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dsefcik
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12/6/2017
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Did a 4 day backpack a few weeks ago out to Rockhouse Valley. Did a big loop up thru Rockhouse cyn, over to Mojave then over to the Cotton woods. Dropped down into Alder and then followed the Buck Ridge line before dropping down into Jackass Flat. Mostly did spring cleaning.

Cowboy spring before


After


Barrel cleanup


Nicholias needed lots of brush cut back and an improvised spout


Birdhouse


Sleeping setup with a view of Rockhouse Valley


Sunrise


View of Jackass from Buck Ridge


Buck Ridge register...kinda lonely






Total Mylar Balloons this trip - 10

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Looks like a great trip..
How were the night time temperatures?

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surfponto wrote:
Looks like a great trip..
How were the night time temperatures?

High 50's I believe...day temps were low 80's, warmer than expected.

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Nice!

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That pictograph looks like the Pink Panther! Nice trip and cleanup.
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Good show guys! The animals and people thank you for your efforts. I love Rock house valley or as I like to call it. " A positive vortex". Too much time in Sedona AZ. Ha! Did you filter or boil the water? How did it taste? I always packed in water most of the time as insurance.
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great report and photos! i need to return and grab my first 35mm camera one of these days... accidentally abandoned atop a rock at the far end of the valley (following the schad hiking loop). your photos bring back tons of memories!
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12/6/2017
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Cool pictures and good to see all the water. Always an area I wanted to explore.

Really wish I could of joined, my bag was packed but I was stuck a couple time zones away.
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12/7/2017
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rockhopper wrote:
Did you filter or boil the water? How did it taste? I always packed in water most of the time as insurance.

Filter.....water out there is fine, no problems. We still need to carry lots of water since the springs are not conveniently located logistically speaking.

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12/7/2017
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Looks like a great trip, Daren. Can personally attest, the crew on this hike is always busy fixing the springs and hacking down the evil tamarisks. Nice work!
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12/18/2017
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Nice trip. What bivy is that?

Also, how much water did you carry at one time?
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Rocko1 wrote:
Nice trip. What bivy is that?

Also, how much water did you carry at one time?


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5-7 liters this trip, we dry camped every night because of our route. You could do it carrying much less with the springs being your final destination for each day.

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12/19/2017
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dsefcik wrote:
Rocko1 wrote:
Nice trip. What bivy is that?

Also, how much water did you carry at one time?


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5-7 liters this trip, we dry camped every night because of our route. You could do it carrying much less with the springs being your final destination for each day.



Cool, thanks.
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