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Sierra Quemada water report

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Offline DesertRatShorty

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Sierra Quemada water report
« on: March 05, 2017, 11:23:40 AM »
In case anyone is heading out to the Sierra Quemada in the next few weeks, there is still a lot of water out there. I was there from February 25 to March 1, 2017.

I found water at the following locations. Place names are according to the Big Bend Google Earth Project.

Smokey spring, Dominguez spring, a couple of flows in lower Fisk Canyon, several flows in the wash north of Dominguez Mountain, including Mano Abajo, Mano, Pretty good seep. Very nice flow above-ground for about a quarter mile in the wash below Dove spring and Double spring. Elf and Elephant springs had clear pools. Hop spring had a copious flow. There were some scummy seeps and pools on Smoky Creek Trail in the first mile south of the Dodson. Further down Smokey Creek, where the trail heads northwest, if you continue southwest down the wash for about a quarter mile, east of Sugarloaf Mountain, there is an excellent flow. Carolyn's tinaja was full although I don't know if it is accessible - I was running short on daylight and didn't have time to explore. Finally, further down the same wash, there is a nice flow leading to the pour off ending in a waterfall! In summary, lots of water.

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Re: Sierra Quemada water report
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 11:35:11 AM »
Thank you again for another timely report.    :great:
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Re: Sierra Quemada water report
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 02:37:31 PM »
Wow, the Sierra Quemada AND Mesa de Anguila in one trip. That's some serious and ambitious hiking.  Hats off to you, DesertRatShorty. Thanks for the excellent, detailed water reports.
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