[Cdt-l] Antelope wells route

joseph beals bealsjw at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 26 07:04:08 CST 2008

In light of the information I have received here, we
had decided to start at columbus, I was looking for
less road not more.  The crazy cook monument looks
like a good route as well, we will have to discuss
this too.  Sounds like I will be eating extra tuna and
peanut butter, thats fine.  thanks for everyone's help
--- Jim and/or Ginny Owen <spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com>

> Most people who start/stop at Antelope Wells end up
> basically road-walking all the way to Silver City. 
> That's a really rough way to start/end your hike. 
> In 2006 Jonathan's maps showed an alternate route
> through the Big Hatchet mountains that avoids part
> of the roadwalk, but you still spend a lot of miles
> on pavement.  (He may also show the official route
> now - he didn't have the information when we hiked
> in 2006.)  
> On our website we have a map of the 'new' official
> route through the desert from Crazy Cook Monument
> through Lordsburg to Silver City.
> http://spiriteaglehome.com/bootheel.html  I don't
> know how much of the route is marked now (only the
> first 40 miles was marked in 2006, but it was easy
> enough to follow the mapped route) but you can ask
> the BLM in Lordsburg what the current status is. 
> Perhaps CDTA can tell us?  Jim Wolf's route also
> avoids pavement for the most part.  IMO, either his
> route or the official route is more interesting than
> starting or ending your hike with 50 or more miles
> on pavement.  John Brennan used to have a list of
> health food stores along the trail.  If he's still
> on the list, maybe he can chime in?  Colorado should
> be pretty good for finding health food stores. 
> Silver City, NM probably has at least one health
> food store.  Possibly Grants.  Possibly Rawlins or
> Lander in Wyoming.  Butte and Helena would probably
> have protein powder.  Other than that, there
> probably aren't a lot of health food stores.  The
> CDT goes through some very small towns.  Have you
> tried doing a Yahoo yellow pages search? 
> Ginny> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:03:58 -0800> From:
> bealsjw at yahoo.com> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Antelope wells route> > Does
> the Antelope wells route stray from the road>
> walking? I don't have the maps right now, they are>
> being printed and I want to move forward with my
> prep.> So I appreciate the help I am getting.
> Another> questin I have; does anyone remember any
> spots where I> could buy protein powder and stuff
> like that along the> way. I had a dietician make me
> a plan for long> distance backpacking in hopes of
> quelling the appetite> and cravings. Anyway that
> last doesn't matter much. > My buddy was talking
> about shoulder deep powder in> telluride ski area,
> so I hope bob (the sun) is on my> side for this
> summer. Thanks -Joe> > >
> Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. >
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