[cdt-l] CDT thesis, antithesis Re: David Horton's planned speed hike

Bruce Ward bruce at cdtrail.org
Tue Oct 2 15:24:02 CDT 2007

The reality is that without a defined and designated Trail you will need
to contend with subdivisions, extractive uses, motorized use etc which
will preclude a continuous primitive route. We have no desire to see
anything other than a preserved natural route, the Trail as primitive as
possible. You are not prevented from wandering from Canada to Mexico
however you like, those options will always be there. 

Bruce Ward
Executive Director
Continental Divide Trail Alliance
PO Box 628 
Pine, CO 80470
Tel.  303  838 3760
Cell: 303 917 1476
Fax: 303 838 3960
Shipping Address:
13700 Highway 285
Pine CO 80470
" I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to
the exclusion of ...cooperation with others, but with the strength of
conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, the chances are
you'll be a person worthy of your own respects. "

- Neil Simon, (b. 1927)
American playwright, screenwriter 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 1:34 PM
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Subject: [cdt-l] CDT thesis,antithesis Re: David Horton's planned speed

### 'Wow' there, Bruce. I don't think the Appalachian Trail Corporation
could've put any better than you just did, what the people who are
actually using the trail *do* *not* want. The CDT is *not* the AT; it's
not a PCT; the CDT is unique, fragile, and deserving of preservation
*exactly* as it is. Yet another McTrail is NOT desirable. Count my vote
with fiddlehead's comment below.


--- Bruce Ward <bruce at cdtrail.org> wrote:
> Summary: CDTA recommends locating the CDNST in Wilderness, as much as 
> possible. ...CDTA also
believes it is appropriate to construct new trails in Wilderness to
achieve the desired goals of the CDNST.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net On Behalf Of glen fleag

>   Many of us CDT hikers don't want the trail to be a continous marked 
> footpath and enjoy the CDT for what
it is: a hike to test your skills in map reading, bushwhacking, water
finding, route creating, and
sometimes: how far can i go before i have to head to town, among some.
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