[cdt-l] Re-introduction and NM water question
Kenneth E. Baldrey
keneb at adaes.com
Wed Nov 22 15:26:41 CST 2006
Good point, but is there reliable water on the designated CDT (CDTA)
route south of El Malapis - Chain of Craters? I had thoughts along the
same lines as Mark.
The Cardinal rule of caching - NEVER put anything out you are not
prepared to retrieve even if plans change. Water jugs need to be packed
From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net
[mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Brett
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 1:34 PM
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Re-introduction and NM water question
>>I plan to stash water south of El Malpais and somewhere near the
>>narrows, then another one in Bonita Canyon at the northern end of the
I know it's none of my beeswax, but what if plans change between now and
spring? Would the water be up for grabs?
Point being, the land won't benefit from it. And if this winter is wet,
which is certainly a possibility thanks to El Nino, then hikers won't be
looking for it.
>>I just love my clean Colorado mountain well water.
New Mexico has a lot of this too, in the form of windmills.
Getting by without caches? Easy, breezy.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Dixon" <mkdixon1 at excite.com>
To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 3:13 PM
Subject: [cdt-l] Re-introduction and NM water question
> Hi all, it's been about 8 years since I last listened in
> or posted to this mail list. My friend Jim and I (PCT '98)
> are planning a northbound CDT hike starting this spring,
> sometime in mid-April. By the way, Congratulations to all
> the recent southbound finishers!
> Water: I'm heading down to northern NM this week to visit
> family and thought I'd stash some water for myself (and
> anyone that finds themselves with me) for next spring. The
> area of interest is the trail roughly between El Malpais
> and Cuba. I plan to stash water south of El Malpais and
> somewhere near the narrows, then another one in Bonita
> Canyon at the northern end of the Zuni-Acoma trail.
> Question: Any other critical dry stretches between Grants
> and Cuba? I know that everybody deals with the water
> situation they face, but I just love my clean Colorado
> mountain well water.
> Thanks in advance for any replies!
> Mark Dixon
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