[cdt-l] Delmoe Junction to Lewis Junction (Butte to Ystone NP?)

Jonathan Ley jonathan at phlumf.com
Tue Jul 17 00:17:35 CDT 2007


Not sure if anyone replied to your message... Sure, it's possible to 
walk from anywhere to anywhere in theory, and there are lots of cool 
mountains in that area. But, I think the route isn't exactly 
straightforward, and would require some degree of planning. I think that 
Suge hiked a route something like that a few years ago southbound... 
anyway, you can check out his site here:


Garret Christensen wrote:
> Hello All,
> The Onion here, taking the afternoon off at a friend's cabin near West Yellowstone.  While hiking north through Yellowstone I read in the CDTS guides about a much shorter alternate from Delmoe Junction near Butte to Lewis Junction on the dogshead trail in Yellowstone park.  Does anybody have details on this route?  The guidebook says it saves 220 miles.  I'm sure it's not close to the divide or anything, but if it saves that many miles and makes it easy to hike straight north-south through Yellowstone, I think it might be neat to do southbound if my yo-yo attempt really happens, plus it might give me enough time to do the San Juans again, which would also be cool.  So has anybody done this route, know which maps I'd need, or even just know if there's a bunch of National Forest land between Butte and the Park where I could just string together a bunch of jeep roads? Also, obviously as I get further in my northbound hike I'll answer this question myself, but does this route
>  miss a ton of cool stuff on the MT/ID border?
> thanks,
> Garret (the Onion)
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