[cdt-l] Fording rivers on the CDT
lawtong at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 12 14:00:30 CDT 2007
Nacona, I went southbound on the CDT last year and found that the Bob
Marshall Wilderness had the most fords in a given section of anywhere on the
entire CDT. I will say this . . . the deepest ford that we dealt with on
the CDT was just above knee deep and it was in Yellowstone. I hiked the PCT
in 04´and found some of the fords in Northern Oregon to be a lot
tougher/more dangerous than anything I experienced on the CDT. Having said
that I should also mention that I took a high route around the Gila River in
New Mexico and only crossed the Gila once . . . and did so on a nice dry
Bottom line . . . I wouldn´t be that concerned about fords on the CDT . . .
not a big deal. For whatever it´s worth, I carried no camp shoes and just
forded all the streams in my running shoes.
Hope this helps.
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