<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">​I lived in Butte for the last 4 years,​ and I often hiked and mountain-biked on the Maud S Canyon Trail. I've seen the trail and canyon also referred to as Mode-S and Maude S in different publications, but the trailhead sign (<a href="http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=b2fff642-ad43-45b5-a412-465b7ad6863f">picture here</a>) says Maud S and most of the locals refer to it by that name.  It's a well-used and well-maintained trail that now connects to the CDT.  More info on the trailwork that connected this spur trail to the CDT can be found from <a href="http://mtstandard.com/news/local/maud-s-canyon-trail-expanded-ties-into-divide-trail/article_4226d730-d2e3-11e1-96b7-0019bb2963f4.html">this article</a> in the town's local paper.</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">I agree with previous comments that the Harrison Ave exit on I-90/I-15 is a bad place to hitch.  I used this exit on a daily basis on my commute to/from work, and there are frequently homeless people at the exit with signs asking for money.  There are also frequently other hitch-hikers at this exit.  I've picked up several in hopes that were CDT hikers, but none of them were and several were probably very high and possibly dangerous.  I stopped picking up random hitch-hikers unless their sign specifically said "CDT."</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">I live 2 hrs away in Missoula now, but I travel back to Butte on some weekends for work.  I don't know my schedule that far in-advance yet, but if I happen to be in town when you fly in, I'd be happy to shuttle you up to Homestake Pass to save you a few miles.  Just send an email a week or two in advance, and I'll let you know if I'll be in town.</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">Have a great hike!</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">-Mike</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 6:34 AM, BCSS <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:bcss@bresnan.net" target="_blank">bcss@bresnan.net</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="auto"><div>The Mode S Trailhead is less than 4 miles from the Butte airport.<span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)"> </span><span class=""><br><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><u></u> <u></u></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">best wishes,<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><u></u> <u></u></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">Jerry Brown</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)"><a href="mailto:bearcreek.gis@gmail.com" target="_blank">bearcreek.gis@gmail.com</a><u></u><u></u></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)"><a>www.bearcreeksurvey.com</a><u></u><u></u></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><u></u> <u></u></p></span></div><div><div class="h5"><div><br>On Mar 7, 2016, at 4:23 AM, Detlef Körner <<a href="mailto:detlef.koerner@t-online.de" target="_blank">detlef.koerner@t-online.de</a>> wrote:<br><br></div><blockquote type="cite"><div>
  
    
  
  
    Thanks all for your replies. Looking at my options I will choose the
    Mode-S trailhead as starting point. I still had the trail via Delmoe
    Lake as the CDT. The trail now being near Butte will make things
    much easier. <br>
    Hamburger <br>
    <br>
    <div>Am 03.03.2016 um 19:13 schrieb BCSS:<br>
    </div>
    <blockquote type="cite">
      
      <div>The Mode-S trailhead is on the east side of butte. There is
        trailhead parking area on the east side of I-15. This is a 3.8
        mile connector that hits the CDT at mile 9.7 of segment 18. It
        is 9.7 miles to Homestake from there via recently developed new
        trail. It is all shown on BC Montana map 63. <br>
        <br>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><u></u> <u></u></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><u></u> <u></u></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">best
            wishes,<u></u><u></u></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><u></u> <u></u></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">Jerry
            Brown</span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)"><a href="mailto:bearcreek.gis@gmail.com" target="_blank">bearcreek.gis@gmail.com</a><u></u><u></u></span></font></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)"><a>www.bearcreeksurvey.com</a><u></u><u></u></span></font></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><u></u> <u></u></p>
      </div>
      <div><br>
        On Mar 3, 2016, at 11:59 AM, Tony Mason <<a href="mailto:tony@greyrock.org" target="_blank"></a><a href="mailto:tony@greyrock.org" target="_blank">tony@greyrock.org</a>>
        wrote:<br>
        <br>
      </div>
      <blockquote type="cite">
        <div>
          <div dir="ltr">you can also hike to the trail from town</div>
          <div class="gmail_extra"><br>
            <div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:40 AM, <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:tbradnc@gmail.com" target="_blank">tbradnc@gmail.com</a>></span>
              wrote:<br>
              <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">The
                taxi service in butte will get you there.   Pretty good
                prices too.<br>
                <br>
                Sent from my iPhone<br>
                <br>
                > On Mar 3, 2016, at 11:04, Detlef Körner <<a href="mailto:detlef.koerner@t-online.de" target="_blank"></a><a href="mailto:detlef.koerner@t-online.de" target="_blank">detlef.koerner@t-online.de</a>>
                wrote:<br>
                ><br>
                > I will be flying in from Europe to start southbound
                from Butte at the end of June 2016. I thruhiked in 2014
                thereby going via Ennis. Now I want to do the the big
                "crescent" thereby following the actual divide. To get
                from town to the trail at Homestake Pass I need
                transportation. Is there anyone in or near Butte
                providing shuttles?<br>
                > Hamburger<br>
                > _______________________________________________<br>
                > Cdt-l mailing list<br>
                > <a href="mailto:Cdt-l@backcountry.net" target="_blank">Cdt-l@backcountry.net</a><br>
                > <a href="http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l</a><br>
                _______________________________________________<br>
                Cdt-l mailing list<br>
                <a href="mailto:Cdt-l@backcountry.net" target="_blank">Cdt-l@backcountry.net</a><br>
                <a href="http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l</a><br>
              </blockquote>
            </div>
            <br>
            <br clear="all">
            <div><br>
            </div>
            -- <br>
            <div>
              <div dir="ltr">
                <div>
                  <div dir="ltr">
                    <div dir="ltr">
                      <div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Robert Anthony
                          Mason MD</span><br>
                      </div>
                      <div>Banner Health Clinic</div>
                      <div>1300 Main Street</div>
                      <div>Windsor, CO 80550</div>
                      <div><a href="tel:970-686-5646" value="+19706865646" target="_blank">970-686-5646</a></div>
                    </div>
                  </div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>
          </div>
        </div>
      </blockquote>
      <blockquote type="cite">
        <div><span>_______________________________________________</span><br>
          <span>Cdt-l mailing list</span><br>
          <span><a href="mailto:Cdt-l@backcountry.net" target="_blank">Cdt-l@backcountry.net</a></span><br>
          <span><a href="http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l" target="_blank">http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l</a></span><br>
        </div>
      </blockquote>
      <br>
      <fieldset></fieldset>
      <br>
      <pre>_______________________________________________
Cdt-l mailing list
<a href="mailto:Cdt-l@backcountry.net" target="_blank">Cdt-l@backcountry.net</a>
<a href="http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l" target="_blank">http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l</a>
</pre>
    </blockquote>
    <br>
  

</div></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><div><span>_______________________________________________</span><br><span>Cdt-l mailing list</span><br><span><a href="mailto:Cdt-l@backcountry.net" target="_blank">Cdt-l@backcountry.net</a></span><br><span><a href="http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l" target="_blank">http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l</a></span><br></div></blockquote></div></div></div><br>_______________________________________________<br>
Cdt-l mailing list<br>
<a href="mailto:Cdt-l@backcountry.net">Cdt-l@backcountry.net</a><br>
<a href="http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/cdt-l</a><br>
<br></blockquote></div><br></div>