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Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring

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Offline dkerr24

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Re: Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2008, 08:07:21 PM »
On the 1/19, there was some very grungy water in Boot Canyon, as you progress toward the South Rim from the red cabin.

There was not very much of it, but there is some there.  It is periodically scattered is the rock canyon bottom along the way.

I would only want to drink it as a last resort.  It might even be crunchy.  And it may be best to leave it for wildlife, except in an emergency.



hmmm... is this like dehydrated water?  :)

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Offline TheWildWestGuy

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Re: Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2008, 07:32:11 PM »
When it hasn't rained hard in a long time the tinajas get stagnant and mat over with algae.  It looks worse than it really is and you can still filter and drink it,  but even after filtering the water will still have a distinct greenish color to it.   Don't let that scare you though I have drank filtered greenish water several times and never had any problems... TWWG

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Re: Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2008, 08:06:03 PM »
Sounds like my water filter will get a real workout down there.  Last time I used the filter, I was filtering water from Clear Creek in the Grand Canyon.  The water straight out of the creek looked as clear as tap water. 

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Re: Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2008, 08:12:22 PM »
Sounds like my water filter will get a real workout down there.  Last time I used the filter, I was filtering water from Clear Creek in the Grand Canyon.  The water straight out of the creek looked as clear as tap water. 
Bring along a coffee filter to screen out the chunky stuff and most of the "floaties" before running it through your filter.

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Re: Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2008, 09:08:01 AM »
Bring along a coffee filter to screen out the chunky stuff and most of the "floaties" before running it through your filter.

Thanks for the tip... I've added that to my packing list.  Not much longer now...  I'm headed down there on 02/09.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2008, 09:45:38 AM by RichardM »

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Offline JimNewOrleans

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Re: Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2008, 09:36:01 AM »
well, I am headed over there tomorrow (from new orleans, so actually probably in park Saturday a.m. ...) but will try to remember to let you know how it is/was upon myreturn...

Re: Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2008, 02:42:42 PM »


hmmm... is this like dehydrated water?  :)


Perhaps Snap, Crackle, Squish.

WWG, thanks for the practical comments. 

Are you aware of anything potentially harmful in that kind of water that would not be removed by a MIOX or high powered purification tablets or a high powered filter?

I typically pour water to be treated through a MSR Mugmate mesh screen to filter out particulate matter, and then treat the water with the MIOX concoction.

While the MIOX can be a bit finicky at times to operate (i.e. fiddle with it and have some patience), eventually it works, and I've never become ill from MIOX treated water.

Then again, I've never consumed any water like that in Boot Canyon a few weeks ago.

I suppose I have a new "To Do" for my list--treat and consume some skanky water for the sake of my education.
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Re: Boot Spring/U Juniper Spring
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2008, 04:07:54 PM »
the chunky stuff and most of the "floaties"

Now there's an image you probably don't want to spend a lot of time pondering.
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