[Cdt-l] Fwd: Water Report Pie Town to Snow Lake (Gila River)

Darren Bagnall talhog at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 30 21:29:05 CDT 2012


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> Water Report Pie Town to Snow Lake (Gila River)
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> For those of us SOBO's who didn't make it on the cache list,  you will need this info. 
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> Animal shelter has a small amount of water in a cooler by the road ( assuming they restocked it) Seems they don't want you on the property anymore. 
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> Private electric well (see Ley Notes) was working and great water. It's the only water source between Pie Town and Hwy 12. 
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> Valle Tio Vinces spring (about 10 miles north of Hwy 12) is dry. 
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> Windmill just South of Hwy 12 NM28 Note One  is spinning. We did not check it for water. If its not flowing you can hitch to Reserve. 
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> ALL of the on trail springs between Hwy 12 and Snow Lake are DRY. You will find water in the cow tanks but it is very gross water you won't want to drink unless you are near death. The best cow tank water is at Todd Cienega Tank at Ley NM29 Note 5.  We drank this water as it was all we had. 
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> Side note... If you want to see a bear carcass, walk up the hill to the spring source at NM30 note 2. Watch out for the bees. 
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> No water south of Hwy 12 for 30 miles. We found water at an unmentioned source. See Ley map NM30. At the star just above note 4 is a metal tank fed by a hose with a toilet plunger that turns the flow on. The water was great. The hose came from the corral across the road and the corral was marked No Trespassing.  
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> We did not find water again until Snow Lake (campground water is on). After that you will have more water than you can handle. 
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> Also....  The Gila river canyon was COLD! We had AM temps in the teens and this after fording the river all day; frozen shoes etc etc. Be prepared for extreme cold with wet and prepare for reduced miles per day  in this area. Pack an extra day of food.

Have fun out there!

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