I just received my wilderness permit for 4/15 through 4/17 to camp at Round Valley. The plan is to ride the tram up Saturday morning, camp for two nights at Round Valley (with hike up to Mt. San Jacinto on Easter Sunday), and then come down on Monday 4/17.
Along with the permit, was a strip of paper labeled "Water Availability Alert". It says there is currently no water available at the Round Valley Spring spigot, and that we should plan to either bring our water, or at the very least, to tank up at the Long Valley Ranger Station with whatever we will need before entering the wilderness.
Having never been to the area, but having seen some recent reports on conditions in the area, I was hoping there would be one or more sources of water in the area where we could at least filter rather than hauling in three days worth of water.
I was hoping some kind folks here could shed some light on what the actual conditions are, or will likely be two weeks from now. Any additional information about general campground conditions would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!