[pct-l] Hat Creek Rim and Lost Creek
phix at optigan.com
Thu Apr 30 02:09:44 CDT 2009
Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill wrote:
> The ~26 miles of the PCT that includes the Hat Creek Rim seems to be
> infamous for a lack of water. I find this rather confusing as there
> is a natural spring (Lost Creek) within ~700ft (~400ft of height) of
> the trail. Lost Creek feeds two PG&E power houses and appears to be
> thousands of gallons per minute. However, it is ~6mi from Old
> station, so, that leaves another ~20mi to Crystal and Brown Lakes.
> Am I missing something? Not drinkable? Too many boulders?
if i remember correctly, that spring is way down in a steep boulder and
brush choked canyon and is more or less inaccesible to hikers. if one
were desperate, you could probably get down to the spring, but i've
personally never heard of any hiker going down there. sure didn't look
like a good idea to me, anyway.
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