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The Little Spring

Discussion about hiking to the top of Half Dome, planning the trip, and when the Half Dome cables are installed in Spring or removed in Fall.

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The Little Spring

Postby jstevenj » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:23 am

There is a reference to a spring on the half dome trail located just past a hard left switch back located after the John Mur trail forks off. I was wondering if anyone can confirm this spring is still flowing in Sept. I will be making the hike Sept 5, 2014 and would like first hand confirmation that the spring is still producing water this time of year. This spring is reference item #10 on the half dome guide on everytrail.com

http://www.everytrail.com/guide/half-do ... /map#poi-9
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Re: The Little Spring

Postby AlmostThere » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:52 am

I wouldn't depend on it. The creeks, either. I'd tank up water at the river.
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Re: The Little Spring

Postby jstevenj » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:30 am

AlmostThere wrote:I wouldn't depend on it. The creeks, either. I'd tank up water at the river.


We won't "depend" on it unless I can get verification from someone who has just been there. Really looking for someone who can say I was there x days ago and it is flowing or it is not flowing.

Anyone???
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Re: The Little Spring

Postby AlmostThere » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:25 pm

Good luck then, since that spring hasn't been spotted by anyone I've talked to in a few years, and it's a pretty severe drought on top of it.

Most little springs like that dry up by mid to late summer even in a good snow year.
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Re: The Little Spring

Postby jstevenj » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:49 pm

I can say for sure the little spring was flowing Sept 5, 2014. We took about 2 gallons from it. Many people past by. I was surprised that not that many people knew about it.
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Re: The Little Spring

Postby mstufflebeam » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:29 pm

We filled up our water at the little spring on Sept 3, 2014. It was flowing nicely and ice cold.
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