[Cdt-l] How to get to Dubois?

Jonathan Ley jonathan at phlumf.com
Fri Jul 13 19:54:50 CDT 2012

The CDT (red line on my maps) crosses hwy 287 near Togwotee Pass. It's 
trail or forest roads the whole way... confusing, yes in places, but 
certainly hikable.

The alternate over Shale Peak ends/starts at the end of Trail Lake Road 
- at a trailhead. There are a variety of routes in there. Some of them 
are fairly easy cross-country walking, some are more difficult (or 
downright brutal in the case of the Faler Lake - Clear Lake portion), as 
described in the notes. From the trailhead, it's either catch a ride, or 
walk the road into Dubois.

Anyway, you don't have to do any of those alternates... but if you want 
to cross to/from the NE side of the Winds from the CDT, you have to 
cross somewhere. :-)


On 7/13/2012 5:39 PM, Diane Soini of Santa Barbara Hikes wrote:
> 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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