[Cdt-l] Ideas for hiking in spring

Jim and/or Ginny Owen spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 4 21:52:16 CST 2009

Given the March start date, how about either the Arizona Trail or the Grand Enchantment Trail?

Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 20:39:41 -0600From: roni.h10000 at gmail.comTo: pct-l at backcountry.net; cdt-l at backcountry.netSubject: [Cdt-l] Ideas for hiking in spring
Hi everyone.
I'm looking for suggestion and Ideas of what to do and where to hike between mid March and the end of May.
I'm currently working as an outdoor instructor in a winter boy scout camp in northern Minnesota (and no, I would definitely not describe the weather here as tropical). 
My job here ends around the second week of March and as I'll probably work here this summer (leading canoe trips in the boundary waters, which should be really fun) starting in the end of May, I'm looking for something to do in the ten weeks in between. 
As I've hiked many of the long trails, I'm looking for something new, perhaps somewhere in the greater southwest, partly because that seems like the right area for spring, and partly because my hiking experience there is limited to the pct and cdt. 
I'm wondering if anyone can suggest other trails there (or anywhere else), maybe a combination of trails that I can do for 10 weeks (I'm a pretty slow hiker).
I would prefer something that's logistically relatively easy, because I won't have much time to plan.
I would be also nice, if possible to join other hikers, as I don't enjoy that much hiking alone for more than a few weeks, and it would save me the planing.
So if anyone has suggestions, ideas, condescending advice, warnings, dire prediction etc' I'd love to hear.
Roni (from Israel)
I hope I'm not offending anyone when I say that in the world of yahoo and google, the pct-l and cdt-l interface seems a little bit primitive (there isn't even a good search option in the archives).  As I've been out of the loop for a while I'm wondering if there are other mailing lists/websites for long distance hikers where I can ask for advice. 
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