[Cdt-l] Fw: Water update

Sly slyatpct at aol.com
Mon Apr 7 11:44:08 CDT 2008


Lat year, we didn't rely on any natural sources and certainly no dirt 
tanks. but the ranch 17 miles north of Pie Town, a cache just prior to 
the Zuni/Acoma Trail and the windmills along the CDTS route.

Sly

Doug Graybeal wrote:
> CDT Hikers,
>
> Thought I would share this with you.  Good luck and hope to meet you on the 
> trial.
>
> Gray wolves
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <kenneth_jones at nm.blm.gov>
> To: "Doug Graybeal" <doug at graybealarchitects.com>
> Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 6:42 AM
> Subject: Re: Water update
>
>
>   
>> Good morning. Unfortunately I don 't have any good news about the water
>> situation along our portion of the trail. March has been very dry, most of
>> the remaining snow patches have melted and there is little or no water in
>> any of the dirt tanks or playa lakes in this area (Pie Town to Grants).
>> There are a number of windmills in the area but I have no way of knowing
>> witch ones will be in operation during your hike through this area, that
>> all depends what pastures are being grazed. Since all of these windmills
>> are privately owned we don't control their operation. The two sure sources
>> of water are the National Park Service Information Center located on Hwy 
>> 53
>> and the Bureau of Land Management Ranger Station located on Hwy 117. When
>> do you think you will be hiking thru the El Malpais area? Water conditions
>> may change but we are entering the dry season so I don't anticipate much
>> moisture in the next 2-3 months. I don't know what the water situation
>> north and south of us. There is usually water in the Gila and the areas to
>> our north around Cuba recieved quite a bit more snow than we did so there
>> should be water in that area. Keep in mind that this is my best guess and 
>> I
>> could be wrong about the areas north and south of us. Surely not the news
>> you wanted to hear. Feel free to contact me with any future questions.
>>
>> Ken Jones
>> Supervisory Park Ranger
>> El Malpais National Conservation Area
>> Grants Field Station
>> phone: (505) 287-7911 ext.7
>> fax:        (505) 285-5041
>>
>> Meanwhile .....
>> The Empire Crumples From Within
>>
>>
>>
>>             "Doug Graybeal"
>>             <doug at graybealarc
>>             hitects.com>                                               To
>>                                       <kjones at blm.gov>
>>             04/05/2008 05:08                                           cc
>>             PM
>>                                                                   Subject
>>                                       Water update
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>> Ken,
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>> Per your December 18th reply to us, we are writing to inquire about the
>> latest water update for CDT hikers.  We plan to start our hike in two 
>> weeks
>> at the Mexico border.
>>
>> Thank you the information,
>>
>> Doug and Peggy
>>
>>
>>     
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