[Cdt-l] Colorado Trail?

Robert Mabry spharlm2 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 11:45:36 CDT 2013

Hi Josie,

You might try starting at www.coloradotrail.org

My wife, a.k.a. Mom, and I have hiked the parts of it that overlap the CDT
and some newer sections/alternates. We live in Alamosa. You might remember
me from our e-mail conversations when I consulted you about hiking with our
dog (thanks).

I have several days off in July and a few in August that I might be able to
help with resupply. It might be easier to discuss via the phone if you want
to give me a call. 719-480-9331.

As far as possible resupply points on the trail:

Look into whether you can take the local bus into where the trail crosses a
few miles from Breckenridge. I believe you said Mr. Cody is a service dog
so that might help?

It goes through Copper Mountain Ski Resort and there is also a local bus
that takes you into Dillon/Silverthorne.

There was trail magic near Tennessee Pass (Leadville). It was put out by a
trail angel who will pick hikers up. I don't recall specifics on that since
we didn't need help, but perhaps it's in Yogi's book.

Twin Lakes is on the trail.

If you take the newer CT route on the Divide west of the Collegiate Peaks
from Twin Lakes to Monarch Pass, which I highly recommend, you can resupply
at the pass. There was a post recently with info regarding resupply and you
would be a 1.5 hr drive from our house.

North Cochetopa Pass (hwy 114) is 1.5 hrs away.

Creede from San Luis Pass would be an option, but that would require hiking
10 miles each way.

Spring Creek Pass (hwy 149) is about 2 hrs away.

I'm going to be helping out with a friend's boy scout hike in July  and
doing another hike near Durango & Molas Pass (hwy 550) in early August so
maybe that will create a possibility.

There is air service in and out of Alamosa.

There is also bus service to and from Denver
Let me know if I can help.

Rob Mabry (Dad)

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 18, 2013, at 10:21 AM, Josie <josie1066 at gmail.com> wrote:

HI Everyone--

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.

thank you,

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