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I know I shouldn't, but I'm planning on water at Boot Springs and the pools. Worst case scenario they are dry and I hike an extra 5 miles to the Basin Campgrounds for water.
Water stash somewhere near Luna's Jacal (I know there isn't a bear box anywhere near here, but plan on securing some water in a clever hiding spot with a geo-cache.
I can augment these supplies with any other water possibly at Terlingua Creek or on the Mesa, though they won't be needed, just extra. I plan on carrying two days at a time.
I might drop some food at the Blue Creek box near the vista if I deem my pack to be too heavy before starting. Otherwise I'm not too worried about carrying all my food. Carried 10 days worth of food before in CO.
I won't go all the way to Glenn Springs on day 1. Chimney's to Terlingua I believe is around 12 miles. Not too worried about that distance since it will all be on trail/road.I know that the Mesa day will be slow and tough. But it's gonna be awesome up on top.
Does all this sound reasonable? I've run everything by Raymond Skiles, who works for NPS at Big Bend, and he said it sounds good. I've actually never been to Big Bend before, but have been planning the heck out of this trip for more than a month now. Pretty experienced hiker, but never done anything in my home state of Texas. Big Bend seemed like the obvious choice!Thanks for the help mule ears.
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