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Water Report: Outer Mountain Loop - Feb 14/15

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Offline Pasaytener

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Water Report: Outer Mountain Loop - Feb 14/15
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:57:38 PM »
Boot Spring: Water was flowing fast and strong out of the metal pipe right next to the side trail. Plenty of water in the tinajas next to the spring and along Boot Canyon Trail. There was also water in the tinajas all along the Boot Canyon Trail up to the junction with the Southeast Rim Trail.

Upper Juniper Springs: Didn't check the rock basin higher up on the hill, but water was trickling hard down across the side trail. Ended up filtering right from the trail. I imagine there was better flow higher up.

Dodson Spring: There was stagnant water by the pipe right next to the trail. Didn't investigate any farther.

Fresno Creek: Flowing nicely across the Dodson Trail.


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Re: Water Report: Outer Mountain Loop - Feb 14/15
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 04:05:50 PM »
Great to see so much water still around.  Thanks for the report and welcome to BBC!  Any further details?  How was the walk?  Which route did you take?  See anyone else out there?
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline dprather

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Re: Water Report: Outer Mountain Loop - Feb 14/15
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 04:11:13 PM »
Thank you kindly.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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