Jackstraw Water

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    • #2389
      Ryan
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      Hello,

      I was curious if anyone has a water report for Jackstraw?  I’m heading up 6/8 .

      Thanks!

      Ryan

    • #2390
      jkreuzig
      Participant

      Ryan,

      You beat me to the post!  We are heading up Forsee Creek Trail this Saturday (6/9) and staying the night at Trail Fork Springs Camp.  We are very interested in Jackstraw water as well.

      Another thread has fairly recent info about Trail Fork Springs, but I’m thinking we may need to fill up at Jackstraw if necessary.  It appears that it’s going to be a warm weekend, so I want to make sure that we have enough water available.

       

    • #2393
      shawnsisler
      Participant

      Jackstraw Spring and Trail Fork Springs have water available and should be good thru July this year.

      Trail Fork Springs has water dripping from a pipe which can be caught with a bottle or bowl to filter. It is located in the brushes at the trail junction.

      Jackstraw Springs has a couple little springs spot near the camp which will need to be pumped or siphoned to filter.

      SGWA volunteer

    • #2394
      Ryan
      Participant

      Thanks for the info!

    • #2395
      jkreuzig
      Participant

      Thanks! Looking forward to a nice weekend in the mountains!

    • #2397
      Joe
      Participant

      Hey all,

      Headed up 6/11. Hoping to camp 1 night at Jackstraw and 1 night at Trail Fork Springs, or 2 nights at TFS.

      One other fellow on another thread mentions trailfork is running slow and needs to be caught in a bucket or other vessel.

      If you come back before 6/11 let me know what you find!

    • #2401
      Ryan
      Participant

      Joe,

      The above report from Shawn is accurate. Jackstraw is a trickle that has a small puddle that you could pump or siphon from .  Trailfork has a bit more than a trickle coming from the pipe . I’d estimate 4 minutes to get a liter . We used a nalgene to just scoop water from a puddle, poured it in my dirty bag, and then used my Sawyer squeeze to filter it .  Hope this info helps!

      Ryan

    • #2402
      Joe
      Participant

      Beautiful. I’m bringing a collapsible bucket so I can leave it for a while to catch a lot. I’ll be spending 1-2 nights there.

      Thanks so much!

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