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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post

    Next time you go to Thompson Creek TH, you should try the Whiteoak Hollow route into West Bee Branch. Only one creek to cross before the Big Tree on that route.
    I'll second that. The White Oak Hollow route is easier when there has been a lot of rain, though the trade off is that you miss out on all those beautiful falls.

    Glad the weather didn't dampen your spirits. Thompson Creek has a special place in my heart.

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    Great report on a great place, navigator!
    I have never had a more harrowing night of camping. EVER. I kept peeking out under the tarp to see if the creek was getting close
    Classic! Those Sipsey Creeks just go crazy in heavy rain, and they change FAST!

    Get this: last time I was there, I could walk across Borden ( at the Sipsey junction) barely getting the bottom of my boots wet. In fact, it would not have been any challenge crossing the Sipsey itself, though I might have gotten my feet and ankles wet. Can you believe it?
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    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Great trip report and pics. Next time you're in that area, look for this historically significant place:
    Saltpeter Cave was a source for the potassium nitrate used in the production of gunpowder, for the Union Army in the Civil War. Between Needles Eye and Bee Branch.
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    Nice trip report! Looks and sounds like a good time. Thanks for sharing.

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    Here's the video of the trip. Lots of shaky motion video, lots of water features, and long (15 min). Watch only if you dare.

    http://youtu.be/cyci6qMiLDA?hd=1

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    Hey brother, hadnt seen ya in awhile. Fixing to make this trip to see shiprock this weekend and wanted to watch this video again as a refresher. I clicked the link and it denied me, reporting it was private. Hated to see that. Hope all is well.

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