[pct-l] Pct-L Digest, Vol 81, Issue 18
Van Velzer Family
vanvelzer at charter.net
Mon Sep 22 17:45:05 CDT 2014
We hope to be back on the trail in October and do the section from Aqua
Dulce to Walker Pass. I hear there are some closed areas due to the
On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM, David Harris wrote:
> The beautify of section hiking is that you can cache your own water
> you start.
> I section hiked this stretch in the winter of 2012-13. It was a dry
> with no snow at the time, but I found water at the three most reliable
> springs from Highway 58 to Harris Grade. Great time of year to be out
> the desert.
> I met another party this spring who had cached a big bucket of food
> water at one of the road crossings in the desert.
> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:25:09 +0000
> From: Derek Fohs <derekfohs at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [pct-l] Section F and water this October
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> I was planning on section hiking Hwy 58 to Kennedy Meadows or
> Cranebrake Rd
> (mi 680) mid-October, but the water report looks bleak with 35 miles
> Hwy 58 to Robin Bird Spring and then 30 miles from Willow Spring to
> pass. Should I plan on carrying enough water for 30+ miles regardless
> the season for this section? I'm thinking of delaying until mid-April
> when there should be more water. Thanks for any input. - Derek
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