This post is a follow up to my last post regarding the false information I received from the Mill Creek Ranger Station.
In the comment section of my previous post, John from the blog The Late Bloomer Hiker shared two very helpful links to assist those hiking in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. The first is a water info collector that is a hiker supported information source. Had I known about this site, there is now way I would have carried an extra 14 pounds of water up the trail last Saturday. There is an entry from one week prior stating that the “flow was good.” A later report posted after we began our hike stated “~10 gal/minute, with snowbanks around it.” I tested adding a report and found it to be very easy to do. Obviously, this site will only be effective if hikers report their findings. So, I’m committed to posting a report after every hike I do in the area (which probably won’t many per year as I mostly hike in Angeles Forest). This source is dependent on those of us who hike to take the time to update it ourselves. If you hike in the area, I hope you will join me in updating this resource and letting others know about it
The other resource John shared is the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association which I think also provides valuable information.
I’ve decided to add a hiking links page (link in menu bar at top of this page) that provides links to those sites and hopefully others I learn about that are helpful for hiking in California.