[Cdt-l] Cdt-l Digest, Vol 92, Issue 7

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Fri May 15 19:27:57 CDT 2015


While I can't tell you how deep the snow is,  I CAN tel you that one of our
drivers had to chain up to cross Wolf Creek Pass today.   For what it's
worth.

Earl Needham
Clovis,  NM
On May 15, 2015 4:47 PM, "Michael" <woodsfarmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,  Saw J B's comment about 24" of snow at Cumbres Trestle.  Just now
> checked Snotel CO and it says 1.7".  Am I on the wrong site(NRCS)?  A bunch
> of us leaving Grants tommorow and we sure like the sound of 1.7" a lot
> better.  It will be awhile till Chama but all local first hand knowledge is
> greatly appreciated.
>
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> >   1. Chama, nm parking (michelle bracht)
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> > Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 20:36:30 -0500
> > From: michelle bracht <mbracht at live.com>
> > To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> > Subject: [Cdt-l] Chama, nm parking
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> > 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
> > From: Rebecca Mezoff <rebecca.mezoff at gmail.com>
> > To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> > Subject: [Cdt-l] getting off the trail in New Mexico
> > Message-ID: <3D45B63E-7B54-469C-8D39-ABDF7701CE4E at gmail.com>
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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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> > Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 15:28:08 -0400
> > From: tbradnc <tbradnc at gmail.com>
> > To: "cdt-l at backcountry.net" <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> > Subject: [Cdt-l] SOBO July clothing
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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>
> > To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> > Subject: [Cdt-l] Chama, nm parking
> > Message-ID: <COL402-EAS1245143DFB92D1D47BF744BC0D80 at phx.gbl>
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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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> >   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
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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>
> > Cc: "<cdt-l at backcountry.net>" <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> > 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
> > www.bearcreeksurvey.com
> >
> >
> >
> >> 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
> >> Date: 05/14/2015 12:00 PM (GMT-06:00)
> >> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> >> Subject: Cdt-l Digest, Vol 92, Issue 5
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> >>   1. getting off the trail in New Mexico (Josie)
> >>
> >>
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> >> Message: 1
> >> 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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