Aqua Dulce to Bouquet Canyon Road

March 29th, 2013
By: Daytripper

Dayhiked Sobo from Bouquet Canyon Road (mile 465.5) to Aqua Dulce (Mile 454.5) 3/28/13. Trail tread and corridor in good shape except around mile 462 where trail follows undulating ridgeline motorcycle track. Bear Spring (463.2) flowing at ~ 1 liter/min from white pipe 15 feet above trail; water in trough below trail stagnant, disgusting. Beware of stinging nettle near spring. Small population of native succulent Dudleya in rocks 50 yards N of Bear Spring. Bouquet Canyon Road cache (on trail, 50 ft before road) has four newly placed gallon water bottles (one-time event). Trail register at Mint Canyon (458.5) has a found Ford key in register box. Sweetwater Cafe (454.5) hiker-friendly, as usual.