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

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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 Dex » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:32 pm

What about a water delivery service ...

"Four hikers in a remote part of the canyon pushed the emergency help button on their SPOT satellite tracking device. When rangers helicoptered in the next day, the hikers declined evacuation, saying they were worried about running short of water. The next day the hikers pushed the button again. Another copter team arrived, to hear the complaint that the water the men had “tasted salty.” On the third day, ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/opinion/when-gps-leads-to-s-o-s.html?_r=0
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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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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 BillMiddlebrook » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:10 pm

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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

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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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