[Cdt-l] Snow near Zirkel

Moynihan mary.moynihan at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 12:17:10 CDT 2011

Hikers in Steamboat!!! Wow, maybe I'll see ya sometime around! I landed in
Steamboat yesterday, 1/2 day early as I didn't realize the lengthy road walk
headng north to Rabbit Ears's Pass. Fortunately for me HWY 14 was not busy
at all and I am a master of reading and walking. Anyways, yup, I expected
this state to have one more harrah with us hikers before letting us cross
over into the next "state of mind." I kept my gaiters knowing it wouldn't
come easy. I'll be heading thru on the trail, unless I find a forest rd to
bail to for a moment. I figure I've made it this far, I can handle a bit
more through the heavy snow. Having the GPS with waypoints has been very
helpful in the thick forested impossibly heavy snow spots.

Cool, well maybe I'll run into you or some other thrus in Wyoming. I haven't
seen anyone since Salida so it would be fun to see some others.

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Rick Ostheimer <rick.ostheimer at sbcglobal.net
> wrote:

> I just bailed to Steamboat to flip N to the Great Divide Basin.  There is 8
> to 10 feet of snowpack from near Fishhook Lk N of Rabbit Ears Pass all the
> way to Buffalo Pass where I bailed.  The snowpack was deep all the way down
> to 9500'.  When I got to Steamboat, another hiker was in the room next to me
> having found similar snow pack heading S from Battle Pass.  He did report
> the road from Encampment to Battle Pass was open.
> ---Handlebar
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*To find out more about Mary and her hike along the 3,000 mile long
Continental Divide Trail please go to*: www.marriedtothetrail.com
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