[Cdt-l] cdt data book
briansolar1 at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Mar 16 17:41:49 CDT 2008
Well actually, I see a data book as simply another way of viewing and planning for a hike, along with maps, guides and various other bits of information.
I wouldn't see it as 'nailing the CDT to a single track trail' at all - it would just help me with planning and, once I had annotated or changed parts with my personal plans, it would be useful on the hike itself.
The CDT has as many variants as hikers and a good thing too- a databook would not define my hike just help inform it.
I stand by the statement- 'I guess if some folks aren't keen on the data book then they simply don't have to look at it' - thats not inconsistent or irelevant.
>sounds like a good idea. I would be keen to use a data book if it ever became available-
>indeed I have started working on one of of my own for our hoped for 2009 trip on the CDT.
Great idea - the only way to "hike your own hike" is to determine where YOU want to go
and then put the time and energy into the research to make it happen.
>I guess if some folks aren't keen on the data book then they simply don't have to look at it!
>The same as for any other aids such as GPS, altimeters >etc
Sorry but that statement is logically inconsistent and irelevant - it's a copout that's been used
for a lot of years in more contexts than you can imagine. And it's never been true.
So - which data book would you use? One for Jim Wolf's route - or for the "official" CDT - or
some other route? If I gave you the "data book" for our 2006 hike how would you know whether
it was a trail you'd want to hike? You wouldn't even WANT the "data book" for our '99 hike - the
trail has experienced massive changes since then. Would you even know which route it would
be for if YOU didn't do the research?
And then - why would you want to hike someone elses hike? That IS what you're saying would be
desirable - the generation of a BOOK that would nail the CDT to a single track trail - and would very
very shortly lead to a CDT version of "purity".
>A quick question Caryl. Is this databook the same one as the one from 'wolverine' in the last few
>weeks, or is it a different one ?
You made my point.
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