[Cdt-l] Insects in NM
rick.ostheimer at sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 15 20:15:02 CST 2013
Re: Would either the rattlesnakes or scorpions be sufficient reason to
use an enclosed tent versus a tarp? I see several journals in which
cowboy camping is common.
While I cowboy camped a lot on the PCT and fully expected to do so on
the CDT, I found I mostly erected by Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis (a
pyramid-shaped tarp with fringe of bug netting) mainly as a wind break.
(Once, in MT when I did cowboy camp, I had to jump out of the sleeping
bag at 3am upon feeling some raindrops and hurriedly put the tarp up
over my camp.)
Never saw a rattlesnake or scorpion, though one or the other may have
slithered or crawled over me as I slept.
Your post indicated you plan to leave April 1 or so. Be aware there
will be some cold nights and possibly a lot of snow up in the San Pedro
CDT 10, 11, 12 and done
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