The family we bought our land from told us that there was a spring located in a general area that they used to water livestock. We are interested in developing it as a usable backup water source. This past weekend we walked up the valley looking for the source without much luck.
At the bottom of the valley we found pipe that they used, still in the ground. We walked uphill and there were plenty of holes in the ground where we could see and hear running water, an underground stream. But it's apparent that a lot of silt and dirt have settled over everything, and grass and moss is covering everything (along with downed trees, multiflora rose bushes, blackberry thickets, etc). It makes it difficult to figure out where it starts.
Anyone have any tips for tracing the flow of the water farther up to the source?