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Boot Springs Water Report Question

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Offline pweaver15

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Boot Springs Water Report Question
« on: January 09, 2020, 08:45:24 PM »
Hi,
Doing the South Rim next weekend 1/18-1/19, does anyone have a recent water report for Boot Springs?
Thank you in advance.

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Offline House Made of Dawn

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Re: Boot Springs Water Report Question
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 10:31:40 PM »
RedditLowlife and friends completed the OML a few days ago and reported tons of water in Fresno Creek and Juniper (probably Upper) Spring.  I suspect given the general water conditions in and around the Chisos right now, Boot Spring should be fairly productive next weekend. But even if it's not, I think you're almost guaranteed to find plenty of water in the bedrock pools immediately below the spring and those along the trail south (above) the spring for hundreds of yards.  Good luck!
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Re: Boot Springs Water Report Question
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 08:44:59 AM »
If by "doing the south rim" you mean dayhiking it, at this time of the year you won't need more than 2 liters of water.  It's a 4-5 hour hike.  Once you get up Pinnacles, pretty much all downhill or flat

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Re: Boot Springs Water Report Question
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 01:54:01 PM »
If by "doing the south rim" you mean dayhiking it, at this time of the year you won't need more than 2 liters of water.  It's a 4-5 hour hike.  Once you get up Pinnacles, pretty much all downhill or flat

Good point! We are doing the boot springs, northeast rim, to the south rim, then back Laguna.

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Re: Boot Springs Water Report Question
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 03:39:40 PM »
Most people take longer to do the hike, I'd plan on 7-8 hours depending on your conditioning (there is a considerable amount of climbing).  That being said, check the weather forecast, you might take a little more water (and some food).

No knock on Steelfrog, he is an exceptional hiker.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 05:39:36 PM by Robert »

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Offline Macro

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Re: Boot Springs Water Report Question
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 06:18:12 PM »
Please see the topic I just posted. Water was flowing from the pipe at one liter every minute and a half on January 10th 2020.

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Re: Boot Springs Water Report Question
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 06:57:23 PM »
Thanks for the update, Macro!


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