[cdt-l] Northbound or Southbound - Wyoming
footslogger03 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 4 08:13:05 CST 2007
Haven't done a CDT thru yet but do live in Laramie now and completely agree with Jeff ...Just Jeff.
A 30mph wind is just a "breeze", literally and figuratively and that is in Laramie where there are a few buildings to break up the wind pattersn. Transport that about 2 hours west in the Great Basin and it really flies.
Jeffrey Olson <jolson at olc.edu> wrote:
Jim and/or Ginny Owen wrote:
> Wyoming is much the same for either northbound or southbound hikers,
> since we both reach the state in August full summer. It may be hot
> or not. It may rain or not. It may be windy or not. There are
> likely to be below freezing nights in the Winds but thats true
> whichever way you hike. There are lots of flowers in the high country
> and crowds in Yellowstone and the Winds for both northbound and
> southbound hikers.
The only caveat I would have with this is that I find it easier to hike
south - with the wind - rather than north, into its teeth, while walking
through the Great Basin. Not much of a note, but if you've hiked into 30
mph+ winds for days on end, it's a consideration... Having lived in
Laramie for years, and hiked the Great Basin in both spring and fall, I
found it always windy. "The Wind, the bloody Wind!!!"
Jeff, just Jeff...
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