[Cdt-l] Section Hike Wyoming 2013

Jonathan Ley jonathan at phlumf.com
Wed Jan 9 14:59:59 CST 2013

The CDT through much of Wyoming is relatively flat, so you can make good 
miles... Even starting "cold", you should be able to finish Wyoming in a 

That time of year is pretty much a gamble as to the weather. Could be 
decent weather with no problems, could be a storm with 2ft of snow... 
especially in the northern part of WY, which is at higher elevations. 
Once you get out of the Wind River mountains (around South Pass City), 
you should be OK SB. One option might be to plan a southbound hike, and 
if the short-term forecast looks bad, flip to northbound... hopefully 
things will clear up by the time you get to South Pass City, and you'll 
get a couple weeks of decent-enough weather to finish?

One random note - resupply between ~South Pass City & ~Dubois is 
tricky... that's a long section with no easy resupply along the way. 
Some people just pack a lot of food and do it in one stretch. Others 
hike out to Pinedale... Hard to say what's best, as it depends on you & 
your style.

Good luck!


On 1/9/2013 8:35 AM, Adrian Borner wrote:
> For this year I would like to start my CDT hike. Since I have to be in 
> Salt Lake City early October, I thought Wyoming, i.e. Yellow Stone NP 
> would be the closest option. Colorado would be another possibility. I 
> am planning to do a 4 to 6 week section hike.
> I do know the AT and PCT and wonder how the daily milage compares with 
> these trails.
> Also what is the weather and snow situation in September into 
> beginning of October?
> Should I rather walk Southbound or Northbound?
> Thanks for your help
> Matterhorn (AT01, PCT05-09)
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