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07-13-2012, 11:54
Does anyone know if the stream near Blue Mountain in GA is flowing?

07-13-2012, 12:58
What about general water conditions in GA?

07-13-2012, 14:05
Blue Mountain Shelter water shows good as of 6/17/12.

Info below is from the GATC site (http://www.georgia-atclub.org/). Generally good. These are the ones with no, or reduced flow. Dates listed are last updated.

Stover Creek Shelter Weak 5/5/12

Justus Creek Low Low but flowing 04/01/12

Blackwell Creek Low Low but flowing 09/12/11

Gooch Gap Slow Slow but flowing 08/13/11

Miller Gap 31.7 Dry 07/22/11

Jarrard Gap Very Slow Slow Drip 07/22/11

Woods Hole Shelter Slow Go up to lg boulder 6/7/12

Rock Spring Top Very Slow Weak Drip 07/22/11

Tray Mountain Shelter Weak but flowing 6/30/12

Deep Gap Shelter Weak 7/1/12

Moreland Gap Slow Drip 03/27/12

Cowart Gap Slow/Intermittent 03/27/12

07-13-2012, 14:15
was told yesterday by hikers that all shelters had water as far north as Blue Mtn, although some flows were reduced.

07-13-2012, 14:40
slow trickle at Black Gap (approach trail)
no water at Springer Mountain Shelter
no water between Hawk Mt. Shelter and Justus Creek

07-13-2012, 14:40

07-13-2012, 21:38
There is water at Springer as of now .Blue Mtn was very weak as of last week but you could dip a cup,

07-13-2012, 21:40
And by the way ----there is never water between Hawk and Justis Creek Just no sources

07-14-2012, 14:24
And by the way ----there is never water between Hawk and Justis Creek Just no sources
Razor, I am sitting here laughing because that is exactly what I was thinking. It never hurts though to say it once more though because to venture out between them, especially on a hot day, is bad stuff. Anyone who truly wants to wear the wings of angels can win many kudos from such hikers by providing water, boundless water, at the base of Justus Mountain. I do recall a handwritten sign pointing off trail that said WATER! I wasn't out yet and had no clue how thirsty I was about to get, or I would have gone where the arrow pointed.

07-14-2012, 16:07
Survivor Dave was kind enough to leave a couple jugs of water in that section. I didn't leave with enough water from Hawk and was very appreciative that he did so.

07-16-2012, 12:36
And by the way ----there is never water between Hawk and Justis Creek Just no sources

Ever feel stupid? I guess I mentioned that because it seemed every person we met on the trail mentioned no water between hawk and justis. My bad!

I must have been looking at the wrong spot at Springer. I saw what could have been a spring but it was all but empty and no movement. Is it above or below the point just below the shelter?