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[cdt-l] I'm off



Can I go too?  Please, Please!!!!  Seriously (actually, that was serious) 
have a terrific hike.
Ginny


>From: "john corrigan" <spitzel803@hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>Subject: [cdt-l] I'm off
>Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 19:45:28
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>Hey Sly I'll be hiking from Antelope wells on the 21st or 22nd.&nbsp; I'm 
>definately heading up to Canada once I reach Colorado or there 
>abouts.&nbsp; I'll be looking for you.&nbsp; I'll be hiking with Mario, 
>from Holland.&nbsp; If you want to join us let me know.&nbsp; I'll check my 
>email just before I leave Phoenix on the 20th.&nbsp; Take Care, J.C.
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>&gt;Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 12:07:38 -0500 (CDT)
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>&gt; 1. CDT ways and means....... (Slyatpct@aol.com)
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>&gt; 2. The Great Basin in April... (Jeffrey Olson)
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>&gt; 3. Re: The Great Basin in April... (ROYROBIN@aol.com)
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>&gt; 4. Re: The Great Basin in April... (Slyatpct@aol.com)
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>&gt; 5. Re: CDT ways and means....... (Margo Chisholm)
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>&gt; 6. Re: CDT ways and means....... (Slyatpct@aol.com)
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>&gt;From: Slyatpct@aol.com
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>&gt;Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 14:36:17 EDT
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>&gt;To: cdt-l@backcountry.net
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>&gt;Subject: [cdt-l] CDT ways and means.......
>
>&gt;Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;
>
>&gt;Howdy,
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;I think I've decided on what direction I'll be heading next year. Of 
>course,
>
>&gt;nothing is etched in stone, especially on this trail, but I'm 
>considering
>
>&gt;going north through New Mexico and if the conditions are right, 
>flipping from
>
>&gt;there and hiking south from Canada. I figure this way I have the legs 
>to
>
>&gt;help me any snow in Montana and I'll be able to read the guidebooks as
>
>&gt;written.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;I'll probably start earlier than most northbounders, taking it a little 
>easy,
>
>&gt;which will be easier on the body and allow time to brush up on route 
>finding.
>
>&gt; I'm still a little perplexed as to the routes I'll be taking, but next 
>month
>
>&gt;I get together with CDT alumni and will be able to take a look at his 
>maps
>
>&gt;and figure something out.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;I'm also going to purchase a Suunto X-Lander. One of those wrist 
>computer,
>
>&gt;altimeter, compass, watch, barometer things. A buddy of mine who works 
>for
>
>&gt;Galayn's says he can pro deal one for me CHEAP, and has already talked 
>to the
>
>&gt;rep about my plans. I think it will come in very handy.
>
>&gt;
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>&gt;That's about it for now,
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>&gt;
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>&gt;Sly
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>&gt;Message: 2
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>&gt;Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 13:13:19 -0700
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>&gt;From: Jeffrey Olson
>
>
>&gt;To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;Subject: [cdt-l] The Great Basin in April...
>
>&gt;Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;
>
>&gt;My friend Dave and I decided to spend a weekend in the Great Basin 
>hiking this
>
>&gt;last weekend. We decided to head out from Bison Basin Road, south of 
>Sweetwater
>
>&gt;Junction, about 55 miles or so east of South Pass.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Those of you who have hiked in this area will remember the absolute 
>lack of trees
>
>&gt;and preponderance of sagebrush and cowpies. There were no cows, but a 
>heard of
>
>&gt;24 wild horses we spent some time watching. Fascinating to see herd 
>behaviors.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;The CDT through here has carsonite posts and the it is near impossible 
>to get
>
>&gt;lost. Driving in from the South Pass side the trail was visible because 
>there
>
>&gt;were posts. From the book's description (it was the guide with the 
>color
>
>&gt;pictures and maps) we were expecting to be befuddled if not constantly, 
>then
>
>&gt;regularly. We were not. Whoever put up these carsonite posts did an 
>excellent
>
>&gt;job.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;What got us was the wind. It blew a steady 30 knots with gusts to 40. 
>I've
>
>&gt;hiked in wind, but not like that. On top of that it was 45 degrees and 
>cloudy
>
>&gt;much of the time. Wind Chills down into the teens.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;The faint two tracks the guidebook talked about were not faint. We 
>walked on
>
>&gt;well-defined 4-wheel drive roads the whole time. The scenary was 
>spectacular,
>
>&gt;unending sagebrush dotted hills criss-crossed by dirt roads, some of 
>which had to
>
>&gt;be unused for 50 years or more.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;We got about ten miles in before my out of shape body and the wind 
>combined to
>
>&gt;have us pitch camp. This was a very deliberate process because any 
>untended item
>
>&gt;would be blown immediately into Nebraska. I had a clip flashlight and 
>my friend
>
>&gt;the smaller version of the flashlight, the one man tent. Both stood up 
>to the
>
>&gt;winds with a minimum of flapping.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Lots of water in the creekbeds and snowbanks. There is probably another 
>three or
>
>&gt;four weeks for some of these lee hill banks to be there before melting 
>out. Then
>
>&gt;its cowpie infested drinking water. And some of these pies are years 
>and years
>
>&gt;old. Last years layered on top of the previous years on ad nauseum.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;The overall experience was tempered by cold/wind. The wind, (said as 
>Kurtz said,
>
>&gt;"The horror, the horror" at the end of Lord Jim, I think it was...)
