[Cdt-l] nobo-yeti

Mike Lacoursiere m.lacoursiere at comcast.net
Sat Jun 27 07:01:30 CDT 2009


I am hiker wife at home of a nobo hiker Mike.  I got an email from  
Melaine a few days ago..6/25  and she wrote....

... Yeti is also here in Grand lake. Today we had breakfast in the  
Fat Cat Cafe and heard Moby playing live guitar music. Yeti is  
pulling out tomorrow and may do a road route into Encampment as his  
feet are hurting from the wetness with all the snow. I plan to leave  
by the same route on Saturday morning, so I may eventually catch up  
to Mike if he takes some time off! Hope you enjoyed Grand Lake - it's  
such a beautiful setting. Snow has been tough for the hikers; Yeti  
described some of the trail conditions and they have been kind of  

stay safe
hikerwife mary
On Jun 26, 2009, at 1:00 PM, cdt-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:

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> Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:27:31 -0600
> From: Todd DeLuca <todddeluca at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Wolf Creek Pass to Spring Creek Pass
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> Hey all,
> Reason and Cruiser are in Lake City.  It took us about 7 days (6 full
> days and 2 half days) from Wolf Creek pass.  We encountered some snow
> in the first few days that slowed us down some.  That and the muddy
> ruts that make up the trail in many places.  And the altitude and
> steepness.  And there was one day that a snow/slush/rain storm
> encouraged us to pitch our tent at noon at Squaw Pass.  But the hiking
> became much easier, especially after Hunchback Pass / Beartown
> Trailhead and we made 3 20-mile days to the yurt (wood stove was
> amazing! Thanks!) 9 miles before Spring Creek Pass.
> We brought ice axes and crampons.  We used the crampons once, in the
> morning after piedra pass on some deep snow in trees on a slope.  But
> we could/should have gone up to the ridge.  Almost all the snow we
> encountered could be circumvented safely or crossed with poles and
> shoes.  We did detour to Trout Lake, avoiding the steep snow chutes
> after the Knife Edge.
> And I should add:  The San Juans are Spectacular!  Coyotes, herds of
> 70+ elk, amazing peaks and sunsets.  A real gem.
> My greatest challenge was staying warm in the rain, hail, snow and
> slush.  My thin liners and MLD shells weren't enough for my hands.
> And I need to get a warm hiking shirt.
> Lake City:  The natural food store has great sandwiches.  The Italian
> pasta place has awesome food.  (Looks like the town is a culinary
> delight.)  And on Bluff Street is a place Blue something Building
> Supplies (?) that sells denatured alcohol.  I bought a bunch and gave
> it to the Elkhorn/T-bear RV Park (recommended!), so you could check
> there too.
> On to Monarch Pass/Salida.
> Stay warm and safe,
> Reason
> -- 
> Todd DeLuca
> 617-838-5776
> http://todddeluca.com
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> Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 00:35:27 EDT
> From: KS1007 at aol.com
> Subject: [Cdt-l] hikers
> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
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> I haven't heard anything about nobo's load - yeti -  sawbuck - or T  
> square
> for a while - anybody seen them?
> keith
> angel
> deming, NM
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> Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:20:14 -0600
> From: Sam Haraldson <samh at samh.net>
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Thru Hike Training
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> CDT'ers,
> The company I work for, Backpacking Light offers a series of
> Wilderness Trekking School courses.  This summer, 2009, we're offering
> a two week course designed to educate thru-hike aspirants in the
> logistics, prepping, and execution of a long distance hike.  We've got
> a couple of superstar ultralighters - Andrew Skurka and Glen Van Peski
> - on board as instructors for the course. It will include two days
> 'classroom' training (food and mail-drop prep, route study, on-trail
> et al) followed up by twelve days on trail.  The selected route will
> be a lengthy traverse across a significant portion of the Greater
> Yellowstone Ecosystem.  It will also include a pre-trip e-mail-based
> discussion amongst participants regarding gear choices, goals, etc.
> If you are considering a thru-hike in the future or know of someone
> who is and feel that having the guidance of a seasoned thru-hiker like
> Andrew Skurka would be of value, consider contacting the school's
> director with questions.
> This message is, in part an advertisement for a tuition-based
> educational course being offered by my company and I hope that
> list-serv members do not scorn me for advertising as such.  I am
> certain there are individuals out there needing that helping hand to
> guide them out of their comfort zone and embark on a thru-hike
> adventure.  If you feel that the mission behind this school is
> something worthwhile of being promoted, please do so within the long
> distance backpacking community.  Information about all of Backpacking
> Light's Wilderness Trekking School courses can be found on our Web
> site at:
> http://backpackinglight.com/school
> Sincerely,
> Sam Haraldson
> Backpacking Light
> Gear Shop Manager and Trekking School Instructor
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