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Water Flow At Columbine Spring? (Icehouse Canyon)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Water Flow At Columbine Spring? (Icehouse Canyon)  Reply with quote

Water Flow At Columbine Spring? (Icehouse Canyon)

Haven't hiked that area this time of year before. Does anyone have some good news about Columbine Spring flowing on the Icehouse Canyon trail? The one just below the beginning of the switchback section on the right.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Water Flow At Columbine Spring? (Icehouse Canyon) Reply with quote

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Water Flow At Columbine Spring? (Icehouse Canyon)

Haven't hiked that area this time of year before. Does anyone have some good news about Columbine Spring flowing on the Icehouse Canyon trail? The one just below the beginning of the switchback section on the right.

Cheers
I was there on Saturday.  The flow rate is great.  Multiple liters per minute.  Columbine Spring is very reliable.

I talked to some guys who had stayed at Cedar Glen Friday night.  From what they said, the little creek below Cedar Glen is still flowing.

I talked to a couple of other guys who had been at Kellys Camp.  They said the water there was drip ... ... .... drip ... ... ... drip -- in other words, super slow.  Don't plan on water at Kellys.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Columbine Reply with quote

I have never seen Columbine dry even late in drought years.  Unfortunately, Kellys Camp spring does dry up by September most years.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:43 pm    Post subject: Gracias Reply with quote

Cheers gentlemen. Was looking at some ideas for the coming weekend & this helps a lot.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lotsa good stuff to access from Icehouse Saddle:
To the north, Telegraph Pk and Timber Mtn
To the east, the Middle Fork of Lytle Creek
To the SE, Cucamonga Pk and remote Etiwanda Pk
To the SW, Bighorn Pk and Ontario Pk as well as the XC route to the Sugarloaf

Tip:  Few people check out Etiwanda, and the Middle Fork of Lytle Creek is a really worthwhile spot to visit.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now for a more visual representation of the water flow at Columbine Spring:  Joyce at Columbine Spring.  Smile


(click the photo, and the video should come up)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Icehouse Canyon Water Reply with quote

Has anybody been up recently enough to confirm whether Columbine Spring is still flowing this season? Thanks!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been lately, but it would be extremely unusual for Columbine not to be flowing.  It's pretty rock solid reliable.

Kelly Camp and Cedar Glen?  Not so much.  

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was up last weekend. Columbine was flowing. The spring at Kelly Camp was dust dry.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I'm new to these mountains and last month the ranger gave me the impression that Columbine goes dry some summers. It was flowing well then so just wanted to be sure. And, yes, I did see that Kelly was completely dry. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clear and cool at Columbine.
Also flowing just below Cedar Glen.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: Is Columbine Spring in Icehouse Canyon Flowing? Reply with quote

Hi,

Can anyone confirm if there is water at Columbine Spring in Icehouse Canyon?  I will be hiking up for the July 4th weekend.

Originally had a permit for two nights at Big Tree in the San Gorgonio Wilderness, but that campsite is no more.

Andrew
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made the trip and Columbine Spring is flowing nicely.  Fill rate of 1 liter in 20 seconds.

There is also solid water flow and a small waterfall about 1/4 mile up Lost Creek.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:31 pm    Post subject: Columbine Springs flowing? Reply with quote

Hello,  Does anyone know if Columbine Springs is flowing? We were hoping to head to Kelly Camp for a night or two.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is flowing, only a trickle but enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:56 am    Post subject: Columbine Spring 2010 vs now Reply with quote

Will this be the year it dies?

6 years ago - September 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ySWNAQpYE


Sunday October 9th 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1VtcYgPOmI
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:01 pm    Post subject: Columbine Reply with quote

I can't count the gallons of Columbine Spring water that I have consumed.  Sad to see it reduced to a trickle.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Columbine Spring update Reply with quote

flowing strong again

https://youtu.be/s6x6xTxUytc
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