[Cdt-l] Gila Hot Springs

Trekker4 at aol.com Trekker4 at aol.com
Mon Mar 2 09:41:14 CST 2015

All the info & philosophy you need for the whole CDT is in  Yogi's CDT 
Handbook & Town Guide; ya just have to bite the  bullet, if necessary, and buy 
it. And hustle, time is running out for you  to plan and get walkin'. Doc 
Campbell's is also a GET resupply  point.
Bob  "Trekker" Brewer  

In a message dated 2/28/2015 4:33:12 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
mbracht at live.com writes:

Hello, this is my first post as I am just starting to plan my hike. Let  me 
first thank you all for the information then, ask for more.  Brett ' s  
comments about Doc Campbell are right on. I will be traveling with only my  
service dog so I will be packing for two. I will really need that drop and  
believe it is only right to pay for the service.    As I said,  I am new to 
this so, could anyone help me out with contact  information? 
Also,  my parents have a camp on 35 a little under a mile from the  mimbres 
rs.  It's not right on the way but in a pinch it could be better  than 


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1. Doc Campbells and  increasing hiker numbers  (Brett)


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Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:31:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: Brett  <blisterfree at yahoo.com>
To: Continental Divide Trail  <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Subject: [Cdt-l] Doc Campbells and increasing  hiker numbers
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Last spring Doc Campbell's Post in Gila Hot  Springs saw a huge increase in 
the number of hikers and held packages, to the  point where the stairwell 
storage area inside the store was reportedly  overflowing, a veritable 
free-for-all, and a potential drain on owner Paul's  time and good will. Since Doc 
Campbells is purely an arrangement of  convenience, and given the lack of 
resupply alternatives in this extended  stretch of Gila country, what can the 
trail community do (or what are we  doing) to ensure the continued 
availability of this important service?
Has  anyone encouraged management to post (or increase) a maildrop hold 
fee? (a  very reasonable gesture given that all boxes and refuse must be packed 
out to  Silver City by Paul).?
Could we explore additional storage space  arrangements, ie. has anyone 
given management a heads up to expect an  ever-increasing amount of hiker 
traffic and boxes this year and in subsequent  years?
Having this dialog now could help to prevent any sudden, unpleasant  
surprises down the line. Obviously we're business, though I'm not at all  certain 
how much that matters in the grand scheme. What we need to be,  foremostly, 
is good stewards of the resource. Part of this is making an  efficient 
transaction of ourselves, something that can continue to scale up  for the 
foreseeable future. Doc Campbells is a no-neediness zone; they're not  in the gig 
to coddle hikers or put up with nonsense. I think we're best off  taking no 
offense at this, but instead recognizing the value of the current  
arrangement for what it is, an essential part of a CDT or GET resupply  plan.
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