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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>Trick Tank???<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>AJ<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><div><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> cdt-l-bounces@backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces@backcountry.net] <b>On Behalf Of </b>bcss@bresnan.net<br><b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:15 AM<br><b>To:</b> 'Laurie'; cdt-l@backcountry.net<br><b>Subject:</b> Re: [Cdt-l] water and distance New Mexico<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>I&#8217;m not sure of the mileage from Snow Lake, but the Gila and official routes are reunited at the point where the trail crosses Hwy 12 at the beginning of<br>Segment 16. &nbsp;From there It is a 40.0 mile road walk on the old route to Pietown, and Segment 17 continuing onwards from Pie Town to the beginning of<br>Segment 18 is 29.5 miles.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>From the same point on Hwy 12, it is 38.1 miles on the new trail to US Hwy 60 near Omega.&nbsp; The shortest mileage from Omega to the beginning of<br>Segment 18 is 26.6 miles via dirt roads. (The route shown in the 2013 Map Book) &nbsp;Pie Town is 13.1 miles east of where the route hits Hwy 60. <br>&nbsp;Quemado is 7.6 miles west. &nbsp;When you reach this point you will have the dilemma of either:&nbsp; 1. &nbsp;Hiking to Pietown and continuing north on the old <br>route. &nbsp;&nbsp;2. Hiking to Quemado and continuing on by following highways north.&nbsp; 3.&nbsp; Hitching a ride to either town and returning to Omega to hike north.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>I think if I were hiking this year I would hike the new trail then do choice number one or three. &nbsp;The BLM/USFS plan is to construct new trail that <br>parallels Hwy 60 from Omega to Pietown, and new trail from Pietown north towards the Malpais. &nbsp;That will eventually eliminate the road walks while<br>leaving Pietown on the route.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>I&#8217;m not sure about this year, but when we mapped the new route last year we found 10 good water sources.&nbsp; Two of those are &#8220;trick tanks&#8221;, so they<br>may not be very palatable in a dry year.&nbsp; Most of the others are windmills and cattle watering tanks which are usually fairly reliable. The old &nbsp;road walk<br>to Pie Town has 5 water sources, and three of those are within three miles of each other.&nbsp; They are also cattle watering setups. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>The new trail is a much nicer route than the old road walk. &nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>best wishes,<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'>Jerry Brown<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><a href="mailto:bcss@bresnan.net">mailto:bcss@bresnan.net</a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><a href="www.bearcreeksurvey.com">www.bearcreeksurvey.com</a><o:p></o:p></span></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0D0D0D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><div><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> <a href="mailto:cdt-l-bounces@backcountry.net">cdt-l-bounces@backcountry.net</a> [<a href="mailto:cdt-l-bounces@backcountry.net">mailto:cdt-l-bounces@backcountry.net</a>] <b>On Behalf Of </b>Laurie<br><b>Sent:</b> Monday, April 29, 2013 7:17 PM<br><b>To:</b> <a href="mailto:cdt-l@backcountry.net">cdt-l@backcountry.net</a><br><b>Subject:</b> [Cdt-l] water and distace New Mexico<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><div><div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>HI all,<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>I am wondering if anyone knows the difference in mileage between Snow Lake and PIe&nbsp; Town on Leys route versus the new CDT route.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Also have heard rumor the new CDT route is pretty dry this year and some have had trouble finding water at the places water is supposed to be. <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>any info helpful<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>thanks<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:black'>Laurie <o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div></div></div></body></html>