Re: High Meadow Springs
Posted by johnr on June 24, 2012, 18:57:29, in reply to "Re: High Meadow Springs"
Thanks a lot, Jim! That's some mighty fast mappin'. |
I'm an old map and compass man, but I still like having the gps as a backup, and I use the gps tracks to geolocate my photos.
Anyway, I used google earth to get the lat/lon coords of the spring from the trusty Acme Mapper: 34deg7'28.08"N 116deg52'0.15"W although I'm sure that there was probably an easier way.
Point 'D' (the campsite area) sure doesn't look like much on the satellite view, but I'll take your word for it that there are flat spots. And thanks again!
: Point "A" on your satellite
: photo is pretty much dead on. The
: "spring" is just ever so
: slightly south of the point marked
: on the topo map. I put
: "spring" in quotes since
: in reality there are multiple points
: where water is seeping out of the
: Here's my map link for the HMS
: area . Leave the main trail
: around point "A". There's
: definitely a sign when you approach
: from the east (as you will be
: doing). There didn't use to be, but
: I believe there is now also a sign
: for those approaching from the west.
: Point "A" is in a shallow
: saddle. The saddle isn't super
: distinctive, but if you're watching
: for it, you shouldn't have a
: problem. Descend steeply in a
: southwesterly direction on a rough
: trail progressing through points
: "B" through "D".
: The trail gets faint beyond
: "D", but just look
: around; the flat spots are fairly
: obvious in terms of where to camp.
: The spring will lie in a
: southeasterly direction from the
: area with the sites. You'll have to
: descend somewhat steeply to the
: vicinity of the spring, point
: "E". See my earlier
: remarks as to the nature of the
: spring. It's not hard at all to
: spot in daylight because the area of
: the spring is lushly vegetated
: whereas the surrounding area is more
: typically open coniferous forest.
: I don't do GPS, so I don't have any
: lat/lon coords or UTM for you, but
: finding the spring is a lead pipe
: cinch. You should have no trouble
: since the greenery is such an
: obvious telltale. Just look around
: in the greenery until you find
: water. The spring by the way is *
: very * reliable, even in late
: Hope that helps,
: --Previous Message--
: I'm going to be doing the 9 peaks as
: backpack, starting from South Fork,
: staying the first night at Dry Lake,
: then tanking up on water and camping
: the second night on San Gorgonio's
: summit. Since there is no snow on
: the summit (sadly) by the time I get
: to High Meadow Springs for my third
: night's camp, I'm expecting to be a
: bit thirsty.
: The water source/conditions page no
: longer has anything useful on it
: about High Meadow Springs. I
: searched the forum and it appears
: that HMS always has water, even if
: it's slow. So that's nice, if true.
: Side question: I'm sure it was
: discussed here once but I missed it;
: could someone tell me what happened
: to all that old useful data that
: used to be on the page?
: Anyway, my main question is for
: Hikin Jim:
: Could you post the most exact
: location you can for where the
: spring is located? Using the trusty
: ACME mapper, of course, on satellite
: viewing mode, like this. Of
: course, an accurate gps-usable
: lat/lon coordinate would also be
: nice... Thanks in advance, Jim. I
: want to be able to walk right to the
: water without any trouble. Also,
: could you mark what your best guess
: is as to the campsite's location?