[Cdt-l] Fw: Hi everyone, NM h2o, Pie Town

Trekker4 at aol.com Trekker4 at aol.com
Tue Jan 25 11:00:30 CST 2011

As I recall, there are 5 bear-type boxes for h2o,  food, whatever between 
Crazy Cook (or Antelope Wells) on the "official" route,  all very close to 
road crossings; I drove my own h2o to all 5 of them last  March, and all are 
unprotected in any way. 
    Sam Hughes in Hachita (can't find phone at  moment-doesn't generally 
return calls, so catch him at home) will help you stash  your water in 2-3 of 
them, perhaps more for extra $; they're on the CDT site, or  the BLM site - 
I forget, but put them on my GPS; Sam also tries to keep a large  cache 
bottle in 2-3 of them; and Sam will also shuttle you to Crazy Cook  ($90 last 
year, gave him $100, as he also picked me up @ I-10 & NM-146, for  no extra $, 
where hitching was extremely slow on a holiday).
    In Pie Town, it's the Pio-O-Neer Cafe, hands down,  for pie; 2-3 pieces 
a day are recommended to restore your health. There's also  the Daily Pie 
for when Pie-O-Neer is closed, or for breakfast. Also home to the  Toaster 
House, a whole house in which Trail Angel Nita Larronde  (575-772-2651) raised 
her 5 kids.
Happy Hiking Year to All,
Bob "Trekker"  Brewer
Big Bend Desert Denizen, and...
Naturalized Citizen - Republic of  Texas

"Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says, 'See,  if it 
wasn't for us, you couldn't walk.' " -- Harry Browne

"If you think  health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it 
costs when its free."  -- P J O'Rourke

In a message dated 1/21/2011 6:20:47 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
aslive at sbcglobal.net writes:

--- 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

Hi everyone
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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