Agua Tibia Wilderness Loop Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2014
Part of a 24.5 mile loop day up Dripping Springs Trail and Aqua Tibia Mountain from Dripping Springs Campground. Ascent gully is marked with a duck and is easy to spot if you're looking for it. Contrary to the HPS directions I found it easier to stay right once you spot the house size boulders and thick brush along the gully. Take a wide sweeping traverse around this section and rejoin the gully at about 4,900'. Watch out for the poodle dog bush once you're out of the steep part of the gully. I was very careful and have avoided any outbreaks 3 days later despite wearing shorts. Really nice views to the canyon below.