Carried 5 quarts, consumed all. Slightly shocked I had ice after almost 12 hour of hiking. My ultralight pack isn't well insulated. It typically melts the frozen solid three quart bladder in four hours when it's hot. Maybe got to 90 degrees which is about the limit for Bruce. We took more breaks than usual. Which is a-okay by me!
This is our 3rd varied loop with the Lane Mountain Trail. I'm a fan of the area due to the views and close proximity to the Valley. Most would prefer this loop in March or November temps verse June. While I don't seek the solitude of most it does make you think.
Lane Mountain Trail #233
Good shape. Plastic pipe that followed the trail last year is now gone.
Willow Springs Trail #236
Slightly overgrown. Despite dozens of catclaw gauntlets I didn't get any notable scratches. Did use my umbrella to work through some of the turnstiles.
Bruce said it looked good to filter and a nice trickle at the source. At the defunct trough it was a drip or a two a minute so go back to the source. It is not a bushwhack. It is located on a wall around bushes to the right.