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Welcome to BBC and thanks for the water report.Did you walk up the hill behind the concrete troughs at Upper Juniper spring to check the actual spring? I find it hard to believe that it is dry.How were the spring break crowds?
Just did the OML counter clockwise from HW starting 3/30 at around 10:30am.
....came across at least one guy who said he was carrying 25lbs of water which was probably as much or more than the entire weight of my pack and he wasn't even doing the OML.
Going CCW from the Smoky Creek bottoms, half-way up the next ridge, there is a small spring right in the middle of the trail - does it have a name?
Congrats tmilla1! Thanks for the report. I went CCW about 6 weeks ago and also got somewhat confused on the exact location of Fresno Creek until I experienced it after the pools of water I came across prior. I haven't come across any post on here which specifically lists and provides exact coordinates of the prominent water sources along the OML. That type of post I believe would/should be pinned at the top of the OML thread. The only water sources I am aware of the exact location, and can personally confirm are accurate, are Fresno Creek (N29° 12.175' W103° 17.645') and Boot Springs (N29° 14.513' W103° 17.809'). There are several other water sources along the OML - Dodson Springs and Upper Juniper Springs that I'm aware of, and probably several more that I'm not. It would be a great thread to have pinned to the top of the OML thread by those who have experienced these water sources in person, and know their relative reliability based on time of year/season. Cheers!
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