[Cdt-l] New CDNST south of Pie Town!

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Sat May 10 14:12:25 CDT 2014

Thanks for that!  I just added it to this season's mapping list and will
check it out. 


best wishes,


Jerry Brown

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From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
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Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:13 AM
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Subject: [Cdt-l] New CDNST south of Pie Town!


Hey all, I just hiked the new official cdnst section just south of Pie Town.
There are some hunks with no tread and just candle stick blazes on trees but
most is well marked with good tread. 

No one seems to be taking the section the day leading into Pie Town because
they don't know if there is water. Well there is and more than on the Ley
route with virtually no road walking until hitting hwy 60! Its really nice
trail in the mountains. Both Guthook and Ley maps show 8 miles or more of
road walk leading to hwy 60 but no more. The trail comes down out of the
mountains to a trailhead parking with kiosk and continues across the dirt
road on brand new 4x4 posts. First they weave a bit through a wooded section
with a swath cleared for the trail. There is no tread. Then the posts every
400 feet lead xc across easy flat grassy desert all the way to hwy 60.

I highly recommend this route. It misses the fire tower on Mangus but it
also misses all that killer road walk into Pie Town.

I sent info on the water I found to the water report folks. Most of the
water indicated on Guthook was there. The 2 tires were dry as were the 2
trick tanks. I would not use the tank/pond described as "murky".

So yeah. This tread needs some lovin and you'll be lovin it too.
Happy hikin
Voyageur - leaving Pie Town now.

Again thanks. I hiked in 2010 and this is a huge help. Your friend Marmot
just left with Gabriel. Its time to leave Pie Town and catch up.

Happy hikin'
Aka Scott Piddington

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