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This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2012, 03:05:49 PM »

NE4 is the best site to watch the sunrise from.  Just a short walk from the campsite is a rock outcrop with phenomenal views.

Here are  acouple of young ladies near this spot just after sunrise on December 5, 2011; you can see Raven's Ridge blow...



OH YEAH!!! That's what I was looking for! A picture of NE4! Thank you Steelfrog!
I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. - John Muir -

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012, 03:11:38 PM »
1st night at Chisos Basin CG or hike into Juniper Flat or Boulder Meadow.

I would hike up to Boulder Meadow your first night, or at least to Juniper Flat.  The basin campground is a noisy place.

Thanks Randell! That's gonna be my plan then. I really don't like all that noise. And I LOVE boulders.
I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. - John Muir -

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 03:17:46 PM »
Brownmouse,

This is a little presumptous, but do you have a plan about water?

Geezer

Geezer,
Thanks for the thought. We plan on hauling 2 gallons, one for each day. I know how heavy that is, as I have hauled that up into the Guadalupe Mountains before. Ugh!!! :icon_frown: But I am hoping that there will be water available so we don't actually have to carry all that water. I'm glad you mentioned Juniper Spring cuz I thought Boot Spring was the most likely water source. I treat w/iodine tablets and my friend filters hers.
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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2012, 03:25:33 PM »
Go out into the Sierra Quemada and zone camp around Elephant Tusk or maybe Dominguez Springs.  Don't get a whole lot more secluded than that.

Oh, and take your machete....just in case.

LOL! Is the machete for mountain lions? Or renegade hikers? CHecked it out on the map. Looks secluded and rugged. Would you hike down from the Chisos or take a vehicle to Black Gap Rd. We're in a low clearance vehicle for this trip. Is that one of you fav spots, Steel?
I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. - John Muir -

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 06:20:06 PM »
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Might want to rethink that plan as you are watching Dancing with the Stars on the TV.

Shoot Shanea. I'm gonna be Dancing with the Stars right there in BiBe!!!!!!!! :dance:  It's gonna me a nearly new moon when we are there and there should be plenty of stars to choose from!!

its like gilligans island no tv and no internet access and no mobile phone coverage in the basin

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2012, 09:14:47 PM »
Oh now, SHANEA, it ain't all that bad.  :eusa_eh:

We had a fair WiFi connection a week or so ago from our Emory Peak Lodge in the Basin.   :crossedfingers:

Way better if you take your laptop down to the Restaurant/Gift Shop.  :great:

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2012, 09:55:23 PM »
Yes, Brownmouse, and what is your plan about water?

Impertinently aged,

Geezer

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2012, 09:43:14 AM »
Yes, Brownmouse, and what is your plan about water?

Impertinently aged,

Geezer

Well Geezer,

About water.............. .. hmmmm. What to do about water.No water faucets up there? No trail angels leaving some bottled water with my name on it? Dang it!!!! Guess I better just stay at the campground!  :eusa_think:    Oh heck no!! I'm goin' in!! I will carry my water. One gallon per person per day.......therefore I will carry 2 gal and my friend will carry 2 gal, because we will be out for two days. If our prayers are answered :crossedfingers: there will be water in boot spring and that will lighten our load by maybe 8 lbs. Otherwise, we are gonna be packing heavy!! Thanks for caring. Water is a problem up there, isn't it. I promise to be prepared!!! :icon_wink:
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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2012, 09:51:25 AM »
Everyone is different; I hyper-hydrate before getting on trail, so I have found that in the Chisos, I don't need nearly that much water.  HOWEVER, down in the Quemada, at least that much, depending on the time of year.

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2012, 11:25:17 AM »
Everyone is different; I hyper-hydrate before getting on trail, so I have found that in the Chisos, I don't need nearly that much water.  HOWEVER, down in the Quemada, at least that much, depending on the time of year.

Thanks for the tip, Steelfrog. 2 gal is heavy! I'm hoping for water in the spring. I drove to El Paso last week from Central Tx and was pleasantly surprised at the amt of greenery out there in the desert. It was beautiful and made me hopeful, though it's still a long ways from Oct.
I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. - John Muir -

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Re: This Brownmouse is looking for seclusion/hidden sites
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2012, 03:01:48 PM »
LOL! Is the machete for mountain lions? Or renegade hikers? CHecked it out on the map. Looks secluded and rugged. Would you hike down from the Chisos or take a vehicle to Black Gap Rd. We're in a low clearance vehicle for this trip. Is that one of you fav spots, Steel?

No; a machete is overkill for a pussy cat.  Machete is for all the stickers and stabbers.  Low clearance vehicle going Black Gap road--NO.  But, you can get to DS TH from the other side via the River Road--low clearance vehicle could prolly make it ok; I'd rather have a Tahoe or some such though; just be smart.

Yes, so, from DS TH I think you hike 7 miles to DS itself and Fisk Ranch; from there you can base camp and hit the Punta to your west and Dominguez Peak, Backbone Ridge and Elephant Tusk to the east.  I would carry in a ton of water, although DS prolly has water now--wouldn't bet my life on it though.

 


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