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Offline Ifinch36

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2021, 05:50:53 PM »
If there's a whopper behind every bush, PM me and I'll bring up some water. :chuckle:


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Re: Water source question
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2021, 09:42:04 AM »
If there are animals there is water.

Yes, the animals need water, but they don't think much of the 3k' climb between their water sources and their bedding/feeding areas.  I've seen plenty of animals 2mi and 3-4k' above the nearest water source.

+1 for filling at the last known water source and packing in 2 days.  When you start running low, follow treeclimber's advice re: north facing slopes and MR5x5's advice on digging for water; you'll often be surprised how little you have to dig to get to it. 

Personally, I'm with Jackelope.  You will not find me very far away from water.  Getting properly dehydrated in the back country is a recipe for disaster. 

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Re: Water source question
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2021, 10:01:01 AM »
Pray for rain....joking aside, before you go look to the long range forecast and hopefully some weather is moving in by then. The High Hunt often starts hot and dry and by the end it's snowing or miserable cold rain. Maybe plan your trip for the second half of the High Hunt (or second weekend of it...) and more than likely water won't be an issue. Have a "Plan B" in case it doesn't rain/snow.

There's more to life than hunting...there's fishing too!


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