[Cdt-l] Cdt-l Digest, Vol 101, Issue 6

lauren moran laurenmoran15 at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 27 13:18:46 CST 2016


You could plan to resupply in Pinedale Wyoming instead of at Big Sandy. I don't have the mileage numbers or details handy right now, but if I remember correctly, the side trail to where you can hitch down to Pinedale was stunning, and Pinedale is a nice trail town.

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> Today's Topics:
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>   1. Cirque of the Towers Alt vs Big Sandy Lodge resupply - trying
>      to do both (Brian Watt)
>   2. Re: Cirque of the Towers Alt vs Big Sandy Lodge resupply -
>      trying to do both (Sean Staplin)
>   3. Re: Cirque of the Towers Alt vs Big Sandy Lodge resupply -
>      trying to do both (Sean Staplin)
>   4. Re: Cirque of the Towers Alt vs Big Sandy Lodge resupply -
>      trying to do both (Tony Mason)
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> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:21:46 -0600
> From: Brian Watt <bwatt at 1fifoto.com>
> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Cirque of the Towers Alt vs Big Sandy Lodge resupply
>    - trying to do both
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> Anyone, I'm trying to figure out the typical sequence of hiking the 
> section of trail from South Pass City WY (Guthook mile 1752.6) to Dubois 
> WY (mile 1922.3). I was assuming I'd take the Cirque of the Towers Alt 
> trail which starts at mile 1784.2 and rejoins at mile 1804.2. But I also 
> was planning on stopping and resupplying at Big Sandy Lodge (mile 
> 1798.1), which conflicts with taking the Alt trail. What would you 
> suggest? Sincerely, Tartan
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> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:14:07 -0700
> From: Sean Staplin <seanstaplin at gmail.com>
> To: Brian Watt <bwatt at 1fifoto.com>
> Cc: "cdt-l at backcountry.net" <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Cirque of the Towers Alt vs Big Sandy Lodge
>    resupply - trying to do both
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> I did it in one shot. Kinda. I recommend Shannon Pass, Cube Rock Pass,
> Vista Pass alternate. The BIG issue with my way was I ended that leg at a
> rarely traveled dirt road north of Gunsight pass, thinking it was supposed
> to be a hwy. Very fortunately a Cowboy came along shortly and gave me ride
> into Dubois. (he only goes to town every two weeks and say the road can go
> for days without much traffic). Had to pay for a ride back up to that
> point. Don't know how much that helps.
> 
>> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:21 PM, Brian Watt <bwatt at 1fifoto.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Anyone, I'm trying to figure out the typical sequence of hiking the
>> section of trail from South Pass City WY (Guthook mile 1752.6) to Dubois WY
>> (mile 1922.3). I was assuming I'd take the Cirque of the Towers Alt trail
>> which starts at mile 1784.2 and rejoins at mile 1804.2. But I also was
>> planning on stopping and resupplying at Big Sandy Lodge (mile 1798.1),
>> which conflicts with taking the Alt trail. What would you suggest?
>> Sincerely, Tartan
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> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:17:54 -0700
> From: Sean Staplin <seanstaplin at gmail.com>
> To: Brian Watt <bwatt at 1fifoto.com>
> Cc: "cdt-l at backcountry.net" <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Cirque of the Towers Alt vs Big Sandy Lodge
>    resupply - trying to do both
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> I recommend Shannon Pass, Cube Rock Pass, Vista Pass alternate *AS WELL AS*
> cirque of the towers. :)
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>> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Sean Staplin <seanstaplin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I did it in one shot. Kinda. I recommend Shannon Pass, Cube Rock Pass,
>> Vista Pass alternate. The BIG issue with my way was I ended that leg at a
>> rarely traveled dirt road north of Gunsight pass, thinking it was supposed
>> to be a hwy. Very fortunately a Cowboy came along shortly and gave me ride
>> into Dubois. (he only goes to town every two weeks and say the road can go
>> for days without much traffic). Had to pay for a ride back up to that
>> point. Don't know how much that helps.
>> 
>>> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:21 PM, Brian Watt <bwatt at 1fifoto.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Anyone, I'm trying to figure out the typical sequence of hiking the
>>> section of trail from South Pass City WY (Guthook mile 1752.6) to Dubois WY
>>> (mile 1922.3). I was assuming I'd take the Cirque of the Towers Alt trail
>>> which starts at mile 1784.2 and rejoins at mile 1804.2. But I also was
>>> planning on stopping and resupplying at Big Sandy Lodge (mile 1798.1),
>>> which conflicts with taking the Alt trail. What would you suggest?
>>> Sincerely, Tartan
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> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 22:40:40 -0700
> From: Tony Mason <tony at greyrock.org>
> To: Brian Watt <bwatt at 1fifoto.com>
> Cc: "cdt-l at backcountry.net" <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Cirque of the Towers Alt vs Big Sandy Lodge
>    resupply - trying to do both
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> Brian,
> We skipped Big Sandy stocked up for in South Pass and did 10 days in the
> Winds including Cirque de Towers and other alternatives. Best part of the
> CDT.
> Tony
> 
>> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:21 PM, Brian Watt <bwatt at 1fifoto.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Anyone, I'm trying to figure out the typical sequence of hiking the
>> section of trail from South Pass City WY (Guthook mile 1752.6) to Dubois WY
>> (mile 1922.3). I was assuming I'd take the Cirque of the Towers Alt trail
>> which starts at mile 1784.2 and rejoins at mile 1804.2. But I also was
>> planning on stopping and resupplying at Big Sandy Lodge (mile 1798.1),
>> which conflicts with taking the Alt trail. What would you suggest?
>> Sincerely, Tartan
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