[Cdt-l] Stephen pern and His Great Divide Walk
BobandShell97 at verizon.net
Fri Jan 11 12:52:32 CST 2008
> 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.
There's a neat little book called Colorado's Continental Divide by Ron
Ruhoff that I bought years ago that has some hair-raising (literally)
experiences in it.
Regarding Pern's book: I enjoyed it a lot, although I found it really
didn't help a lot in terms of planning. Colorful guy, though, and it's a
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On Behalf Of Jim and/or Ginny Owen
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 1:16 PM
To: Doug Carlson; cdt-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Stephen pern and His Great Divide Walk
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
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.
> 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
> 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.
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