[Cdt-l] Cdt-l Digest, Vol 18, Issue 2
eagleton at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 2 14:45:50 CST 2009
Where did you get 2600 miles?? Your web site says 2744 (to CC) and it includes Anaconda (so presumably the Anaconda cut-off) and does not include the Rocky Mt Nat. Park loop. So if you add these back in would you be over 2800? I thought the traill was about 2600 mi when I started, but now feel many cutoffs were built in the number. I don't have mileages for any of the cutoffs but my rough feeling is:
The most popular Cutoffs
1. Anaconda cuttoff (100 mi)
2. Creede cutoff (100 mi)
3. Mack Inn cutoff (40 mi)
4. Skip RMNP loop (20 mi)
5. Starbucks cutoff (20 mi) (skip the Gore Range trail from Copper Mt.-Silverthorne)
6. Rim Trail cuttoff missing Chain of Craters (na, still current route)
7. Short (Low water options) in the Bob (20 mi?)
8. Roads to Mexico (na, triple crowners' options)
9. Of course, there are many small route options, many times the longer one is much faster or safer.
10. Yellow blazing after bailing out for snow, fires, navigation mistakes or supply shortages (variable, I had about 50 miles)
Of course there are many scenic detours. I recommend bagging a 14'er: Elbert (highest in CO) Torres (highest on the divide) or San Luis (easiest yet best for bragging rights because day hikers need a 3 day weekend just ot get to the trailhead)
> 3. Re: Combined AT, PCT and CDT profiles (Sly)
> (Jim and/or Ginny Owen)
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> Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 16:17:22 -0500
> From: Jim and/or Ginny Owen <spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Combined AT, PCT and CDT profiles (Sly)
> To: Robert Sylvester <hikertrash at gmail.com>
> Cc: cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
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> Sly -
> If you do that, I figure it at about 2600 miles or less. See:
> I think each of the cutoffs bypasses about 100 miles of trail.
> But then, I've seen a few hikers claim 3000 miles, too.
> > Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 15:08:30 -0500
> > From: hikertrash at gmail.com
> > CC: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> > Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Combined AT, PCT and CDT profiles (Sly)
> > I guess it depends on which route and how many cut offs you take. I
> > think I figure about 2700 miles taking the Anaconda cut off and not
> > doing the Rocky Mountain NP loop.
> > Sly
> > Jim Eagleton wrote:
> > > Wow, 2816 miles. I wonder what is the average length of a cdt thru
> > > hike?
> > > Rambler
> > >
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