Sose wrote:Pardon! Was speaking of little round valley. Still, I imagine water can be found this time of year in round valley also.
I very much doubt that you will find water in Little Round Valley even this time of year, although it's possible.
Below is a map I've put together of the various water sources in the San Jacintos. It's got the majority of water sources plotted although it may not be exhaustive in some of the more out-of-the way areas. Along the trails on the west side of the mountain, I have pretty high confidence in my map.
I've given a rating, admittedly subjective, based on my experience over the last decade or so of the reliability of each water source. The system is sort of like this:
I - Unreliable. Assume no water unless you have a current report to the contrary.
II - Less reliable. Water typically in early season although water possibly later in wet years.
III - More reliable. Water frequently into late season.
IV - Very reliable. Water almost always into late season.
V. Extremely reliable. Water always into late season even in multi-year droughts.http://caltopo.com/m/6V2F
The best water near LRV has already been mentioned: Bed Springs or more accurately, Bed Springs Crossing, where the water crosses the Deer Springs Trail. Bed Springs Crossing is about half way between Deer Springs Camp and LRV.
There is water closer to LRV, at Rock and Lilly springs, but Bed Springs is the most reliable an will have the best flow.