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Any water at or near Boot Springs?

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Any water at or near Boot Springs?
« on: October 26, 2013, 07:42:14 PM »
Hi,

I plan on backpacking the rim from Nov. 1-4.  The rainfall data is looking good, but I am curious to know if there is any water around Boot Springs, recently or within the past month.  Thanks!

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Re: Any water at or near Boot Springs?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 06:26:55 PM »
Leaving early tomorrow.  Somebody out there must know...

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Re: Any water at or near Boot Springs?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 07:52:44 PM »
With 1.5 inches in the Basin this month I would expect water at Boot Springs but certainly water in the tinajas upstream.  Bring a filter or water treatment and you will be fine.  The rangers will certainly have current info but even if they balk you can count on water in the tinajas.  Let us know what you find when you get back.

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temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
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Re: Any water at or near Boot Springs?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 11:30:26 PM »
Thanks, Mule Ears!  It's nice to lessen the uncertainty...

 


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