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Wobbegong

Finding Water Fountains

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Not sure if this is the place for this thread -- maybe hiking and exploration? But just curious what distance trekkers do for water on lengthy trips. I know you can carry water with you, but I hate the feeling of it sloshing around. (I might just have to get over that; that's fine.) 

 

The reason I ask is because recently one of my tried-and-true water fountains disappeared. I used to water at my local library, but someone finally tore out the rotten wood fountain, so now I have to rely on the library being open when I go by so I can use the inside fountain (it usually isn't open in general, let alone when I like to run). 

 

Is there an app for water fountain finding? It's kind of fun to run from fountain to fountain, after all, and plan them into your routine, and it's always good to discover a new one. 

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I just got used to carrying water. Flip Belt Bottle for shorter distances and Camelbak Marathoner for the longer. I'd rather count on myself for hydration than local government. My group had a bad training run this last season because Louisville had the water turned off at Waterfront Park(My partner and I were unaffected due to having our own).

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Well that's absolutely terrifying. 

 

Thanks for the gear recs, I'll check those out. Tbh it would probably be better for me to just get used to carrying water around with me anyway (since I drink it a lot if I'm at home or at work but I'm terrible about it when I'm on the go). But sometimes I like to just wander around my town and I end up "wandering" for a few hours longer than I expected, which is usually when I like to scout out a fountain. But it is safer to just have water with me from the start. 

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1 hour ago, Wobbegong said:

I like to scout out a fountain. But it is safer to just have water with me from the start. 

Agreed. Self reliant runners kick ass!!!

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