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Fresno creek, upper juniper, boot canyon 20-21 March 2018

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Offline Joe The Real Deal

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Fresno creek, upper juniper, boot canyon 20-21 March 2018
« on: March 23, 2018, 12:50:14 PM »
Fresno creek had flowing water on 20 March. I was able to submerge my Nalgene bottle in this pool. (1st photo)

Upper Juniper spring had a small trickle on 21 March. I was able to partly submerge my Nalgene bottle if i held it sideways. (2nd photo)

Two pools had water in boot canyon on 21 March. I was able to fully submerge my Nalgene bottle to avoid the light scum on the surface of the upper pool. (3rd photo)

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Re: Fresno creek, upper juniper, boot canyon 20-21 March 2018
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 01:49:16 PM »
Nice!  Text and photos: that's about as good (and as encouraging) a water report as anyone hoping to do the OML in the next couple weeks could hope for. Well done, Joe. Hope you had a great trip and looking forward to your trip report.
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Re: Fresno creek, upper juniper, boot canyon 20-21 March 2018
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 03:48:49 PM »
Beautiful work, tons of water IMHO.   :great:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Fresno creek, upper juniper, boot canyon 20-21 March 2018
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 07:38:04 PM »
Here's a video of the water in boot canyon:

With all that life in it, at least I knew it wasn't toxic  :icon_lol:
I felt a little squeamish about drinking it, even though we had filtered it and treated it, but I was thankful to have it.

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Re: Fresno creek, upper juniper, boot canyon 20-21 March 2018
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 10:43:20 PM »
Oh, man, what a GREAT video. What kind of camera were you using?


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Re: Fresno creek, upper juniper, boot canyon 20-21 March 2018
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 08:50:41 AM »
I am glad you like it. Now that I am back home, I wish I had done a couple more takes to get a better shot, but I was hot and tired at the time, so I only did one try. 
That video is from a gopro hero 4 silver. I accidentally brought it in its waterproof case, but didn't think to make an underwater video until we were almost finished with our trip.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 12:09:34 PM by Joe The Real Deal »

 


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