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opinions on a SQ hike

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Offline westtex

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Re: opinions on a SQ hike
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2008, 08:29:33 AM »
If you wanted to do a shortcut and avoid the healthy climb between Dodson and Fresno you could go cross-country down Dodson Creek from the old ranch ruins and eliminate ~3 miles of hiking and all the uphill. 

Isn't this the off-trail shortcut highlighted in red on your map Viper?

I can always make myself available to be the beer burdened mule for any trip.  I have been conditioning myself by carrying 18 packs to the south rim.  When do you think this trip will be?
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Offline 01ACRViper

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Re: opinions on a SQ hike
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2008, 09:02:02 AM »
If you wanted to do a shortcut and avoid the healthy climb between Dodson and Fresno you could go cross-country down Dodson Creek from the old ranch ruins and eliminate ~3 miles of hiking and all the uphill.

Isn't this the off-trail shortcut highlighted in red on your map Viper?

I can always make myself available to be the beer burdened mule for any trip.  I have been conditioning myself by carrying 18 packs to the south rim.  When do you think this trip will be?

yeah, i marked it in hopes it would be a plausible route. i had seen pictures of the trail intersection at the creek there, and it didn't look promising. but if it's only thorny for a little ways, we might give it a shot. if not, the other trail isn't much further along

it's going to be in early january, not sure on the dates. most likely we'll get there the 6th, and stay till 12th or so

 


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