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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by Casa Grande on Today at 01:40:32 PM »
I concur about not coming down Laguna Meadows for any reason unless you can make it back to the Basin by 10a. That black sand and exposure had me stumbling to my car on my last trip.

Where is Townsend Peak, btw?
http://www.virtualbigbend.com/big-bend-virtual-tour/#/Townsend-Point/

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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by steelfrog on Today at 11:35:32 AM »
Yeah I always pound down a half liter to a liter before I start; then I usually won't drink at all up Pinnacles; or for about an hour after; and I budget to use 2 liters a day after that (which I rarely use all), so, I think I'd take 4 for this mission.  But 7 can't hurt, it's just another 6 pounds.

Once you get up Pinnacles there's not a whole lot strenuous up there.  Lots of shade opportunity.  Even Emory is only about 40 minutes of grunt, and you can leave the pack in the bear box
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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by PacingTheCage on Today at 11:24:37 AM »
Bo, thanks for being willing to provide a water report! 

If you’re well hydrated between now and when you leave you won’t need as much water.  Drink a liter before you begin your hike. If you take 7 liters you should be more than OK for an overnighter.


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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by Bo_dynasty on Today at 11:13:45 AM »
Yeah that's a ton of water; 22 pounds of water?  Seriously?

If I was doing what you are doing I'd have about 8, maybe less; and I always carry a light filter, the MSR TrailShot

Ok thank you! I was trying to read back on old threads to get an idea about summer hiking needs and thought it was too much. I have a light filter so I'll drop to the 3L and 1 x 2L plus the gatorades.
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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by steelfrog on Today at 11:05:15 AM »
Yeah that's a ton of water; 22 pounds of water?  Seriously?

If I was doing what you are doing I'd have about 8, maybe less; and I always carry a light filter, the MSR TrailShot
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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by Flash on Today at 11:02:08 AM »
Thanks all. I am going out this weekend. Doing South Rim on Saturday, 7/20. I'll post a water report after.

Planning to be light but was thinking about water:
3L Camelback
3 x 2L platypus
2 20oz Gatorade
1 32oz Nalgene

How does that sound?
Sounds heavy, unless you are planning to fill the 3 - 2L platypus bottles at Boot Canyon.  ;)
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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by Jim on Today at 11:01:02 AM »
Usually there are plenty of camp sites available in the Chisos during the last two weeks in July.  Here's what it looked like in 2017 ( the last full year El Campo was used).
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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by Bo_dynasty on Today at 10:44:22 AM »
Thanks all. I am going out this weekend. Doing South Rim on Saturday, 7/20. I'll post a water report after.

Planning to be light but was thinking about water:
3L Camelback
3 x 2L platypus
2 20oz Gatorade
1 32oz Nalgene

How does that sound?
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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by steelfrog on Today at 10:27:09 AM »
Yep; last 2 times I've camped there have been on Colima
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Hiking the Mountains / Re: The last two weeks in July
« Last post by dprather on Today at 10:10:37 AM »
My approach to High Chisos camping and backpacking is a bit different.  I like the Colima sites, especially Colima #2.

Why?

(1) By camping along the Colima Trail, I do not have to lug my backpack all the way up to the Rim.  I establish a base camp from which I can explore.

(2) Far from the maddening crowds, the Colima sites are still close to water at Boot Pipe.

(3) The Colima Trail is just magical.

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