[Cdt-l] staying on the divide
seanstaplin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 09:59:16 CDT 2013
Have not really looked at zirkel yet, but for the winds I want to go
through cirque of the towers, and do the high route over bonney pass north
past Gannett Peak, (go up gannett if weather and conditions are
favourable), an keep heading north close to the high alt shown on the ley
maps. Basically the same route as Francis Tapon did on the southbound leg
of his yo yo.
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 8:22 AM, Tony Mason <tony at greyrock.org> wrote:
> As we all know the CDT at times strays far from the actual geographic
> divide. There are a couple of places on the section hike I am doing this
> summer that look like it would be fun to deviate from the official trail
> and stay on the divide itself:
> North of Lost Ranger Peak in the Zirkel Wilderness. Stay east at the
> junction with North Lake trail. Go up Gold Creek to Red Dirt Pass. Cross
> country over Mount Zirkel along the ridge then down to 7 Lakes. Then take
> trail west back to the CDT. The crux looks like the north face of Mount
> Zirkel. Has anyone done this route (or something similar) and can give me
> some first hand knowledge?
> The WInds. There appear to be lots of options for staying high. What ones
> would folks recommend?
> I appreciate the wisdom of those who've gone before.
> Looking forward to this summer,
> Robert Anthony Mason MD
> Windsor Family Clinic PC
> 4630 Royal Vista 7
> Windsor, CO 80521
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