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Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?

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Wondering if any folks happened to wander over by LW3 and checked up on Upper Cattail lately? Or Boot Spring's pipe? Or the Boot Canyon tinajas for that matter?  Inquiring minds wish to take an extended day hike up yonder middle of next week and would like to lighten the water load a wee bit if possible. Otherwise, we'll just go ahead and haul 4 or 5 liters each, like good kids.  Will take rain jackets for sure...  :)

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PS - Hmm, there might be some UNnatural features over by Boot Cabin where someone might possibly hang a hammock without affecting any natural features, hypothetically speaking, of course.  This may require investigation. :eusa_think:

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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 10:57:25 PM »
I'm trying to recall those unnatural features...
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 11:47:08 PM »
I'm trying to recall those unnatural features...

Think......whinny or he-haw
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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 06:21:54 AM »
I'm trying to recall those unnatural features...

Think......whinny or he-haw

Ah-so...and with a nice covered roof!
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 08:31:33 AM »
PS - Hmm, there might be some UNnatural features over by Boot Cabin where someone might possibly hang a hammock without affecting any natural features, hypothetically speaking, of course.  This may require investigation. :eusa_think:
Of course, that would probably be considered bandit camping.  :eusa_naughty:

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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 12:30:06 PM »
PS - Hmm, there might be some UNnatural features over by Boot Cabin where someone might possibly hang a hammock without affecting any natural features, hypothetically speaking, of course.  This may require investigation. :eusa_think:

Hypothetically speaking, that's a great idea.  :eusa_whistle:
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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 03:33:49 PM »

Back to the original question (water availability in the Chisos), given the recent rains, I would be very surprised if there was no water in Cattail, at least in the slick rock areas if not at the dam itself.  Similarly, if not coming through "the pipe" in Boot, then in nearby pools.
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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 04:03:46 PM »
It looks like they got a little rain yesterday with a high of 78 at the Basin. Sounds like one fine day to be in the Chisos.

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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 05:25:51 PM »
Looks like they are getting some more rain this evening as well!!

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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 05:52:49 PM »
Looks like they are getting some more rain this evening as well!!

0.97" between 16:00 and 17:00 today in the Basin....maybe more to come.

PJ got 1.22" in the same period

And a sweet 64 F in the Basin right now.
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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 06:29:24 PM »
Looks like they are getting some more rain this evening as well!!

0.97" between 16:00 and 17:00 today in the Basin....maybe more to come.

PJ got 1.22" in the same period

And a sweet 64 F in the Basin right now.

 :icon_eek:  :great:  :dance:

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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 06:42:58 PM »
I would say you are good to go now!   :celebrate:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
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no shade, no water
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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 07:43:13 AM »
FYI - really heavy rain in the park yesterday, especially on the west side.
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Santa Elena Canyon Road has been closed. Blue Creek is flashing and there is significant flooding on the road as well as large amounts of debris.  Maverick Road also experienced significant flooding and flashing about 4 miles north of Santa Elena Canyon Road, in the Alamo Creek area and is currently closed. There is a large section of the road that has been washed away. Expect rough and muddy conditions on all Backcountry roads, with multiple washouts and debris in roadways.  High clearance 4x4 vehicles are required on all Backcountry roads.

Remember, and remind others: Turn around, don't drown! Do not drive through water on roadways

Stay safe!

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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 08:28:26 AM »
More coming?
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Re: Anybody have anything recent to report on High Chisos water?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 01:03:36 PM »
FYI - really heavy rain in the park yesterday, especially on the west side.
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Santa Elena Canyon Road has been closed. Blue Creek is flashing and there is significant flooding on the road as well as large amounts of debris.  Maverick Road also experienced significant flooding and flashing about 4 miles north of Santa Elena Canyon Road, in the Alamo Creek area and is currently closed. There is a large section of the road that has been washed away. Expect rough and muddy conditions on all Backcountry roads, with multiple washouts and debris in roadways.  High clearance 4x4 vehicles are required on all Backcountry roads.

Remember, and remind others: Turn around, don't drown! Do not drive through water on roadways

Stay safe!
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temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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