[Cdt-l] Lost north of Ghost Ranch

Sly hikertrash at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 10:12:49 CST 2013


The only tricky part is the 1st mile from Ghost ranch.  You start on a 
nature type trail that winds through a box canyon of sorts and at one 
point have to bushwhack a  ~hundred feet or so to the top of the mesa. 
 From there mostly all dirt roads.

Near #7 on NM7 or #8 on NM6

Sly


On 2/22/2013 12:15 AM, Scott Williams wrote:
> I don't remember anything north of Ghost Ranch being all that tricky 
> last summer.  Navigation is a daily issue and we found ourselves off 
> trail often, but then we'd find our way back.  But the trail north of 
> Ghost Ranch was not a particular problem.  And to second Jerry Brown, 
> it is a really nice stop, worth a zero if you need one.
>
> Shroomer
>
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM, <bcss at bresnan.net 
> <mailto:bcss at bresnan.net>> wrote:
>
>     +1 on that.
>
>     The "official" route north of Ghost Ranch is not so easy either. 
>     We had serious issues in Martinez Canyon -- the trail is a bit of
>     a bushwhack there.
>
>     Ghost Ranch is a nice stop.
>
>     best wishes,
>
>     Jerry Brown
>
>     mailto:bcss at bresnan.net
>
>     www.bearcreeksurvey.com <http://www.bearcreeksurvey.com>
>
>     *From:*cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net
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>     <mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net>] *On Behalf Of *Jonathan Ley
>     *Sent:* Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:32 PM
>     *To:* cdt-l at backcountry.net <mailto:cdt-l at backcountry.net>
>     *Subject:* Re: [Cdt-l] Lost north of Ghost Ranch
>
>     I wouldn't worry about it. Not only is the route vastly different,
>     the markings, the maps... everything is different, and a lot
>     easier to navigate. You can still get misplaced along the CDT at
>     any point... most people do at some point, but it's not usually a
>     big deal to get back on your way...
>
>     -Jonathan
>
>     On 2/21/2013 6:15 PM, Doug Carlson wrote:
>
>         I'm reading the New Mexico section of */Where the Waters
>         Divide /*and I am noting how Karen Berger and Dan smith got
>         lost north of Ghost Ranch.  This book written in 1993 is of
>         course dated and many of the route issues they faced have been
>         resolved.  But, are there any lingering route problems between
>         Ghost Ranch and Cumbres Pass?
>
>         Karen and Dan pretty much followed the CDTS route all the way
>         through NM. The early pioneer hikers on the CDT had a very
>         unique experience.  Maybe someday I will meet Jim Wolf and
>         thank him for his contribution to the CDT.  And all the other
>         CDT hikers who have followed along.
>
>
>
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