[Cdt-l] Fw: Trip notification/Shameless self promotion

Brian Dickson briansolar1 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Dec 16 06:47:40 CST 2010

I will chime in as well- Ben it looks like a great trip- good luck!

The Hayduke in particular looks an excellent 'route' with much off trail and 
scrambling through sublime, remote canyon scenery. I would love to have a go at 
that one myself some day......  

You probably are already aware of this but Andrew Skurka has an excellent 
map/guide pack available http://www.andrewskurka.com/CANY09/index.php in 
Jonathan Ley map style.

From Arches to the San Juan's will be interesting I think. Is there not already 
a mountain bike trail with on-route huts from Telluride (near the CDT)  to Moab? 
Maybe your plan would be a better hiking route than that though. If you can 
create a good way here then that provides a possible 'Colorado Plataeu' loop of 
the Hayduke-> CDT New Mexico-> GET -> AZT. What a desert trip that would be!

(from snowy scotland)

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Jonathan Ley <jonathan at phlumf.com>
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Thu, 16 December, 2010 3:30:29
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Trip notification/Shameless self promotion

Nothing shameless about that... This is exactly what the list is for - hearing 
more about crazy long trips involving the CDT. I think you make a lot of us 
jealous :-) Be sure to post an update from time to time... Good luck!


On 12/15/2010 12:17 PM, Benjamin Mayberry wrote: 
A few months from now I'll be heading out on a 4,250 mile thru-hike of what I'm 
calling the "AZT to GDT Route". It's a combination of four different 
long-distance hiking routes that runs from the U.S.-Mexico border at the Arizona 
Trail's southern terminus to deep in the Canadian Rockies at the northern 
terminus of the Great Divide Trail. Its largest section is along the Continental 
Divide Trail, which it follows for about 1,800 miles from southern Colorado to 
Waterton Lakes.
>I figure everyone on the CDT-l might be interested in seeing this since it is, 
>as far as I know, a totally new route that incorporates the CDT. I've really 
>enjoyed reading about hikers that find new ways to make use of hiking 
>trails (i.e. not just hiking from end to end like everyone else - no offense 
>intended to any thru-hikers) and hope that others will find my hike interesting 
>for the same reason. There's lots of info on my hike 
>at http://benmayberry.net/adventures/azt-to-gdt and I'll be posting updates 
>there once I get started.
>If this doesn't interest you, I apologize for the spam. I've spent enough time 
>on the PCT-l and CDT-l to see worse crimes committed than shameless self 
>promotion, so I assumed this would be permissible.
>Happy holidays,
>Ben Mayberry
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