Re: Springs, hoses, water stops along the way.
Posted by Panamint Charlie on September 26, 2003 at 19:58:10:
In Reply to: Springs, hoses, water stops along the way. posted by Curious on September 25, 2003 at 14:37:47:
I agree with Scootertrash and some of the others that emphasize the fact that you cannot always rely on a water source either being there or potable at the time. At the same time if you plan on being with a lot of people,who wants to carry a hundred gallons of water.
I am more familiar with the western slope of the Panamints then some of the other ares of the park and can say that almost every canyon that has a vehicle trail will bring you to some type of water source. If that is incorrect and you find yourself in a canyon that has no water,Then the next one will have some.Check the maps.
I've seen water in Grapevine Canyon off Saline Valley Rd, Numerous areas in Butte Valley and so on.You will always be within a few hours drive of some sort of water hole. Don't forget Panamint Springs is never to far away to go to get a cold soda.(sorry I don't drink beer)
If you make this trip I would like to no what you find. A compiled list of easy to reach water sources may be useful.
BTW I'm building a 4x4 trailer that is set up for big camp outs. I have one of those 15 gallon blue water drums that will mount into the trailer or the bed of my truck. You may want to get one of these. I have seen them up to 100 gallons. HAVE WATER WILL TRAVEL