[cdt-l] Favorite couple hundred mile stretch?

James McCreight jlmccreight at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 14:17:39 CDT 2007

I'll second that, heartily, especially if you're talking alpine and apline
meadows. Stony Pass to Cumbres Pass or all the way to Cuba, if you want to
extend for some high desert scenery. West of Weminuche Pass and South of
silverton (and all the way to telluride) is some of the most beautiful
country in the world, the american alps, the "burly hills" including the
famed grenadiers.
for example:
or the chicago basin.. very popular already...

lets go!!

On 6/29/07, Jeffrey Olson <jolson at olc.edu> wrote:
> I must vote for the section south of Stony Pass.  All high cairn to
> cairn wandering, and little lakes for water.  Then, rather than heading
> left and around Hunchback Mountain, take the trail that heads straight
> up, and traverses the peak's lower slopes, and then the 1000' plunge to
> Vallecitos Lake.  The trail off the CDT to Vallecitos Lake is little
> used, unmaintained, and hidden.  It's there, if you're coming from the
> south, but hard to see.  I don't think its on any maps.  It is a
> quintessential high alpine lake and really no people...
> Jeff Olson
> Benjamin Racine wrote:
> > Anybody have a particular favorite... all things considered?  San Juans,
> > Winds, etc?  I do like truly high alpine settings.
> >
> > ~Ben
> >
> >
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