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Re: 2012 Reliable Water Sources

Postby mokelumnekid » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:56 pm

For those going over Piute Pass: there is NO water trail-side from the last lake east of the pass until the 10,000' contour on the west side where Piute Creek finally comes close to the trail again. All the springs and small creeks coming off Deso basin are dry at the trail.



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Re: 2012 Reliable Water Sources

Postby tomba » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:11 pm

Most of the creeks crossing the High Trail from Agnew Meadows trailhead in Ansel Adams Wilderness were running fine on Aug 11.
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Re: 2012 Reliable Water Sources

Postby tomba » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:27 pm

In John Muir Wilderness, Sierra National Forest, as of 9/16, there is no drinking water on the "trail" between Franklin Pass and Thompson Lake, unless one is willing to filter some small slimy ponds if conditions are dire. This lake seen from hill 9974 seemed to have some usable water. And BTW the "trail" is not there.

Thompson Lake is very low with muddy shores exposed. There is one place to get to shallow water by walking on rocks, or one may wade through an almost knee-deep muck to a rock that is in a bit deeper water.
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