[Cdt-l] How to get to Dubois?

Diane Soini of Santa Barbara Hikes diane at santabarbarahikes.com
Fri Jul 13 20:12:16 CDT 2012

Oh, I see. I didn't look far enough north on the maps. I have the  
South and North Wind River range maps plus the JL Maps and in the top  
right corner of the North Wind River one it shows a road and it says  
6 miles to Dubois. I was trying to figure out how you get there to  
the spot on JL's map #WY12b/Ross Lake.

On Jul 13, 2012, at 5:54 PM, Jonathan Ley wrote:

> 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. :-)
> -Jonathan
> 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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