I was hoping one of the recent hikers or patrols might respond before now, but since not, I’ll will say that Limberpine usually runs late in the season. I have not seen any reports since the fire closure reopened so I don’t have anything recent to confirm that. If you go and can share info with us on the conditions we can help others. either post here, or let us know at Mill Creek.
Hiker reported from his hike on weekend of 9/15-16 that he had to go upstream a way on Limberpine Spring to find a waterfall to gather water from. This at least gives us all an idea of the conditions on this trail. Also, I have recent reports that Columbine spring is definitely dry. Hope this helps people that are planning future trips.
I’ve visited limber pine springs dozens of times in the past fifteen years in all seasons and have literally never found it dry. I’ve also never seen it reported dry in any year in any season. I have assumed there’d be water there without checking many times and have never been disappointed. I was there today and flow was at least a half gallon, probably more like a gallon per minute, right next to the trail. YMMV.
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