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Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm

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Online Flash

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Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:27:58 PM »
Trickled out one-liter in 2-1/2 to 3 minutes.

Started raining briefly so I got under the tin roof in the corral until it stopped.

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Offline dprather

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 09:02:19 PM »
Not so good
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 10:32:23 PM »
Hey, that's not so bad, could be dry!

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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 Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 10:31:58 AM »
Hey, that's not so bad, could be dry!

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You are the optimists optimist
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 07:04:41 PM »
Not so good
The pools up and down the canyon have water deep enough to dip out, but no flow between them. The tadpole eating snake was happily swimming about...

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 10:27:47 PM »
My trip JUST got cancelled....
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 07:47:54 AM »
My trip JUST got cancelled....

Arrghh!!!  Sorry about that.   :banghead:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 10:23:15 AM »
My trip JUST got cancelled....

Arrghh!!!  Sorry about that.   :banghead:

How can you get too angry at an adult son who is 100% responsible but who did not check to see that his school district has an unusually long pre-service training schedule?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 11:07:15 AM »
My trip JUST got cancelled....

Arrghh!!!  Sorry about that.   :banghead:

This would fall into the sh*t happens category.

How can you get too angry at an adult son who is 100% responsible but who did not check to see that his school district has an unusually long pre-service training schedule?
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
http://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2018, 02:20:27 PM »
We cancelled our Boy Scout hike for the end of July and rescheduled it for the end of August for lack of water.  Iím glad we did, canít wait till Labor Day weekend to enjoy the colors after this great weekend of rain. I can only imagine what the plant and wildlife will be, not to mention water.  Standby for a full report on our return. 

Please let me know how the water is if someone beats us up there. 

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2018, 09:55:42 PM »
Out of curiosity does anyone know the water source of the pipe? is from an  up trail spring ?

In regard to the pool sources, are they drinkable or do they require filtering ? Even in the mountains most streams require filtering but I am not reading much in the way of that requirement here.   

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2018, 10:32:12 PM »
Out of curiosity does anyone know the water source of the pipe? is from an  up trail spring ?

In regard to the pool sources, are they drinkable or do they require filtering ? Even in the mountains most streams require filtering but I am not reading much in the way of that requirement here.   

You'll need to filter the water. 

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2018, 11:05:16 PM »
Out of curiosity does anyone know the water source of the pipe? is from an  up trail spring ?

In regard to the pool sources, are they drinkable or do they require filtering ? Even in the mountains most streams require filtering but I am not reading much in the way of that requirement here.   

The water in the pipe comes from a spring just up the hill. The water is fed from a wier box.

Iíd recommend filtering or treating everything

The only place I havenít filtered were the seeps coming directly out of the limestone in Fern Canyon. I figure 1000í of limestone was a pretty good filter already.
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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - July 25th 3pm
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2018, 12:06:26 AM »
Out of curiosity does anyone know the water source of the pipe? is from an  up trail spring ?

In regard to the pool sources, are they drinkable or do they require filtering ? Even in the mountains most streams require filtering but I am not reading much in the way of that requirement here.   

The water in the pipe comes from a spring just up the hill. The water is fed from a wier box.

Iíd recommend filtering or treating everything

The only place I havenít filtered were the seeps coming directly out of the limestone in Fern Canyon. I figure 1000í of limestone was a pretty good filter already.


Agreed on both perspectives . That is the type of information I like. Limestone springs with fresh water are coveted source in the  backcountry.

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Re: Boot Spring Pipe - August 18th
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2018, 11:00:47 AM »
Yesterday the flow from Boot Spring Pipe was .44 gallons per minute. Water was flowing through the entirety of Boot Spring Canyon. Grasses were thick. Last time I did the full rim hike in 2012 it was during the drought. Still a lot of dead trees from that time period but it was the greenest I have personally ever seen the entire area. Great time to hit the rim.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2018, 07:16:18 PM by Flash »
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