Sorry Jeff, must have missed seeing this post before now, but yes...all's good with me. Got out there in early April for a few days, two with friends along and a couple on my own. Saw two snakes and heard another on the first day, but nothing after but one Gila Monster about a mile south of Tortilla Ranch. And yes, I have spent the majority of time exploring solo, and often prefer it that way, although the risks are greater. I always let someone else know where I expect to be going, as well as when I figure I'll be back, just in case. Insofar as LaBarge is concerned, I've never been down it as far as Canyon Lake, and I believe you are referencing RG's hike and swim on the occasion when he hiked down another canyon altogether, that being the one where "Bat Cave" is situated.jhowlett wrote: ↑Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:49 am Hey Wayne Hope all is well Wayne how many times have you gone deep into the Supers alone not many I would think. First off it is very dangerous and pretty much just not too smart. But then you have a core of good friends to go with on the more dangerous places. I would assume if you were going to La Barge canyon you would have support and not have to swim to the middle of Canyon Lake and catch a ride from the Brady Bunch because you have no friends and you are a alone. That kind of says it all. I just had a post deleted that actually was pretty nice, I am done with that clown and I hope we never meet in person. Last time in Supers their were 5 of us,on the upcoming trip there will be 6 or seven of us. I like you have friends( loyal good friends) that have people skills and are not phony's. Anyway last comment on that sad affair. Like I said I know what he looks like and I hope truly we never meet. How has the hiking been this spring, snakes about normal? Take care be careful and good hunting. Jeff.