[cdt-l] Carrying Lots of Water
Ginny & Jim Owen
spiritbear2k at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 12 23:49:52 CDT 2007
Water sources on the CDT are generally closer than on the PCT. We carried
at most one gallon at a time. As you read Jim Wolf's guidebooks, you'll get
a good idea of the distances. The issue on the CDT is that some water
sources may not be functional when you arrive (i.e. broken windmill) or they
may be fouled (dead animals). That is harder to predict. We always carried
a little more than we needed so that if a source wasn't viable we would
survive until the next one. We also never passed up a source unless we were
absolutely sure that there was water ahead.
>From: Garret Christensen <garretchristensen at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>Subject: [cdt-l] Carrying Lots of Water
>Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 15:58:49 -0700 (PDT)
>On the PCT a few years ago I managed to do just fine only carrying a max of
>4.5 liters through Southern California, but I assume I'll need more on the
>CDT. I'm going nobo this year, so I'm curious how much people needed to
>carry through New Mexico, and more particularly, what gear/water bag they
>liked to use to do so.
>Bored stiff? Loosen up...
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