[Cdt-l] Crazy Cook v Columbus for NBs

Brian Dickson briansolar1 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Mar 28 07:17:22 CDT 2011

I am not sure that the Columbus route will see 'decreasing numbers'. 

When I weighed up the options for Martina and I's 2009 NB CDT hike, I thought 
the Columbus route seemed the most attractive.  After hiking the route, it was 
a great memorable section for us and I would recommend it for adventure, 
variety, easy access to the start at Columbus, good water sources,  the help of 
Keith in Deming, nice hill country early on, Hillsboro look out tower etc.  

Many people who hiked the CC seemed to revert to road walking in 2009 but as the 
trail get's waymarked maybe that issue will go. Also people who hike the CC 
route seem to like that too, so maybe they are both good ! 



----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Jack Haskel <norcalhiker at gmail.com>
To: ks1007 at aol.com; cdt-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Sun, 27 March, 2011 22:59:07
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Fwd: nobo's

Sam Hughes disagrees with your perception that the crazy cook route is 
dangerous, and he lives there. I certainly saw barely any evidence of illegal 
activity in the area.

I'd be interest in unbiased info on the security of both routes. Anyone ever ask 
the border patrol supervisors in the area? 

I felt safe on crazy cook and highly recommend it...

ks1007 at aol.com wrote:

>I have to disagree with that statement jack - as border problems tend to get 
>worse in the bootheel (eg: CC) more and more people will do the sensible route - 
>there are very few people on the CC route this year too
>el coyote
>Keith and Mary
>Trail Angels
>Deming, NM
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jack Haskel <norcalhiker at gmail.com>
>To: ks1007 <ks1007 at aol.com>; cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
>Sent: Sat, Mar 26, 2011 2:36 pm
>Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] nobo's
>Likely more and more people will be hiking the Crazy Cook route. I'd expect the 

>rend of decreasing numbers on the Columbus route to continue.
>ks1007 at aol.com wrote:
>it is truly amazing that last year we had 24 nobo's at our place plus about 6 
>ore that didn't use our services 
>this year we have 6 confirmed nobo's - economy effecting hikers? or are people 
>oing it alone? if you take wolf's route you miss the hiker renowned BBQ place 
>nd us - or will people get off the bus here and call me? surprise!!!
>el coyote
>Keith and Mary
>Trail Angels
>Deming, NM
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