[cdt-l] New Mexican Border
jonathan at phlumf.com
Wed Feb 28 13:41:47 CST 2007
>From what I've seen, they're all scenic routes. Most people have only hiked
one of them, and tend to hype "that one" as the best. I think it's all
subjective. Personally, I liked finishing at Antelope Wells because I had
the feeling there wasn't anywhere further south to go than the bottom of the
bootheel. Plus it was very quiet/peaceful. and I had someone meeting me
there, so it was easy logistically (and I didn't have to hike out).
As for water, they all have water options. which change year to year as
windmills are either repaired or break-down.
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I haven't done either of the bootheel routes, but I've never been under the
impression they were more scenic or had less route walking than the Columbus
route. On the contrary, I think the opposite is true, along with the
Columbus route having more frequent water sources. There's also the
guidebook thing, among other factors.
ft at francistapon.com writes:
It seems that there are three places to start/end on the New Mexico/Mexico
This is what I'm guessing is the pros/cons, but any other tips/info would be
* Columbus: Easy to get in and out of, but not so scenic and lots of
* Antelope Wells: Hard to get to, fairly scenic and dirt roads.
* Big Hatchet: Extremely hard to get to, scenic.
In short, it seems that the better the scenery, the more remote the
starting/ending point is. Am I wrong
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