[cdt-l] Regarding Big Sandy Lodge...

steven walters garlic_man03 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 7 03:32:13 CDT 2006


amen--

--garlic man

--- cdt at startlivingthetruth.com wrote:

> My 2 cents: by the time you get to the Winds from
> either direction you should be in good enough shape
> to go from Togwotee to South Pass City without
> resupply. If the scenery in the Winds isn't enough
> to make you forget the weight on your back, nothing
> will. Skip Big Sandy Lodge. Carry an extra day or
> two of food and take Texas Pass into or out of the
> Cirque of Towers. You won't regret it. Mark
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: glen fleag [mailto:fiddleheadpa at hotmail.com]
> >Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2006 08:21 PM
> >To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> >Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Regarding Big Sandy Lodge...
> >
> >On the other hand, the alternative is not easy.
> Hiking out to Pinedale
> >takes one far from the trail. IMO the best solution
> (NOBO) would be to
> >resupply at Big Sandy and skip Pinedale. I didn't
> do this and lost a lot
> >of time going into Pindale (where i rushed to get
> before Sat. morning my
> >noon, only to find out that THAT particular PO
> closes at 10:45 on Saturdays)
> > so, we had to stay in that town for 2 more days
> waiting, spending money,
> >and watching tv. Could've been out hiking if we
> would've planned it right.
> >So, a few possible unfriendly looks because they're
> not seeing enough money
> >coming out of you. They haven't turned anyone away
> that i'm aware of. And
> >they have a great location.
> >
> >
> >>From: "Jonathan Ley" <jonathan at phlumf.com>
> >>Reply-To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> >>To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> >>Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Regarding Big Sandy Lodge...
> >>Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 08:51:28 -0700
> >>
> >>I’ve heard mixed things about them, and had a
> mixed experience myself

> >>(assuming they’re still the same owners). Our box
> wasn’t there when we got
> >>there, but admittedly, we really didn’t give the
> mail enough time. They
> >>live
> >>a couple hours drive from the lodge, so they may
> not get the mail more than
> >>a couple times a week. They did have a “hiker box”
> though (but there wasn’t
> >>much in it). They weren’t super friendly, but they
> did make dinner (which
> >>wasn’t that great). When our box did arrive, they
> were kind & responsible
> >>enough to forward it to Rawlins for us at no
> charge.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>I think their big thing is “hunters with deep
> pockets”, and they see hikers
> >>as a lot of work & no $ return. It seems to me
> they could tap into the
> >>climber/hiker clientele though - if they had a
> little café & advertised it.
> >>There are a ton of hungry climbers coming out of
> the cirque of the towers
> >>area & no other real options for that after-hike
> juicy burger.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>-Jonathan
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net
> [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
> >>On Behalf Of Slyatpct at aol.com
> >>Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006 7:29 AM
> >>To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> >>Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Regarding Big Sandy Lodge...
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>In a message dated 8/6/2006 11:00:48 AM Eastern
> Standard Time,
> >>cruxgroove2 at yahoo.com writes:
> >>
> >>The Big Sandy Lodge is a poor place to re-ration.
> >>The people there were very rude and difficult to
> deal with.
> >>Several hikers are of agreement on this issue.
> >>If you can avoid frustration and anger by
> rationing elsewhere please do so.
> >>
> >>..........................................
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>While they may not be overtly hiker, they did cook
> the 6 of us breakfast,
> >>which was pretty much an all you can eat, mid
> morning for a reasonable
> >>price.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>However, I do think she was a little miffed when I
> sent two large boxes
> >>(from Steamboat) instead of 6 individual boxes.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>It's just one of those places where hikers aren't
> their top priority. Best
> >>to be pleasant and well mannered for the sake of
> hikers that follow you.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Sly
> >>
> >
> >
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