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Boot Canyon

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chisos_muse

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Re: Boot Canyon
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2010, 08:48:31 PM »
REECE!    JUST DO IT!!!!  (but don't wear Nike's)  :icon_wink:

Stop scarin the crap outta yourself (remember what FDR said), go to the park, and have a great time. It's the Chisos on established trails. You won't be alone out there this time of year. Do it MAN! Do it for Chuck!!!!!



More inspiration even....







AND....don't forget to take photos for Homero!!!  :eusa_dance:


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Offline Reece

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Re: Boot Canyon
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2010, 10:21:01 PM »
Badknees: I loved the "Write your address on your arm with indelible marker" - Maybe the best comment yet.

Thanks Chisos Muse, the world needs more encouragers and fewer detractors.
Honestly, I'm really not scaring myself, I've just been planning this trip for so long that I'm probably obsessing a little.

BTW that's what I do for a living. I'm a project planner. I have to eliminate all the variables that could scuttle a job. Details are my business and I have to trust every member of my team to give me accurate information. When things go wrong as they sometimes do, it's always because someone I trusted failed to perform.

Political correctness and diplomacy are not my strong suits. I much prefer to communicate in a direct manner. That leaves very little wiggle room for blame shifting or the coddling of fragile egos. If that approach is not refreshing to you in this day and age then I don't know what else to say.

I think the world of you guys but I'm going solo backpacking in the Big Bend after Thanksgiving with or without anyone's consent or approval. I've overnight hiked in Big Bend Ranch twice and day hiked Big Bend National a few times. I'm not a total rube in need of TLC. I only came here to get some pointers for my next trip. I try not to give out misleading information and I expect the same, that's all.

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Offline Al

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Re: Boot Canyon
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2010, 11:18:34 PM »
Reece, you have planned in a most sufficient manner: far better than I or any one I know have ever have planned such a hike, having said that, the fact that you are a solo hiker more than justifies the extent of your planning.  Carry enough water to either make it back to the JC trailhead or to the basin and you will be all right.  You are more than prepared.

Al

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Offline Reece

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Re: Boot Canyon
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2010, 06:50:59 AM »
Chisos Muse, you're the BOMB!
Just for the record, MY confidence level was never in question.

My latest trip report...not!


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chisos_muse

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Re: Boot Canyon
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2010, 07:36:36 AM »
James Franco is awesome! Very cool.  :icon_cool:

Reece, stay out of slot canyons and you should be fine!  :icon_wink:

I may not be the "bomb", but they don't call me Musey fer nuttin!  :eusa_whistle:

 


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