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Challis ID
« on: February 08, 2023, 10:00:31 AM »
Iím gonna be tagging along with a couple buddies this October in 36B who have deer tags. Iím going to snag a bear and wolf tag just in case but we are curious if anyone has info on the water situation up in the high country in that area, if itís normal to have seeps and springs or if theyíre gonna be all dried up in October? Hoping to go in light with filters and not have pack in a bunch of water but would hate to get caught with our pants down. Going to make a couple scout trips this summer to check it out, just wanna be as prepped as we can be heading in so we can make the most of our trips. If anyone wants to PM I can get more specific about the areas we are planning on hitting and checking out.
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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2023, 10:06:28 AM »
The times I have hunted the general area, seeps and springs were very common and wouldn't worry about water but depending on exactly where you go, it could be different.
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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2023, 10:15:42 AM »
The times I have hunted the general area, seeps and springs were very common and wouldn't worry about water but depending on exactly where you go, it could be different.
Thatís good to know. It looks like some sweet country up there, Iím excited to check it out. Hopefully we can get some better weather in early October this year
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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2023, 10:53:15 AM »
The times I have hunted the general area, seeps and springs were very common and wouldn't worry about water but depending on exactly where you go, it could be different.
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This has been my experience as well. With some actual boots on the ground scouting I think you will have no problem with water. Like anywhere there will definitely be some spots that are completely dry




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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2023, 10:54:24 AM »
You never know until you get up there that time of year.  You can pretty much trust topo maps that show springs, most of them are reliable.  I wouldn't trust a spring for an October trip if it isn't on a map.  The problem with that country is it may show a spring just off the trail but it is so steep it can be a heck of a hike to get down (and back up) to it.  The most reliable way is to find out if horses are using it or if horses (guides) are riding in, they know where the reliable water is.  On top of those ridges the water certainly can be hard to find.  My suggestion is to fill up before you make the ascent so you at least have one day of water, you may be coming down the next if you don't find it, just how it is up there.     

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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2023, 12:08:56 PM »
Year before last was a very dry year down there and I didnít have a problem finding water through the the summer and fall unless I was in the sagebrush.

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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2023, 01:51:16 PM »
Looks like a nice area to retire to!
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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2023, 02:17:27 PM »
Thanks all! Burned myself last year relying on satellite images and my buddy and I got in quite the pickle without water there for a bit lol Iíll definitely focus on the topo maps for water this time
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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2023, 02:18:06 PM »
Looks like a nice area to retire to!
Looks likes thereís big buck mounts at the bar in town so Iím sold. I agree with ya!
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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2023, 02:29:25 PM »
Looks like a nice area to retire to!

Challis is a really cool area. Hiking in the Frank Church is pretty awesome and there are tons of deer in the burns
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Re: Challis ID
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2023, 03:11:07 PM »
Looks like a nice area to retire to!

Challis is a really cool area. Hiking in the Frank Church is pretty awesome and there are tons of deer in the burns
Bucks in the burns get me fired up, hopefully we can turn up something decent. Maybe get lucky and stumble on a bear as well. Canít wait to get up there and poke around
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