Water in Panamint City


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Posted by Tim Waag on November 13, 2003 at 13:15:39:

We backpacked up to Panamint City 11/7 - 11/8. This hike is 11 miles round trip, with 3,600 feet of elevation gain (1 way). There is voluminous water along the trail for 2/3 of the way to PC (Limekiln spring & Brewery Spring). Upon reaching the ghost town of Panamint City (well worth the trip), we stayed at the Panamint Hilton (no water, but alot of mattresses to sleep on, plus the recent addition of a Propane Heater). From PC, you can go up canyon to Water Canyon, where there is a large Water Tank on the upper trail, overflowing into a bucket. In addition, there is a spring in Water Canyon (not shown on my topo map) with lots of running water. In addition, just below PC in Sourdough Canyon, there is The Castle, which has running water at the kitchen sink, although we had to repair the water line running from the spring on the hillside behind the Castle. We had inquired about water up here, but noone was sure if there was any. Well, there's a hole bunch. Will post other details of the trip in a separate message.
--Tim 805/544-2109


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