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Re: TR: Tehipite Valley - 5/29/15 - 5/31/15

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:48 pm
by Big Ed
Turtleggjp wrote:I'm guessing there was more water in Hay Meadow for you than there was for me. I was able to fill up my water bottle for the descent on Day 2, but when I got back that night, I couldn't get much water out of the stream where it crossed the trail. The pre-filter on my MSR Sweetwater kept getting clogged.


I was using chlorine drops at that time, would have just filled containers, put them in and waited. That's a tough wait when really thirsty. I use the Platypus Gravity Works now, it would have handled the dirty water much better than the Sweetwater. I still have my Sweetwater, but haven't used it in some time. It would start squirting out the side about half way filling a container. That was only in really low water flows though.

Re: TR: Tehipite Valley - 5/29/15 - 5/31/15

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:46 am
by Mradford
Nice trip. Wondering how bad the climbs hurt, haha. Bummed that the trail down there is so crazy. I have always wanted to visit, but between the crazy trail, the snakes, and fear of getting lost, I've never been. Thanks for posting.

Re: TR: Tehipite Valley - 5/29/15 - 5/31/15

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:22 pm
by Big Ed
I didn't find any part of the trail "crazy", I wonder if you went off the trail? At the bottom of the trail it just goes left. I didn't have any trouble finding it, could be time for maintainance by now though.