[Cdt-l] New Mexico Water Sources

ks1007 at aol.com ks1007 at aol.com
Sun May 1 18:35:42 CDT 2011

thank you jim for the recognition of the trail angels and especially hugo and carole in grants - aussie dave found them last year while hiking - not only are they super people but stupendous trail angels - everybody should look forward to meeting them - I don't know if everybody noticed it but CDTS gives credit to trail angels not like other groups that don't - as far as I know NM is the only state on the cdt with numerous angels

el coyote
Keith and Mary
Trail Angels
Deming, NM

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wolf <mail at cdtsociety.org>
To: cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Sat, Apr 30, 2011 11:46 am
Subject: New Mexico Water Dources

This year's drought in New Mexico raises concerns about water 
vailability along the Trail. The most problematic section is between 
now Lake and Mangas Mountain - especially if the Aragon Well south of 
.Mex. 12 (Tularosa Segment 3:1.2) is no longer operational. We hope 
avis Spring and Damian Spring will be usable -- and there is likely to 
e surface water both in Cox Canyon and Govina Canyon. [Farther north, 
e anticipate that travelers can get a good supply from the Cerros de 
os Colorados Arroyo pump.
Fortunately, hiking in the Grants area will be ok, owing to the several 
aches being set up and maintained by Hugo and Carole Mumm. Each of 
hese consists of a metal box, partially buried, all or some with an 
djacent cairn.
Reading south to north, they will be found as follows:
1.    At the southern Zuni-Acoma trailhead on N.Mex.117 , in the island 
n the parking area. (El Malpais Segment 2:7.8, 34 53.938 N, 107 51.535 W).
2.    In Bonita Canyon, near the cattle guard 0.3 mile north of N.Mex. 
3 (El Malpais Segment 1:23.7, 34 57.503 N, 107 56.906 W).
3.    [Mt. Taylor summit route] At the junction of FR 193 and FR 501. On 
R 193, this is about 200 yards or so east of the Gooseberry Trailhead. 
This trailhead is Mt. Taylor Segment 3:17.4). Southbound: obtain water 
rom Gooseberry Spring or detour -- by turning left on FR 193 --  to 
his cache, at 35 13.128 N, 107 38.212 W. Then either return to the 
uidebook route or make a sharp turn to the right and continue on FR 
93, descending gradually, passing the green shed (3:18.4) after another 
.0 mile.
4.    [Designated CDT route west of Mt. Taylor]  The cache is at the 
orthern crossing of FR 193. (Mt. Taylor Alternate 3:14.5, 35 13.913 N, 
07 38.418 W).
We look forward to feedback from hikers in New Mexico about the water 
ources along the way -- including the reportedly unreliable ones in 
onita Canyon that are mentioned in the guidebook.
All of us appreciate the kindness of our trail angels in New Mexico. 
hank you, Hugo and Carole especially, for the wonderful support you are 
CDTS/Jim Wolf

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