[cdt-l] OT- Great Divide Trail

jonathan at phlumf.com jonathan at phlumf.com
Mon Jan 22 19:47:13 CST 2007


I think most people use HEET (or an equivalent) as their alcohol source.
This is gas-line antifreeze, and available in gas stations just about
anywhere it gets really cold (i.e. Canada, and most of the CDT as well).
Though, I guess GDT veterns would know better...

-Jonathan


> Canadians are not commonly using denatured alcohol stoves. It is available
> in paint and hardware stores but these stores are often only in larger
> centres. to be safe, I'd mail it. I will check with our post offices to
> check on mailing substance restrictions and will let you know once I find
> out. I have not hiked the GDT, but have hiked the AT and PCT and live in
> Ontario; let me know if I can help or chase any info for you.
> Cadence
>
>
>
>>I know some of you (i.e. Dickie Bird)  have hiked the GDT.  We're hoping
>> to
>>do it this summer, if all goes well.  I have the guidebook and have
>> looked
>>at Suge's site, but still have some questions:
>>
>>1.  Maps - the guidebook lists all the Topo maps, but there is a series
>> of
>>Gemtrek maps that cover the Canadian National Parks.  Can they be used
>>instead of the topo maps? Which maps can we omit if we are using the
>>Gemtrek maps?  I read that the Gemtrek maps are more current than the
>> topo
>>maps and it might be possible to save weight and money by using them, in
>>places.  I expect that in some places the topo maps will be necessary.
>>
>>2.  Anyone have maps for sale?  Do you know a good online source?
>>
>>3.  Resupply - is denatured alcohol available at the shops in Canada?
>> Can
>>we resupply as we go or will we need to do maildrops to The Crossing and
>>Field?  I assume we can buy what we need in Waterton, Blairmore/Coleman
>> and
>>Jasper.  Did you take any zero days in town?  If so, where?  Did you do a
>>maildrop at Sunshine? How did that work for you?
>>
>>4.  Were you able to get the permits for Banff and Jasper when you were
>> in
>>Waterton?  What is the advanced reservation cost?
>>
>>5.  Anyone go to Kakwa Lake or to an intermediate spot between Mt. Robson
>>and Kakwa Lake?  I'd like to hike in the Wilmore - but an 85 km walk-out
>>after 12 days in the backcountry doesn't seem very workable.
>>
>>6.  Any words of wisdom?
>>
>>Ginny
>>
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