[Cdt-l] 3 Paths Diverge on the CDT
eagleton at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 11 13:37:51 CST 2008
A) Awhile back, David Horton posted a 6/7/8 start date. Is that for a fast NOBO? Supported? Do you have any info on your web site? Are you the David Horton that was taking care of Billy Simpson when I was in VA in April? I beat Woodstock to Katahdin because I flew up for a sobo. He beat my pack, because I flew USAir. Sorry I didn't run into him. Warning, non sequitur coming up. B) I would like to hike this year and would consider NOBO or SOBO. However, a flip flop seems to have some advantages, particularly in a high snow year. Another small alternative motive, I would like to reach Rawlins sometime in the first 7 days in August. I could start at Mexico and hike as close to the snowy CO mountains as possible. I would plan to flip to Rawlins and start hiking north late enough to avoid the worst of the snow in the Winds. Then I could go back to Rawlins, probably early August, and hike south. Of course, I could skip the nobo segment from Mexico and just hike further south into the Fall. I could also hike the last segment NOBO (all NOBO flip).1) Are there any good places in northern NM to get a shuttle or a bus up to Rawlins? The only bus I can find goes through Grants, NM. It looks like a long hitch (and bus) from Chama to Durango. 2) How early can I start at Rawlins relative to the Postholer Sierra Entry Date? Say June 15 for KM equals June 1 for Rawlins?3) Any other suggestions for itinerary or logistics? (Zero points for fighting snow to Wolf Creek Pass and taking the discontinued bus service to Denver.)
4) How should I estimate the Rawlins to Canada time? e.g. if it is pretty close to half way it would be 10 weeks of a 20 week hike. So, I would want to leave Rawlins before Memorial Day to get back by 8/7.
5) Any information, or links to information about getting to and from the termini. ...or just about any links to useful information, particularly information on updates.
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