[pct-l] Section F Water
vanvelzer at charter.net
vanvelzer at charter.net
Fri Aug 28 15:11:58 CDT 2015
I hope to be doing this part also this fall. Please keep me updated
-----------------------------------------From: "Matt Parker"
Cc: "pct-l at backcountry.net"
Sent: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:19:23 -0700
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Section F Water
Thanks for the water updates below. I will add them to the water
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> On Aug 28, 2015, at 11:19 AM, Alli wrote:
> Hey Dave! I just hiked section G, and though I don't have any info
> section F, I can tell you that the water was tough in G. Since
> doing both sections I hope this info will be helpful:
> -Joshua tree spring was bone dry
> -Spanish needle creek was dry except at the third crossing, at
> was ten feet of seep and would not count on it in a month
> - Chimney creek had a hidden stagnant pool, and possibly could
> others if you hunted up and down. The campground water was on as of
> (despite a note starting the water had been turned off for drought
> - Fox mill spring had an agonizingly slow trickle, don't know if it
> - Manter creek was dry, but about .3 miles away from the crossing I
> slow seep under an obvious cottonwood tree. I wouldn't count on it
> think in desperation you could locate some water along its length,
> you're willing to leave the trail
> - South fork of the Kern at 697.9 totally dry
> - Kennedy meadows campground spigot is on
> - South fork of the Kern at 606.7 totally dry
> - Crag creek is dry
> - did not inspect but heard trough at Beck meadow was dry (although
> cabin owners there are purportedly friendly and generous)
> - low flow at south fork Kern river (steel bridge crossing)
> - Cow creek was mostly dry but I did find a few seeps along its
> it's easy to access since you hike alongside it for three or so
> - spring off trail at Death Canyon creek had a small trickle
> After this point, all the listed water sources worked for me, but I
> be cautious because they were all pretty low until Rock Creek.
> there, with the exception of Guyot creek (which was dry but for a
> stagnant pool), the water became plentiful.
> Happy trails!
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