Water source information for all the 14ers

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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:15 pm

milan wrote:Yeah, this site is full of information, just adding info about water sources on 14ers - it's too much, right? There are like five photographs of cruxes on each of the routes with lines in colors how to get over - just don't add water info, it's too much, stay thirsty my friends. That's where the line between a cool mountaineerer and a looser who should never touch a mountain is. This thread is funny. =D> :lol:

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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby screeman57 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:18 pm

SilverLynx wrote:
milan wrote:Yeah, this site is full of information, just adding info about water sources on 14ers - it's too much, right? There are like five photographs of cruxes on each of the routes with lines in colors how to get over - just don't add water info, it's too much, stay thirsty my friends. That's where the line between a cool mountaineerer and a looser who should never touch a mountain is. This thread is funny. =D> :lol:

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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby wildlobo71 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:20 pm

I really wasn't getting why the whole idea of adding another tab full of information - water sources this time...would be a bad thing? It's optional, people... don't use it, or don't contribute to it - go back to dowsing for water if that's your thing but let those who would like to have access to the information have that access.

Yes, for those of you who completed the 14ers 30 years ago, and have climbed for 50 years - you have a distinct advantage in the historic applications of resourcefulness over those who have far, far, less, and have taken to using the internet for access to the information that you had to find for yourselves through long weekends of trial and error in the mountains and back country.

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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:30 pm

Drinking from obvious water sources? Too mainstream.








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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby TallGrass » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:30 pm

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"Yeah, the 14er.com route description water info tab says there's a creek in Min... ne... ha... ha... Gulch that's three-inches from here on the map where, like, we might be able get some water. Hope so because my Gatorade bottle is almost out. You think we should go 'off-route' to the right to gain some 'cool vert' and see if we can spot an alternative water source in case we can't make it that far? I brought my ice axe and glissading pants. This is going to be sooooo epic!"
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby screeman57 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:38 pm

TallGrass wrote: "Yeah, the 14er.com route description water info tab says there's a creek in Min... ne... ha... ha... Gulch that's three-inches from here on the map where, like, we might be able get some water. Hope so because my Gatorade bottle is almost out. You think we should go 'off-route' to the right to gain some 'cool vert' and see if we can spot an alternative water source in case we can't make it that far? I brought my ice axe and glissading pants. This is going to be sooooo epic!"


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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby Jay521 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:49 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:Drinking from obvious water sources? Too mainstream.

Now THAT'S funny! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby ChrisRoberts » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:01 pm

milan wrote:Yeah, this site is full of information, just adding info about water sources on 14ers - it's too much, right? There are like five photographs of cruxes on each of the routes with lines in colors how to get over - just don't add water info, it's too much

How ever will we find water????
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby Kiefer » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:05 pm

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wildlobo71 wrote:
This discussion doesn't even matter if Bill doesn't see the value.

HAHAHA! I get it. You made a funny! :lol:
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby TallGrass » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:12 pm

ChrisRoberts wrote:How ever will we find water????
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Whoa, hold on a minute. I'm going to need to text this in the GPS. Got coordinates for each and an app you can just bump-transfer that over to my iPhone?
SPOT should really add a "NEED WATER" button. And that fat blue line, that's a river, right? Looks like it forks near the top. Which do I take? :-k Is the purple one safe to drink?
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:41 pm

I'll start working on the "Water Access and Quality (WAQ)" DB after I'm done with the "best fishin' spots" DB.
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:48 pm

ChrisRoberts wrote:How ever will we find water????

On Guanella Pass, you can just squeeze it out of your socks most of the way.
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