-iterate what other have said about the weather in April in the desert: it will likely be very hot. Get started as early as possible each day. Consider not hiking at all between, say, 1 and 5, and then if more mileage is needed heading out again after 5 or 6.
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