[Cdt-l] Stephen pern and His Great Divide Walk
meta474 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 12:32:22 CST 2008
Sounds like a long-term aspiration to me. Maybe after I'm a triple-
crowner I'll walk the actual divide. :P
On Jan 11, 2008, at 1:16 PM, Jim and/or Ginny Owen wrote:
> Doug -
> Re: Pern's book - I believe the words to keep in mind are "literary
> He may or may not have walked the actual Divide right from the
> border - but in those days it was the Gray Ranch
> and hikers were not welcome. Later, that first section became
> Nature Conservancy land and hikers were even
> less welcome. Not sure who actually owns the land now - but hikers
> are even less welcome now than at any time
> in the past. In addition to being at greater risk of "encounters of
> the illegal" kind.
> This was discussed at some length on cdt-l last year (Jan 2007).
> There have been a number of people who've intended or attempted to
> walk "THE DIVIDE" all the way - but there
> are a LOT of land ownership issues and a LOT of places where doing
> so requires technical climbing gear and experience.
> In 2006 we did hike with a couple who evidently belonged to a group
> that hikes the Colorado Divide (not the Trail) -
> and gets a T-shirt for doing so. But we have no details about that.
> Walk softly,
> > From: doug-sue71 at comcast.net
> > To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> > Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 20:58:27 -0500
> > Subject: [Cdt-l] Stephen pern and His Great Divide Walk
> > I'm reading Stephen Pern's book The Great Divide. This wak was
> done in the
> > more primitive days of the CDT. He started at Antelope Wells,
> walked amost
> > directly west to the actual Divide and tried to follow it as much as
> > possible.
> > Has anyone treid this route recently? Is it possible? His food
> drops were
> > incredible- first one was in Silver City. He expected to reach it
> in ten
> > days. Just starting the book so not sure if he does yet, but I am
> > about his starting route.
> > -RedDoug
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