I have not heard of the wildflower cdroms
yet. Can you provide me with a reference, phone number, web link, or any
more information on those?
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Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 5:41
Subject: Re: [CDT-L] Guidebooks: Your
We are also planning a 2001 thru
hike, although the CDT comprises only a portion of our chosen route.
However, I have found David Patterson's Alternative Routes to be quite
helpful. I am still waiting on the Wolf books so I can't comment on
Also, as far as planning the route, the cd-roms
produced by wildflower productions are absolutely indispensable. You can
print out high quality maps as well (if you have access to a computer).
Jesse Whyte wrote:
First off, perhaps a little background.
I'm trying to plan for a 2001 thru-hike. I've got the guidebooks
available from CDTA on order (various authors). I haven't seen them
yet, so I can't really comment on them. In doing research on the web, I've discovered
another set of guidebooks with a much older copyright date written by Jim
Wolf (available through www.adventuroustraveler.com).
What are your thoughts on these alternative guidebooks? Are they
complementary? Will both be useful for my planning? Is one
better than the other in terms of trailside reading or routefinding?
Are they both still current enough? Before I forget, I'm also trying
to get a hold of Alternative Routes from David
Patterson. Are there any
other resources that are useful? I haven't seen an "all-in-one"
package of TI or USGS maps yet -- am I going to have to purchase these
individually? Not that this is bad, but the chance of error is
slightly greater on my part. Any other advice for a
hopeful? Thanks for your
help - your archives are full of great information. Jesse