[Cdt-l] Fwd: SoBo Finish at Crazy Cook

R Smith ronyon at comcast.net
Fri Nov 11 22:28:37 CST 2011

Trail angels have every right to promote their own turf; they invest a lot
of time and energy playing host for their region and as a result develop a
strong bond with it. It's like bragging about your grandkids. Ok, maybe
Deming isn't a vacation mecca, but truth be said that outside of UFOs the
Italian restaurant is one of the highlights of southern New Mexico. Sobos
will ignore all of this anyway, since they are all hell-bent on finishing,
but for nobos it is a test: if they can't find charm in places like Columbus
and Deming, then they probably won't like hiking the CDT. 



From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of Ryan Bozzell
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 2:58 PM
To: ks1007 at aol.com; Cdt-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Fwd: SoBo Finish at Crazy Cook


So then the only option for unsupported hikers is road walking to/from
Columbus? Wouldn't you be willing to take or pick up a hiker from Crazy Cook
or Antelope Wells? I know you provide a lot of support for hikers, but are
you influencing their decision based on your personal convenience to a
certain terminus? If the answer is yes that is totally fine. It is a large
remote area and it is asking a lot of just one person to be shuttling hikers
all over southern New Mexico. I know I couldn't do it. All I am saying is
let it be known what you can do for people and that's it. Don't add in fluff
to persuade. All we really want to do is hike. What if someone wanted to
really finish at the monument and was persuaded to finish elsewhere and then
later regretted it? We may get really excited about an Italian restaurant on
trail, but then later what dose that even mater? We are out there for so
long and what we really look forward to is that finish line. I am just
saying...that is all...let the hiker chose then let them know if you can
help or not...forget the fluff.


Thank you again el coyote for all that you do for us hikers...just trying to



From: "ks1007 at aol.com" <ks1007 at aol.com>
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 1:00 PM
Subject: [Cdt-l] Fwd: SoBo Finish at Crazy Cook

but you do need a big vehicle to get to CC - can't do it in a passenger car
- what would the other 4 or five had done if you weren't there? it is an
extremely rocky road - logistically wolf's route is better for people
without support plus after you finish you get to go to a great italian
restaurant with beer and wine - then there's the brew pub right around the
corner - I guess scenic is in the eye of the beholder - antelope wells has
the same scenery and mts - 

el coyote

Keith and Mary

Trail Angels

Deming, NM



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