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Water report OML Feb 3-8, 2019

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Offline Timbaze

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Water report OML Feb 3-8, 2019
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:52:01 PM »
Just finished an enjoyable four-day OML hike. Side trips to Emory and elephant tusk. Deep pools in boot spring. Juniper spring dry. Fresno creek was flowing pretty well (Nalgene bottle deep), and a trickle in Smokey creek. Have fun!

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Re: Water report OML Feb 3-8, 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 12:09:52 AM »
Thanks for the update, Timbaze. Glad you had a great trip, and congrats!  Can you elaborate on Juniper Spring? Was that Upper Juniper?  If so, did you find the rock collection basin? And was there no flow at all, or just not enough to take advantage of?  Thanks!
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Re: Water report OML Feb 3-8, 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 04:51:08 AM »
Thanks for the update, Timbaze. Glad you had a great trip, and congrats!  Can you elaborate on Juniper Spring? Was that Upper Juniper?  If so, did you find the rock collection basin? And was there no flow at all, or just not enough to take advantage of?  Thanks!

+1, did you go up the hill from the old cement troughs to where Upper Juniper spring is?

Thanks for the report and welcome to BBC!
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 OML Feb 3-8, 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 08:43:33 PM »
Thanks for this report
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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