[Cdt-l] Lower Seymour Lake to I-15

Daniel J Johnson danandgailsc at aol.com
Sat Jul 7 15:02:49 CDT 2012


Thank you for the good info. We might stop there the first day to mitigate effect of sudden elev change. In 2008 we had to turn around at 9,000' on the switchbacks above Upper Seymour Lake, then descended back to the lake and tented there before retreating to Butte and home. 

Any suggestions for shuttle ride from Butte on July 20 or 21?  We just received Yogi's guide and have not studied it yet. I'm sure she has all that info listed. 

Also, we will need a ride from I-15 crossing or Lima, to Idaho Falls (then bus to Salt Lake City/SLC airport). That would be about Aug 10. 

Thanks, again. CDT-L is super. 

Dan

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On Jul 7, 2012, at 14:43, Michael Zehnpfennig <mjblay at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just spent the weekend at Upper Seymour Lake.  I started at Lower Seymour Lake, and it was a great hike.  If you want to start out with a slower first day, there's a beautiful spot to spend the night near the tiny lake WNW of Upper Seymour Lake.  Stay on the CDT SOBO past the last crossing of Seymour Creek and past the shores of Upper Seymour Lake.  It's another mile or so of climbing uphill, but then at about 8600 ft elevation you'll see the small lake to the WSW as you cross a scree field.  There's a beautiful natural lawn there that's right next to the small lake.  It's flat and soft, and the glaciers around it are melting now, so you can fall asleep to the sound of the small waterfall their runoff makes.  You'll have to do about a half-mile of bush-whacking to get there, but it's easy terrain to cross.
> 
> I posted a few pics:
> 
> View of the spot from the CDT
> 
> My tent on the natural lawn
> 
> Waterfall 200 yds away
> 
> The spot can be a little breezy too, which is nice in that it keeps the mosquitos away.  I'd still recommend some strong DEET though.  The exact location is about 12N 323850E  5100950N (Google Maps).
> 
> I'd hoped to make it a four-day trip, myself, and continue SOBO, but I had to get back to work in Butte on Monday so I can't give you any first-hand info past Upper Seymour Lake.  I hope you have a great time though!
> 
> -Mike
> 
> On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Daniel J Johnson <danandgailsc at aol.com> wrote:
> We're looking forward to 3 wks on the CDT, starting about July 21. Any suggestions for this section?  Planning on about 15 mpd, sobo.
> 
> Dan and Gail
> Odometer and Gutsy
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> > Iceaxe it is only fair that you are jealous - now you know how I felt when
> > you were on the CDT and AT!
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> > Hope to run into you on one of the long trails again  - I enjoyed every
> > minute spent with you on the PCT.
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> >> Daylate and Uncle Tom!
> >> I am so stoked to hear your intentions!
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> > Subject: [Cdt-l] Distance from Atlantic City to Big Sandy?
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> > I want to meet some NOBO hikers and hike with them through the Cirque
> > of the Towers. North to the next town on the trail (Dubois??) or else
> > I'll just figure out some way to return to my car, maybe make a loop
> > out of it.
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> > Is Big Sandy trail a good place for me to get on the trail to meet
> > them or would I miss the Cirque of the Towers? Would it be better to
> > meet them near Atlantic City?
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> > Piper, You might be able to stash your car in Atlantic city or in Lander
> > Wyoming and use Hwy 28 as a starting point on the CDT northbound.
> > It is then 68 miles into the winds to the Pole Creek Trail which takes you
> > ten miles out to the Elkhart trailhead and a 15 mile hitch to Pinedale
> > Wyoming.
> >> From there you could hitch back to Lander and then Atlantic city.
> > The Wind river Range is spectacular and you would have the option to do the
> > Cirque of Towers this way.
> > Expect some Sierra-esque tough hiking through the Winds.
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> > Daylate, i enjoyed every minute spent hiking with you as well.
> > Your sense of humor and constant good nature is contagious.
> > I still remember the story about your Saturn getting stolen.. and
> > returned.. ,among many others, Hilarious!
> > It was pretty amazing how we kept leapfroggin each other along the trail
> > only to end up finishing the same day wihout a single plan!
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