There is plenty of natural water on the Hardrock course. I can't think of
any place where you would need to carry 2 full bottles. The longest
sections are probably the climbs up Grizzley Gulch, Enginneer and Camp Bird
roads. On the trails, water is frequent. The only natural water I
wouldn't drink might be one stream near the top of the south side of
Engineer where the rocks in the stream seemed to be bleached and the water
had a strong mineral taste. I usually tend to avoid the larger rivers but
I drank out of S. Mineral creek and the Animas river without any problems.
If you've been drinking untreated water for awhile then you are probably
immune to whatever is in it. So far the theory has worked for me.
--- art_bourque <abourque@...
> I'm new to the list and a complete, total rookie...with a hopefully
> not too dumb question: I've spent quite a bit of time in the
> mountains and enjoy drinking from natural sources - streams, rivers,
> Has anyone mapped-out or otherwise listed potential natural water
> sources on the Hardrock course?
> Artemus Bourque
-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...