[cdt-l] Feb Start in NM
doug-sue at usol.com
Fri Aug 11 22:30:47 CDT 2006
Sounds exciting. would starting a week later make much difference?
Day temps didn't stay in the single degrees did they? I could pack my down
jacket. Could melt snow for water?
----- Original Message -----
From: "glen fleag" <fiddleheadpa at hotmail.com>
To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Feb Start in NM
> In 2002, we started the CDT at Antelope Wells on Feb 14. (valentine's
> We were attempting a triple crown in one year and had a support vehicle.
> Your problems may be: the Gila (2002 it was very snowbound but we were
> prepared and had Gps's, knew how to use them, and were able to print out
> detailed maps with gridlines every few days. Also, Mt. Taylor was very
> difficult going down the north side. we had a night out in there that we
> weren't prepared for.
> We had a few days around 0 degrees (in the mornings) Don't think of New
> Mexico as being a hot or warm climate. The elevation makes it cold.
> Of course anything can be done. but it won't be easy. Make sure you
> prepared for snow travel. (we didn't use snowshoes, but the navigation
> skills were so important)
> You can read our logs here: Reading back over them just now, brings
> lots of memories. The wind is another factor. We had 50 mph winds a
> times and one day we didn't hike and found out later that the winds
> 100 mph on tops of the mtns. we would've been travelling. OK, you can
> me a message direct if you like: fiddleheadpa at hotmail.com
> I really doubt you'll see any other foot travellers out there that time of
> year. We saw some Texans hunting wild boar one day, that was about it.
> The main thing is: have fun.
> >From: "Doug Carlson" <doug-sue at usol.com>
> >Reply-To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> >To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> >Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Feb Start in NM
> >Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 09:10:21 -0400
> >Ok, I admit I know little about the CDT in NM. thought I would be doing
> >this years from now, but I"m looking at a window of opportunity coming in
> >Feb- around the 11th or 12th- to start hiking nobo in NM. Where would be
> >the best place to begin at that time of year for 2 or 3 weeks? Is the
> >too snow bound that time of year? Are streams impassable?
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