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Dudley Heinsbergen



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Little Jimmy Springs  Reply with quote

might go up to little jimmy and mt Islip on friday.

is there water there right now?

has anyone been up there in the past few weeks?

were exactly is the spring? ive only been there when there's snowpack...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Jimmy Spring is as reliable as the rock of Gibralter.  To find the spring, go about 5 or 10 minutes east on the PCT past the camp and look for a side trail going down to the left.  I can't remember if the side trail is signed or not, but it's very well used and not hard to find.  The water is flowing out of a pipe directly out of the side of the mountain.

Note:  There have been a lot of cars broken into lately among those who park overnight at Islip Saddle.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trail isn't signed, but hard to miss.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Jimmy spring is flowing very well as of 10/05  Cool . I filtered two liters of water there very quickly, while on my way to Windy gap and Mount Islip on Sunday. Sorry I couldn't get any pics though, since my gf left the camera at home Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The day Little Jimmy Spring dries out, will be the day these mountains die. For 40 years I have never seen it dry. It even flows during the winter. Filtering the water??? You have to be kidding. Not this hiker. This water is GOLD!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Water Flow At Little Jimmy Spring? Reply with quote

Im not particularly familiar if the spring at Little Jimmy Trail Camp dries up or not in the Summer? Do any of the kind members here know if that fine pipe & trough has water as of mid August?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid, I'm going to have to defer to local subject matter expert, Hikin' Joyce, on this one.  

Joyce says, "Water!  Splash, splash! Water!"  (translation:  "water all year, bro; yer good to go")

Photo of Joyce gathering data about a week and a half ago:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers once again to you HJ. Coming through with the all important knowledge. Little Jimmy is a back-up plan just in case the heat & other conditions for Plan A don't come through.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, don't thank me; thank my water quality consultant.  Smile



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 7:43 am    Post subject: Little Jimmy Springs Water Reply with quote

Anyone been up to Little Jimmy Springs the last week or two? How is the water situation, planning to head up this weekend for an overnight. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Jimmy is very reliable. I have never seen it go dry since 1981. Who knows with this drought
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was fine as of a week ago.
Like Matt said, I've never known it to be dry.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You probably already know by now wigginout, but Little Jimmy Springs is flowing fine. Filled up there yesterday. If you went up this weekend, looks like you had lots of company at Little Jimmy camp.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Little Jimmy Springs Reply with quote

A perennial topic i'm sure, but anyone know if water is following at little jimmy springs?

On a similar note, any suggestions for a one night backpack this weekend, where theres the chance to fill up on water and bag a decent sized peak?

Many thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Jimmy is extremely reliable and I haven't heard of any reports of it going dry.  I'd say it's flowing.  Windy Spring and Lilly spring which are nearby are both duds.  Save your time.

Stay at Little Jimmy.  You can easily bag Islip, Hawkins, or Throop from there.  If you want more miles, you can hike to Baden-Powell and back, bagging Hawkins, Throop, and Burnham en route.  If you like off trail, you can do Copter Ridge.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7/21/14 update (last picture in first post)...

http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org/about5933.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:22 am    Post subject: Water at COLUMBINE springs Reply with quote

Thanks for the great advice as always. I think i got my springs confused! Such an amateur! I was thinking of the spring along icehouse canyon trail (is that Columbine?) Does anyone know if that is still flowing?
Never-the-less knowing they'll be water at Little Jimmy springs is useful and gives me options.
Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Columbine Spgs is also pretty reliable.  I haven't heard of it going dry.  Kelly Camp?  Dry.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Columbine Reply with quote

Columbine Spring is flowing as of last Saturday, but the rate is lower than in previous years.  Another dry winter and who knows about next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Little Jimmy Springs water report 17 Aug 2014 Reply with quote

Plentiful, delicious and COLD!

The secondary pipe that you pass on the way in from the campground is dry.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:51 pm    Post subject: Little Jimmy's spring Reply with quote

Was hoping someone would be able to say if the spring is still running or not, and when the last time they verified that. Thanks for any input,   Bill
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I haven't been up there in awhile my understasting is that it is flowing fine. Saw a report by a trail running group that it's flowing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post I saw was from two weeks ago
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: FYI Reply with quote

The spring at Little Jimmy was flowing fine. Filled a one quart bottle in 12.86 seconds. Nice and cold also.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: FYI Reply with quote

hillbasher wrote:
Filled a one quart bottle in 12.86 seconds.
You sure it wasn't 13.01 seconds?  Let's not exaggerate here.  If I bring a Nalgene up this weekend, I expect sub 13 second fill times!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Jim, it might have been 12.85 seconds, as I felt a little slow on the timing.  LOL
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 8:06 am    Post subject: Water flowing in Little Jimmy Spring? Reply with quote

Hello, planning a backpack to Little Jimmy Trail Camp.  Anyone know if water is currently flowing in Little Jimmy Spring?
Thanks.
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