Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Status of Springs and Streams

Many of you may be interested in hiking in the "upland" trails in the King Range (King Crest Trail, Cooskie Creek Trail, Rattlesnake Ridge, etc).

What you need to know is that there are limited water sources once you leave the beach on the Lost Coast Trail. With the drought, many of the upland water sources are at a lower flow compared to what they would normally be at this time of year.

Maple Camp: (above) low flow; dry along some stretches of stream bed; shallow pools

Miller Camp: Water difficult to find. When you get to the bottom of the switchbacks, head west for a few minutes and you should be able to find some small pools of water among the rocks. 

Bonus Spring (on the Miller Camp loop): DRY

Nick's Camp: (above) Abundant; you should have no problem finding water in this small stream

Bear Hollow Spring: (above) Slow trickle; small pool of water ~ 3" deep.

Telegraph Spring: 10/11/2015: Flowing @ 10 min/Liter 

More information as it comes in but that's the info as of now. Be sure to bring plenty of water if you are hiking on the upland trails - it's hot up there. 

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