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Need water report for elephant tusk and Dominguez

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Offline Drifter

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Need water report for elephant tusk and Dominguez
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:16:30 AM »
Starting a loop from ET down Backbone ridge valley, over Dominguez pass to the spring then back along the north flank of Dom last week of January .  Anyone know if Steps spring on the north side of ET is flowing and is Dom. spring reliable .  Thanks pals.  Be safe on the solo reach
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Re: Need water report for elephant tusk and Dominguez
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 10:36:36 AM »
Hi Drifter, are you going solo?

BradATX filed a report for Dominguez from early November. Mule Ears - Dominguez Mountain - Waterworks Loop: Nov 8th-11th

Geezer provided this report that includes Step Spring. Water in Dodson and Fresno Drainages & drainage between Dominguez Mtn. & ET

As Dominguez is fairly reliable I think you should find water there. In 2014 we found water just south of the spot marked for Step Spring but not at the exact spot. Not that it is any help but just wanted to let you know. That year there was quite a bit of water south of Tusk Spring past Step Spring down to where the two arms of upper Dominquez wash meet. There is a lot of hard rock to channel and hold water.

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Re: Need water report for elephant tusk and Dominguez
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 11:56:20 AM »
Thanks Robert,
Yes, going solo again.  My walking partner got transferred to Phoenix and the rest got old.  Walked the MDA on 12/7-10 and as you know it was wet west of The Flag and on the Tenaja Lujan exit route. In 2010 everything under the Tusk was dry and I couldn't risk walking away from water and find Domnguez dry.  I  have to be a little more conservative when I'm solo so I like to always be walking toward water .  I will post again the week before I leave .  I appreciate the links to the earlier posts.  Thanks. Tom
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