[Cdt-l] How to get to Dubois?

Diane Soini of Santa Barbara Hikes diane at santabarbarahikes.com
Fri Jul 13 19:39:44 CDT 2012

I think that is what I am asking. How do people get from the CDT to  
where you hitch a ride. It looks like you have to hike a long way off- 
trail. Where I live I am not used to hiking off trail because  
basically you can't do it. You can attempt to hike down a creek but  
you'll probably die before you get anywhere because most places are  
impenetrable brush and scree. So looking at these maps it makes me  
nervous to consider that the only way it appears you get to that side  
of all those big mountains and glaciers is to either scramble along a  
creek or walk over a glacier. Yikes! Is that what people do?

I am okay with doing this with other people but I guess I'm a little  
worried about doing a cross-country return trip off-trail by myself.

Am I right about the cross-country? Is it a very difficult thing to  
do in this area?

On Jul 13, 2012, at 8:31 AM, Jonathan Ley wrote:

> Maybe you're looking at one of the more "radical" alternates that  
> I've drawn in the northern wind river range? The one that goes over  
> Shale Mtn, and comes out at a trailhead near Ross Lake? That  
> trailhead is a few miles south of Dubois - in the opposite  
> direction of Togwotee Pass. It's not a continuous route. But the  
> red line is continuous... And as others mentioned, it's a bit of a  
> hitch from the cdt to Duvois.
> Jonathan
> On Jul 13, 2012, at 6:35 AM, Diane at Santa Barbara Hikes dot com  
> <diane at santabarbarahikes.com> wrote:
>> Sorry for all the questions. I really can't figure this out from the
>> maps. How do hikers typically get to Dubois from the CDT? I see no
>> trails that are continuous to where you can get to the spot Jonathan
>> Ley shows. It's really out of the way from the CDT. I am going to
>> hike with some folks and thought they said they were going to Dubois
>> but maybe they actually don't go there?
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