Re: Water Filter
Posted by Hikin' Jim on July 24, 2012, 8:21:16, in reply to "Water Filter"
A lot of the surface water in the SGW is drinkable as is (i.e. without treatment). I think Trail Fork Springs falls into that category since it flows directly out of a pipe. I'm a little less sanguine about Jackstraw springs. |
If you do bring a filter, one tactic I use is to bring a Ti sierra cup to use as a scoop (helpful at Jackstraw which is typically low flow) with which I fill my cook pot. I then filter from my cook pot. My sierra cup also has measurement markings and of course serves as a cup for my morning tea.
Adventures in Stoving
: Another question from a NorCal person
: excited to do some SoCal
: backpacking. Since I'm unsure of the
: water sources, I'm thinking of
: bringing my standard (Katadyn) pump
: filter rather than my Sawyer in-line
: filter. Seems like it'd be easier
: to use in the case that I'm
: filtering out of puddles or whatever
: the non-running creek water sources
: look like (say, at Trail Fork
: Springs). Anyone have any thoughts
: on this matter? Also, I typically
: carry a 3-liter water bladder, is
: this enough to get up the Forsee
: trail to Trail Springs, assuming
: Jackstraw is dry?