Water source information for all the 14ers

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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby jaymz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:56 pm

Have we learned nothing from Bear Grylls? If you run out of water, just look for whatever goat/bear/elk/marmot/pika droppings you can find, and squeeze the moisture out of it.
As long as I see mountain goats near the trail, I know I won't be dehydrating any time soon. =P~
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby highpilgrim » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:44 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:I'll start working on the "Water Access and Quality (WAQ)" DB after I'm done with the "best fishin' spots" DB.


I have a hard time imagining what a winter fish icon should look like.

But I'll work on it.
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby JTOlson26 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:18 pm

I was kind of thinking....

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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby highpilgrim » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:22 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:Image


While accurate, that is not quite consistent with 14er bling design. I was thinking more like this:

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It's a little rough but I could polish it up nicely.
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby screeman57 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:51 pm

highpilgrim wrote:I have a hard time imagining what a winter fish icon should look like.



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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby cougar » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:44 pm

I'd be interested in locations for gold and silver deposits, and mushrooms.
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby Scott P » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:24 am

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I used this map, but when I went up there and all the water was frozen. Who do I submit complaints to?
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby susanjoypaul » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:46 am

Scott P wrote:I used this map, but when I went up there all the water was frozen. Who do I submit complaints to?

I think that's obvious...

DYBM!

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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:13 am

Just another day at the office! 8)

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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby TallGrass » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:20 am

Scott P wrote:I used this map, but when I went up there and all the water was frozen.
Please go back to the route page and cross-reference it with the fire source information tab! :onfire:
Image EW&F: I think one of these is secretly "water."
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Re: Water source information for all the 14ers

Postby milan » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:58 pm

ChrisRoberts 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

How ever will we find water????


Since you responded to my post, I will answer to you. First, I am not saying I can't go to the mountains without a backpack full of printed beta. I just say, it would be nice to have those info available. Nothing more. Second, you posted a map. Now tell me, which of your arrows points to a water source you may use safely without treatment? Since I know the area, I know the most of them are muddy ponds, creeks are connecting them. If you treat it, you probably don't get parasites, you still drink water with strong taste of mud, probably warm in summer. In another areas, you get some heavy metals. I have hiked in many other mountains around the world and I was always drinking from springs or fast flowing streems, less often from high pristine lakes and never had to treat water or filter it. First I did it in RMNP and people freaked out that I am going to die. Well, I learned that drinking from springs or fast flowing (oxygenated) streams tends to be safe. Once in Caucasus, the entire group was drinking from a streem only realizing there was a farm 1 mile upstream and a rottening dead cow was in the middle of that stream. None of us got sick, I guess 1 mile was enough for bacterias to digest it all. And this sort of info is pretty good to have, about springs or about what is upstream. Like there is a spring 300 feet from the campsite, farther up the trail. Or, there is a river but reccomend to filter. Or the river takes water from mines and contains heavy metals. Around the world, lot's of maps have a specific sign for springs safe to drink from, often you may ask the locals. Adding this info on 14ers.com, of course, this would be more work for Bill, who already does so much for us but my general response is, why not to have those information, maybe sometimes. Use them or not.

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