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Boot Spring August 20 2018

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Offline Imre

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Boot Spring August 20 2018
« on: August 21, 2018, 09:06:34 AM »
Cheers,
Imre
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Offline dprather

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 09:40:38 AM »
Thanks!
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline Flash

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 10:03:53 AM »
Imre, those pictures speak volumes!

Did you manage to stay dry?

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 10:17:28 AM »
Awesome, great sight to see.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
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Offline Jalco

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 10:43:01 AM »
why am i sitting at my desk?  :-[

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Offline Txlj

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 03:58:28 PM »
Would love to hear that water running, instead of traffic #$&!!

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Offline Hookim

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 03:01:19 PM »
I was there filling up and taking a breather on Sunday. So cold and refreshing. I'd only seen it dry until then. Ahhh, to be back...

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 08:31:59 AM »
Update August 22 2018: no diminution in the flow through Boot Spring. Nice sunny day with a cool breeze.  You can hear the water while sitting at the picnic table near the cabin. Painted redstart, wilson's and townsend's warblers but the colima was awol.
Cheers,
Imre
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Offline mogwai

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2018, 09:13:37 AM »
Update August 22 2018: no diminution in the flow through Boot Spring. Nice sunny day with a cool breeze.  You can hear the water while sitting at the picnic table near the cabin. Painted redstart, wilson's and townsend's warblers but the colima was awol.
Cheers,
Imre

This is fantastic news.  Wife and I were considering cutting one day from our trip because the water weight just gets to be disconcerting.  Hope the spring keeps running for a couple more weeks.

From what I've seen, cumulative rainfall for the year through August has been somewhat more than last year so hopefully it continues to improve.

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2018, 10:53:20 AM »

From what I've seen, cumulative rainfall for the year through August has been somewhat more than last year so hopefully it continues to improve.

Not really the average for PJ through August is 8.73 and right now it is at 6.42 and the Basin is 12.60 and right now sits at 7.54, so pretty much behind for the year so far.
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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: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2018, 01:08:05 PM »

From what I've seen, cumulative rainfall for the year through August has been somewhat more than last year so hopefully it continues to improve.

Not really the average for PJ through August is 8.73 and right now it is at 6.42 and the Basin is 12.60 and right now sits at 7.54, so pretty much behind for the year so far.

Yeah, still way behind. Only about 6-8 weeks before the seasonal rains end. Unfortunately this is a dry year, despite all the enthusiasm for a little bit of water in Boot Canyon. That being said, any amount is better than none!
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Offline mogwai

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2018, 02:46:58 PM »
I got all teary eyed at the sight of water.  My back felt the relief of weight being lifted off my back...in the future...literally.

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2018, 03:12:50 PM »
Meanwhile, over at the ranch:
Aug. 28, 2018: Roads into the interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park and the Sauceda Ranger Station are only passable with four-wheel drive vehicles due to heavy rainfall.

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2018, 03:55:10 PM »
I got all teary eyed at the sight of water.  My back felt the relief of weight being lifted off my back...in the future...literally.
Doesn't mean that there won't be ample water in Boot canyon but it might not bode well for later in the winter

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temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline dprather

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Re: Boot Spring August 20 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2018, 04:26:45 PM »
I got all teary eyed at the sight of water.  My back felt the relief of weight being lifted off my back...in the future...literally.
Doesn't mean that there won't be ample water in Boot canyon but it might not bode well for later in the winter

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Isn't it interesting that you do feel news of water in your back!!??
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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