[Cdt-l] New Mexico Mapping Report and Trail Changes

Jim and_or Ginny Owen spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 5 11:41:55 CDT 2012

Bearcreek - is there any way you can talk to the FS people about not signing sections that are incomplete?  In 2006 we followed several sections of brand new trail that left us high and dry after a while.  On the AT, they build trail from the middle out, and only connect new sections to the existing trail when there is a complete passage.  After about the third time on the CDT where we were abandoned in the middle of a bog,  we stopped following any trail that we didn't have a good map for.  Eventually we always went back to Jim Wolf's routes, because we knew they would actually exist. Also - some of us don't use gps.  And gps has its limits when the terrain is very steep or brushy.  It's not the magic answer some people assume. Ginny


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