[cdt-l] Hiking the Highline Route????

FJ ephja at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 23 08:47:32 CDT 2007

I started south from Glacier on June 29 which was 2 weeks after Disco & Co.  The day before when I got my permit neither the Highline route nor Ptarmingan were open.  I think they opened before July 4th but I heard that campsites were still in "winter status."  One ranger told me that meant you needed bear cannisters and had to pack out all waste, including human.  ===> sidewinder

----- Original Message ----
From: Anitra Kass <at_anitra at yahoo.com>
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:41:29 PM
Subject: [cdt-l] Hiking the Highline Route????

I know that each year is different...
  any general rule of thumb as to when it would be doable to hike the highline route to start a SOBO CDT hike?  I hiked the Belly River route (chief mountain) last year with a bunch of 2006 thur-hikers and I've been watching postholer.com and comparing the snow levels at this time last year and now and it seems as if there is less snow but I don't know how that really translates to the Highline trail...any insight would be appreciated.  Thanks,


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