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Mileage

Postby HikingHunter » Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:27 pm

How many hiking trail miles is it from Deer Springs (starting at Hwy 243) to Fuller Ridge Jct (PCT)? How many miles is it from Fuller Ridge Jct to I-10? Thank you? Any water source on the Fuller Ridge Campground or Snow Creek?
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Re: Mileage

Postby Florian » Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:32 pm

Deer Springs to Fuller Jct about 7 miles, Fuller Jct to Black Mtn road about 5 miles, BM road to I10 is 20 miles. People sometimes leave water bottles at Fuller Ridge campground but otherwise a dry camp. There is a water faucet at Snow Creek. Best source for water info is sanjacjon.com.
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Re: Mileage

Postby Florian » Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:14 pm

Correction re Fuller Ridge campground at Black Mtn road: The BM road is not currently open so there's no chance you'll find any water bottles. So basically no water from Deer Springs trail until Snow Creek.
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Re: Mileage

Postby HikingHunter » Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:23 pm

Florian, so if I'm doing my math correctly its approximately 22 trail miles from Deer Springs (hwy 243) via Fuller Ridge via Snow Creek to I-10? I plan to pack my own water but just wanted to confirm the mileage as there are different calculations on different apps.
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Re: Mileage

Postby Florian » Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:34 pm

No, not 22 miles. More like 32 miles. (7+5+20) And no water for about 20 of those miles but you may be able to melt some snow/ice along Fuller Ridge.
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Re: Mileage

Postby HikingHunter » Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:45 pm

Florian, got it. What would be the half way point, approximately. Wanting to do 16 and 16 and camp half way.
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Re: Mileage

Postby Florian » Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:09 am

Half way would be around Fuller Ridge camp at Black Mtn road. Might be snow to melt if you go soon. Probably be other PCT hikers there.
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Re: Mileage

Postby Ed » Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:49 am

Hiking Hunter,

In case you forget the sheet of paper you wrote Florian's numbers on, all the distances are on the Tom Harrison San Jacinto Wilderness map:

https://tomharrisonmaps.com/product-category/southern-ca-maps/

Available in both paper and digital form. The digital maps are pdf files that work with the free Avenza app, available for both iPhones and Androids. When you are on the long run down to Snow Creek, you can check your location on your phone. To celebrate how far you have to go, or sit down and cry.
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Re: Mileage

Postby HikingHunter » Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:50 pm

Ed, thanks for the info. If I don't get this done soon will probably wait until August or September. Thanks again.
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Re: Mileage

Postby zippetydude » Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:14 am

You sound like you're prepared and have done your homework...go now! You can always go a second or third time later, it's a beautiful section of trail, but since you are prepared already, go ahead and go! I have never looked back and wished I had taken more time once I was ready, but I have looked back and thought, "I wish I had just gone ahead and done it." Enjoy. And post pics of your adventure when you're done!

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