Could you have dinner back at La Selvilla "campground" instead? Or push on the extra 2 miles past Rincon Creek (if need be) and maybe find a place to cowboy camp right on the trail near water. You know what makes a good breakfast in the desert? Something that doesn't require any extra water.
Good ideas, thanks!
Pushing on past Rincon Creek sounds plausible except for the part about only permit camping at Grass Shack or Manning Camp while in SNP. My permit is for Manning Camp the next night and I figured I wouldn't have enough trail time to make Grass Shack the first day.
I think I'll just water up at La Selvilla so I only carry the extra for half the hike. Plus by then I'll have an idea how much I'll need depending on how hot it is.
Any info on the camping along Oracle Ridge?