[Cdt-l] Chama, nm parking

michelle bracht mbracht at live.com
Thu May 14 20:36:30 CDT 2015



Thanks for all the help.  As I said this is spur of the moment and not well researched. I appreciate the snow warnings.  I am going to try to plan a route closer to Mimbres RS.  I will call the station tomorrow to try to get information about the conditions.
Michelle


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   1. getting off the trail in New Mexico (Rebecca Mezoff)
   2. SOBO July clothing (tbradnc)
   3. Chama, nm parking (michelle bracht)
   4. Re: Chama, nm parking (BCSS)


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Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 11:22:08 -0600
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I lived in this area for much of my life. I would call Ghost Ranch and ask them about transportation to Albuquerque. Tell them you are CDT hikers--they have many stopping through each summer. There is what the locals call the "blue bus" that carries people from Chama all the way down to Espanola/Santa Fe area. There is a train from Santa Fe to Albuquerque called the Rail Runner (commuter train). The blue bus I believe is free or costs very little and I think it could get you from Ghost Ranch to Santa Fe. I am not completely sure there is a stop at Ghost Ranch though, so call and ask. You could probably find a ride from the Ranch to Abiquiu which is about 15 miles away where you could catch the bus. People there are very accommodating and it shouldn't be hard to find a ride or even a quick hitch. You can catch the blue bus in Chama also. Chama is about 10 miles from the trail. I think hiking into Ghost Ranch would be a stunning way to end the season's hike however.

http://www.ncrtd.org/ (looks like the blue bus might go all the way to Albuquerque though the Rail Runner is fun!)

Rebecca

Josie wrote:
We are section hikers heading south from Canada for several years. This year we start at Twin Lakes and hope to head as far south as Chama or Ghost Ranch. I have found some references to public transportation to Albuquerque from Chama, but does anyone know if there is public transportation from Ghost Ranch? Or have an opinion as to which is better or even have better alternatives? We could leave from Albuquerque or Santa Fe. We are completely unfamiliar with this area so any suggestions would be appreciated!
Thanks,
Jo
CDT 2009 to ??
www.postholer.com/jo
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Now that I have my Glacier permit situation resolved I'm planning my CDT
hike in earnest.   The maps spread out in our guest bedroom look like I'm
planning D-Day.   ;-)

At any rate, I'm putting together my clothing / outerwear list and wanted
to put it out for input - thanks in advance.   Main concern is staying
warm....   Will be hiking from GNP to Rawlins, WY starting July 15th - am
planning for summer temps......

1 pair shorts   (worn)
1 long sleeve dri-fit shirt (worn)
1 short sleeve dri-fit
3 pr socks
1 wool beanie
1 buff
1`gloves
1 puffy down jacket (Ghost Whisperer, non-hooded)
1 rain shell   (wind, rain)
1 rain pants  (wind, rain, town wear while washing shorts)
1 ULA rain skirt  (rain)
1 Dirty Girl gaiters
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Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 16:27:53 -0500
From: michelle bracht <mbracht at live.com>
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I just learned this morning that I will have 2 weeks off.  Therefore I am woefully unprepared for the hike I will start this Saturday. I has intended on Colorado in June but I guess it will be Cumbres Pass to Cuba in May.
Does anyone know:1)is there a safe place to leave my car in Cuba? 2)how difficult is it to find the Cumbres  Pass TH3)is there any place along the way I can mail supplies to?
Thanks for any help. I would have liked to have researched this better on my own but the opportunity was very sudden.
Michelle


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We are section hikers heading south from Canada for several years. This year we start at Twin Lakes and hope to head as far south as Chama or Ghost Ranch. I have found some references to public transportation to Albuquerque from Chama, but does anyone know if there is public transportation from Ghost Ranch? Or have an opinion as to which is better or even have better alternatives? We could leave from Albuquerque or Santa Fe. We are completely unfamiliar with this area so any suggestions would be appreciated!
Thanks,
Jo
CDT 2009 to ??
www.postholer.com/jo



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Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 16:23:03 -0600
From: BCSS <bcss at bresnan.net>
To: michelle bracht <mbracht at live.com>
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Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Chama, nm parking
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Not sure about the car.  Check with the Motels.  (Del Prado is probably a good bet)

The trail is very easy to find at Cumbres Pass.  It comes under a trestle on the north side of the road.  It is well marked - at least it was when I was there.

You could send supplies to Ghost Ranch.  Check with them.

I am a bit skeptical of your plan - there will probably be a lot of snow between Cumbres Pass and Hopewell Lake, which is about 45 miles.  Much of the route varies in elevation between 10,500' and 10,900'.  When there is a lot of snow in there the trail is covered and hard to find so you should be prepared to navigate through with a GPS.  SNOTEL shows Cumbres Trestle, which is just barely above 10,000', to have 24" of snow right now.  You might consider starting at Hopewell Lake.

best wishes,

Jerry Brown
Bear Creek Survey Service, LLC
3065 East 2nd Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
bcss at bresnan.net
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> On May 14, 2015, at 3:27 PM, michelle bracht <mbracht at live.com> wrote:
>
> I just learned this morning that I will have 2 weeks off.  Therefore I am woefully unprepared for the hike I will start this Saturday. I has intended on Colorado in June but I guess it will be Cumbres Pass to Cuba in May.
>
> Does anyone know:
> 1)is there a safe place to leave my car in Cuba?
> 2)how difficult is it to find the Cumbres  Pass TH
> 3)is there any place along the way I can mail supplies to?
>
> Thanks for any help. I would have liked to have researched this better on my own but the opportunity was very sudden.
>
> Michelle
>
>
>
> Sent from my U.S. Cellular? Smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: cdt-l-request at backcountry.net
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>    1. getting off the trail in New Mexico (Josie)
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> Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 07:00:58 -0700
> From: Josie <josie1066 at gmail.com>
> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: [Cdt-l] getting off the trail in New Mexico
> Message-ID: <72F9EC95-ABA6-4DA5-BDDC-5ACA5FF1A185 at gmail.com>
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> We are section hikers heading south from Canada for several years. This year we start at Twin Lakes and hope to head as far south as Chama or Ghost Ranch. I have found some references to public transportation to Albuquerque from Chama, but does anyone know if there is public transportation from Ghost Ranch? Or have an opinion as to which is better or even have better alternatives? We could leave from Albuquerque or Santa Fe. We are completely unfamiliar with this area so any suggestions would be appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Jo
> CDT 2009 to ??
> www.postholer.com/jo
>
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