[Cdt-l] Fw: Hi everyone
bearcreek at wic.net
Fri Jan 21 18:58:53 CST 2011
The only way you can be certain you will have water is to place it there
yourself. Coming from the Mexico border at Crazy Cook there are metal
lockers located strategically along the route near road crossings for water
storage. There is a Trail Angel in Hachita named Sam Hughs who will provide
transportation to the trailhead for a price and will also help with the
water caches. (575) 436-2662. Talk to him about transportation issues as
New Mexico is NOT flat and the trail is generally a lot more challenging
than better developed trails. It is stunningly beautiful in the early
spring, particularly if there is a wet winter. Last spring it was literally
a carpet of poppies as far as you could see.
Complete and 100% up to date Mapbook atlas for CDT in NM will be published
in March and will show all the water boxes. Keep an eye on cdtrail.org to
Go for it - you will love it!
GPS Mapping Specialist
The Continental Divide Trail Alliance
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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 5:21 PM
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Subject: [Cdt-l] Fw: Hi everyone
--- On Wed, 1/19/11, Amanda L Silvestri <aslive at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
From: Amanda L Silvestri <aslive at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Hi everyone
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 9:16 PM
I just wondered over here from the PCT-L where I have been a section hiker
for the past several years, with about 1/3 of the trail done. I am retiring
next month and plan to go for a much longer walk this summer. I am starting
to look over here at the CDT as my next major hike and saw that some folks
start it about mid March. So, I asked myself, "Why not get a good chunk of
the CDT done this spring while waiting for the snows to milt in the
Sierras?" New Mexico is much flatter and should allow me to get in shape
for some distance walking before I do northern California and beyond. Then
I can finish up the CDT next year from wherever I end up this year. Sound
nuts? Well I have been so time restricted for years now that I am ready to
just about do anything. Besides I can't do the Sierras till mid June at the
earliest, maybe latter. We have had a lot of snow this year. I am sure
that Colorado did too.
So, all that is to say that although I have been out there for several years
now, my knowledge as to the CDT is limited. I have ordered a few books and
such but am impatient to receive them. My big and first question is, How do
people get to the starting point? Is there regular bus service from
Albuquerque or do I need to change at Roswell or Los Cruces? I know that
I'm not leaving my car out there.
I have also seen something about water being put out every ten or so miles.
Hay, I love a Trail Angel. When do they starting putting the water out
there and can it be relayed upon or do I need to carry a ton of water with
Thanks for your feed back. I look forward to getting to know you all.
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