[Cdt-l] Fwd: Minimalist Planning

ks1007 at aol.com ks1007 at aol.com
Mon Apr 26 01:22:10 CDT 2010

I have nobo's leaving on the 14th and 15th of may - I would do the columbus route since it takes little planning and you can supply resupply in deming and the mimbres - you can mail out boxes from deming all the way to grants - there is water along the way
it will be in the mid to high 90's maybe low hundreds then - plan on 4 litres of water to carry - the sobo's aren't leaving glacier till june 15th
anybody have any ideas?
el coyote
Deming, NM

Deming, NM

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Larson <byekur at gmail.com>
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 11:16 pm
Subject: [Cdt-l] Minimalist Planning

I have a bunch of questions for anyone with the knowledge and time.

My summer job is currently unraveling and if I don't have a job by May 15 (when school gets out) I am thinking I might try to see as much of the CDT that my short (10 week) summer will allow.  My work/hike limbo and an intense next couple weeks at school mean I will not be able to thoroughly plan out my hike.  In 2007 I hiked the PCT SOBO in 4 months with about two weeks of planning but I realize the CDT is different is several critical respects (resupplies, water, planning resources....?).  So my question are:

Where will the current NOBO thru hikers be on the trail around the last two weeks of May?
Will it be possible head north from here and resupply in towns (no gen. delivery)?
What are the bare minimum necessary planning resources I need?
         ie  Are Ley's maps sufficient or do I need Wolf and/or Yogi's guidebooks?
             Is there a CDT equivalent for the PCT data book?
If I wanted to maximize miles and minimize heat and snow with a mid may start to a 10 week hike, where would I start and which direction would I go?
Is it crazy to jump on the CDT without any planning/prep?

It sounds crazy to me to undertake such an endeavor without substantial planning but it worked out last time.
What do you think?



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