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First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May

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Offline Walking Man

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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2018, 12:30:42 AM »
South Rim

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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2018, 12:33:25 AM »
South rim 2

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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2018, 12:34:30 AM »
Pine Canyon 2

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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2018, 05:24:26 AM »


I see at least one calendar nomination.
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temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2018, 08:29:20 AM »
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Day 3) South Rim overnight hike up Pinnacles, Emory Peak, and back via Laguna Meadow.  We hit the trail by 8 am and made it to the SW3 campsite by 4:30.  I believe this is about 10 miles??  This allowed my daughter plenty of time to hike around and explore the area while I rested and napped.  NOTE: I (almost) bit off more than I could chew with this hike.  If you’re a middle aged desk jockey like myself, I would not recommend duplicating this portion.  At a minimum shed as much pack weight as possible.  As a precaution we packed two gallons of water each and that in itself is heavy. Also, I would recommend skipping the Emory Peak trail.  I think it was actually those 3 miles that about did me in.  Curious to hear how others manage this loop – with the intent of camping on the South Rim?

When you transited Boot Canyon, what was the water situation? Any pools?
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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2018, 10:03:04 AM »
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Day 3) South Rim overnight hike up Pinnacles, Emory Peak, and back via Laguna Meadow.  We hit the trail by 8 am and made it to the SW3 campsite by 4:30.  I believe this is about 10 miles??  This allowed my daughter plenty of time to hike around and explore the area while I rested and napped.  NOTE: I (almost) bit off more than I could chew with this hike.  If you’re a middle aged desk jockey like myself, I would not recommend duplicating this portion.  At a minimum shed as much pack weight as possible.  As a precaution we packed two gallons of water each and that in itself is heavy. Also, I would recommend skipping the Emory Peak trail.  I think it was actually those 3 miles that about did me in.  Curious to hear how others manage this loop – with the intent of camping on the South Rim?





When you transited Boot Canyon, what was the water situation? Any pools?


Sorry to butt in here but on the days I was there recently - March 17 - 20 - there was some water (not alot)  in the pools around Boot cabin. The spring itself was bone dry.

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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2018, 11:44:48 AM »
I didn't see any water at all, anywhere.  However, that was on Tuesday, May 22nd.  There was significant rainfall on Wednesday night, May 23rd.

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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2018, 08:03:55 PM »
Took it first thing in the morning,


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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2018, 09:20:46 PM »
Gorgeous photo, low water notwithstanding.  Was that taken this week?
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Re: First Visit - 7/8 Days end of May
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2018, 09:15:51 AM »
Gorgeous photo, low water notwithstanding.  Was that taken this week?
I took it yesterday morning


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