[Cdt-l] Colorado Trail
rebecca.mezoff at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 22:49:41 CDT 2013
I did it in 2003.
Breckenridge (you are almost in town at trail crossing)
Twin Lakes (trail goes through town but only a tiny store there--I was there last year. You can get mail at the store post office)
Creede from San Luis Pass (10 mile walk to town, but good chance a tourist to the mines or local will give you and dog a ride--they love dogs up there. I have gotten several hitches from people here, though also had to walk the whole 10 miles once. Got a ride back up.)
Silverton (You will have to hitch to town, though there is a tiny store at a campground right on the trail that might take packages. I got a ride from someone I met on the trail here one year).
Then you're in Durango.
My dog did the whole trail. She was a 3 year old yellow lab. She loved it for about 300 miles and then I think was just exhausted. The last 200 miles were really tough and I would never try to bring a dog on a hike that long again. Your dog might be different though!
Have fun! It is a wonderful trail.
My husband and I have been section hiking the CDT for the past 4 years. This year we planned to hike most of Colorado. Fortunately for my husband, he just started his own business which he loves, but it has made it impractical for him to go on an extended hike this year. Since we are hiking the CDT together, I have reluctantly had to postpone my hike on the CDT as well. That said, I have decided to start on the Colorado Trail instead. Since I will start mid July, I don?t have a lot of time to prepare and I was wondering if anyone on this list has hiked the CT and might be willing to advise and answer some questions about re-supply. I?m hiking with my trusty hiking companion, Mr. Cody ( a giant border collie) so I don?t have the option of going far off the trail (I have had zero takers, hitch hiking with a dog).
I am looking for likely re-supply points about 100 miles apart along the trail and also information on transportation options from Durango (I would be returning to California).
I have the guide and map from the CT Foundation and have started to study those. I plan to get the data book as well, when it becomes available. Is there a forum like this for CT hikers? I would be very grateful for any advice as I am on a short time line to pull this together.
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