[pct-l] Water near Mt. Gleason

Mark Fitzsimmons mark at treecycler.org
Mon May 4 12:11:56 CDT 2015

This weekend (Friday May 1) We found the ample but mucky water nestled 
among tons of stinging nettles near mile marker 425.85
GPS coords N34.38305 W118.14988
If a kind soul has some clippers or long knife maybe s/he could clear 
the nettles more to make it easier not to get stung.

A another source very close to Messenger Flats is Deer Spring.
N34.37563 W118.18223
It's easy to find. You have to walk about 0.7 mile (1 km) east on Mt 
Gleason Road aka Santa Clara Divide Road from Messenger Flat CG. Near 
the tee between Mt Gleason Rd and Mendenhall Ridge Road that goes to 
Lightning Point, you will find some electrical boxes and valve box next 
to the large road sign. You can see the buildings and water tanks below 
you through the trees. Either descend here or a safer way is to go 
another 1/4 mile to a gate shown as Mt Gleason campground on some maps, 
and there is an old road that takes you directly to Deer Spring. AMPLE 
water that is very clean can be filtered from a shallow puddle of water 
flowing out from the bottom of the building door. If you stir it up 
accidentally, wait for ten minutes and it will be clear. Put your filter 
suction line on a couple of clean rocks to keep the silt out or it will 
plug quickly.

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