Yes, Tai Chi lessons are definitely a go.
I already read the survival guide, and have previous desert camping under my belt.
The search function yielded a few good suggestions:
1.) Find a local Denver contact to help haul the water.
2.) Hook up with fellow burners at the store in Empire and see if they can carry water the last mile.
3.) Melt Ice. (kinda my backup plan all along)
Worse case, pay the $20 re-entry and fill my 2 35 liter (9 gallon) panniers with water.