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Anyone have a suggestion for a good overnighter in the San Bernadino National Forest?  I'm looking for something with plenty of water all summer long.

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This summer is much dryer than in year's past - but there are still a few good options - unsure if the water will last until the end of summer, though

San Gorgonio Wilderness -

Dry Lake - the lake is dry but Lodgepole Springs behind the lake still has water
Momyer Trail - to Alger or Dobbs Camp still have plenty of water
Vivian Creek Trail - still water at Vivian and High Creek Camps

Cucamonga Wilderness - still water at Third Stream Crossing Camp

Fisherman's Camp on Deep Creek - still has a little bit of water


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What about near Aztec Falls?  Is there a good way to turn that into an overnighter along Deep Creek?
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No, it's illegal to camp within a mile of Deep Creek (exception is Fisherman's Camp)

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Where do the PCT through hikers make camp in this area?
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I think most camp at Holcomb and then hike the Deep Creek section in a day, camping down near Mojave Forks or Silverwood - where they can get a shower :)

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Maybe that's what I'll do.  I'd really like to do a quick overnight but with some fun swimming and lots of water, which is hard to find in So Cal this time of year.  I like Vivian Creek, but from experience not everyone in  my group may find the trail as enjoyable b/c of their fitness level or age.
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Yep, water is a problem from now until first rain.

Depending upon where you live in SoCal it will take you 2-3 hours driving to get to a trail head.  

For another 2-3 hours more you could be in the Sierra (US-395), where a lot of the summer hiking is happening until the first cold snap. Early wake up and you could be at a trail head by 9AM including breakfast at Mojave.  There will be sufficient water for a dip in about 3 miles from most trail heads on the east side.  None are as steep as Vivian Creek.

You still have to snag a wilderness permit either way.

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