kborski at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 11 10:21:46 CDT 2008
That's also a tough section, aside from being long. A few big passes (snowy for sobos, at least). Lots of fords and downed trees. Some route-finding/bushwhacking through the Scapegoat. Also, you have to hang all your food religously (grizzly country). We found out how hard it is to get a 15 pound food bag counterbalance in a tree!
However, it is really not as tough as the High Sierra. So, if you are one of those strong PCT vets who hiked from K. Meadows through to Red's Meadow without a resupply, you would be better off to just skip Benchmark/Augusta.
--- On Tue, 6/10/08, R Smith <ronyon at comcast.net> wrote:
From: R Smith <ronyon at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Benchmark
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 1:22 PM
Most thru-hikers don't like to pack more than 5-6 days of food, because of
the weight. Plus, their packs aren't designed for it. Benchmark, if it
out, is a good opportunity to break up the ~175-180 miles between East
Glacier & Lincoln without losing much time. Without Benchmark, Augusta
becomes an almost-necessary hitch. -Ron
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:58:43 -0400
From: "Doug & Sue Carlson" <doug-sue71 at comcast.net>
Subject: [Cdt-l] RE Benchmark
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I have hiked from East Glacier to Lincoln with a couple of ladies and we
used the Benchmark Ranch. But from Benchmark down to Lincoln was like only 4
days if I remember correctly. Why not just pack a little more food and just
skip Benchmark? It would save some time, too.
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