[Cdt-l] Caches, parking, transportation

Bob Sartini bobsartini at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 12:53:25 CDT 2015


There are two good journal sites. Trailjournals.com and postholer.com

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 8:51 AM, michelle bracht <mbracht at live.com> wrote:

> I am almost embarrassed to admit how little I have accomplished,  not even
> close to the lofty goals I set.
> My plan was to complete the entire trail but I travel with a service dog
> so my first priority has to be his safety.  He does great in the mountains
> but struggles on hot dry roads. So, we have finished snow lake to silver
> city via the Gila River but I am reticent to go farther south. We have also
> done Cumbres Pass north to Bear Town.
>
> I would like to start out at Snow Lake and head north making several
> excursions of 125-150 miles at a time. His food really weighs me down so I
> would like a cache in their somewhere.  My primary concern with this
> section is the terrain and water. This is where reading journals would be a
> huge help. Is there a website where people post this type of information?
>
> Thanks for the help, best of luck finishing next year.
>
>
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>    1. Re: AZT in 2016 (DayLate07 .)
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> Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 21:29:43 -0700
> From: "DayLate07 ." <dthibaul07 at gmail.com>
> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] AZT in 2016
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> Trew, let me know if I can help in any way - I live in Tucson and will be
> out hiking the AZT next spring myself.  I will be doing the northern half
> (400 miles) to complete the parts I haven't done yet.
>
> If you need a place to crash in Tucson or possibly a ride to the trail head
> - (and I can arrange it,my schedule isn't firm yet for this spring but
> I'll probably be around) it let me know.
>
> And best of luck.
>
> Day-Late
>
>
>
> >
> > Public Notice:
> > My name is Trew. Starting in early March I am going to begin backpacking
> > the
> > 800 mile Arizona Trail between the Mexican border on the south heading
> > north
> > through the Grand Canyon to the Utah border. 2- 3 month journey. Its
> what I
> > do.
> >
> > And I am a stage iv cancer survivor. Live well! 5 years out from surgery
> > and
> > radiation and complications. I was given a 50/50 chance of recurrence by
> > now.
> > Life goes on. Hike it!!
> >
> >
> >
> > Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.
> >
> >
> >
> > I am starting in early March.
> >
> >
> >
> > Hope to finish by the end of May- by June 1.
> >
> >
> >
> > I am a slow hiker any more.  12- 14 miles a day is good for me.  That
> > should
> > do it in my time frame.
> >
> >
> >
> > Now, I am off to bed.
> >
> > -Doug (Trew)
> >
> >
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> From: MARY E DAVISON <pastormaryd at msn.com>
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> Michelle,
>
>
>
> You did not mention which part of the CDT you were on or
> which other part interests you as a section hiker .It is easier to talk
> about
> specific sections in logistic planning and the trail is a long one with
> many
> different logistic challenges. And of course the biggest necessary
> understanding
> for logistics is yourself and a realistic knowledge of your own
> capabilities
> and desires. Trew likes to sit and observe beautiful and interesting
> spots. He
> is noty planning super long mileage stretches. I am a 74 year old lady and
> I go
> more slowly than Trew hikes but because of my own limitations I don?t sit
> for
> an hour or more more than once a day. I also try not to plan more miles a
> day
> than an old lady can realistically do. OK ? then I stretch it out a bit
> sometimes and this last hike I got a tiny stress fracture in my foot. Many
> hikers plan a start and an end and just wing it for planning in between. I
> meticulously plan each day although I am always happy when I actually do
> more
> than planned. I hate doing less than planned. Since I am both old and
> slow, it
> takes a lot of logistical planning and some creativity and finding
> friends, or
> friends of friends or list help, or church help or caching before going or
> hitching or? I have about 800 miles left to go to finish CDT if I am able
> to do
> so. Getting hoary in age but still planning next year?s hike. But I try to
> think
> through everything I can before heading out. My planning sources are Bear
> Creek
> maps, Ley Maps, Wolf books and other hiker?s journals.
>
>
>
> So what have you done? Where are you planning to go? If you
> get specific it would probably be easier for others to help you.
>
>
>
> Medicare Pastor
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