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Jeffrey Olson
>
>&gt;Laramie, Wyoming...
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>&gt;
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>&gt;
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>&gt;
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>&gt;
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>&gt;Message: 3
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>&gt;From: ROYROBIN@aol.com
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>&gt;Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 17:57:05 EDT
>
>&gt;Subject: Re: [cdt-l] The Great Basin in April...
>
>&gt;To: jjolson@uwyo.edu, cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;
>
>&gt;&lt;&lt; The scenary was spectacular, unending sagebrush dotted hills 
>criss-crossed
>
>&gt; by dirt roads, some of which had to be unused for 50 years or more 
>....Then
>
>&gt; its cowpie infested drinking water. And some of these pies are years 
>and
>
>&gt;years
>
>&gt; old. Last years layered on top of the previous years on ad nauseum. 
>&gt;&gt;
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;It takes a long time to undo overuse, doesn't it?
>
>&gt;
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>&gt;
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>&gt;Message: 4
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>&gt;From: Slyatpct@aol.com
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>&gt;Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 21:54:35 EDT
>
>&gt;Subject: Re: [cdt-l] The Great Basin in April...
>
>&gt;To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;
>
>&gt;In a message dated 4/16/2001 3:16:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>
>&gt;jjolson@uwyo.edu writes:
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; Then
>
>&gt; &gt; its cowpie infested drinking water. And some of these pies are 
>years and
>
>&gt; &gt; years
>
>&gt; &gt; old. Last years layered on top of the previous years on ad 
>nauseum.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Some folks use dung to do their cooking. Can the CDT Cow Pie Stove be 
>far
>
>&gt;off? ; )
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>&gt;
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>&gt;Sly
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>&gt;Message: 5
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>&gt;Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 13:49:16 -0600 (MDT)
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>&gt;From: Margo Chisholm
>
>
>&gt;To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>
>&gt;Subject: Re: [cdt-l] CDT ways and means.......
>
>&gt;Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;
>
>&gt;Hey Sly,
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Maggot here, that's Margo to the rest of you. Sly, let me
>
>&gt;know a bit before you reach Twin Lakes, CO. I'm not far
>
>&gt;from there (maybe an hour or so) and would love to see
>
>&gt;you. 970-925-2220 is work number. 970-704-9674 is home.
>
>&gt;Keep me in mind.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;That goes for anyone else who's hiking the CDT as well.
>
>&gt;Although not right on the trail, I can offer you a bed ,
>
>&gt;a roof and a hot tub for a night or a few. Numbers are
>
>&gt;above.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;I'm sending this from my work email. Please reply to
>
>&gt;margo@tothesummit.com.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Happy hiking.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Namaste, m
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Quoting Slyatpct@aol.com:
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; Howdy,
>
>&gt; &gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; I think I've decided on what direction I'll be heading next year. 
>Of
>
>&gt; &gt; course,
>
>&gt; &gt; nothing is etched in stone, especially on this trail, but I'm 
>considering
>
>&gt; &gt; going north through New Mexico and if the conditions are right, 
>flipping
>
>&gt; &gt; from
>
>&gt; &gt; there and hiking south from Canada. I figure this way I have the 
>legs to
>
>&gt; &gt; help me any snow in Montana and I'll be able to read the 
>guidebooks as
>
>&gt; &gt; written.
>
>&gt; &gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; I'll probably start earlier than most northbounders, taking it a 
>little
>
>&gt; &gt; easy,
>
>&gt; &gt; which will be easier on the body and allow time to brush up on 
>route
>
>&gt; &gt; finding.
>
>&gt; &gt; I'm still a little perplexed as to the routes I'll be taking, but 
>next
>
>&gt; &gt; month
>
>&gt; &gt; I get together with CDT alumni and will be able to take a look at 
>his maps
>
>&gt; &gt; and figure something out.
>
>&gt; &gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; I'm also going to purchase a Suunto X-Lander. One of those wrist 
>computer,
>
>&gt; &gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; altimeter, compass, watch, barometer things. A buddy of mine who 
>works for
>
>&gt; &gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; Galayn's says he can pro deal one for me CHEAP, and has already 
>talked to
>
>&gt; &gt; the
>
>&gt; &gt; rep about my plans. I think it will come in very handy.
>
>&gt; &gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; That's about it for now,
>
>&gt; &gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; Sly
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>&gt;Message: 6
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>&gt;From: Slyatpct@aol.com
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>&gt;Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 08:02:49 EDT
>
>&gt;Subject: Re: [cdt-l] CDT ways and means.......
>
>&gt;To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>
>&gt;Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>&gt;
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>&gt;In a message dated 4/16/2001 11:11:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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>&gt;pctcoach@sopris.net writes:
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>&gt;
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>&gt;
>
>&gt; &gt; Maggot here, that's Margo to the rest of you. Sly, let me
>
>&gt; &gt; know a bit before you reach Twin Lakes, CO. I'm not far
>
>&gt; &gt; from there (maybe an hour or so) and would love to see
>
>&gt; &gt; you.
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Thanks Maggot, with my map skills I'll probably end up wandering 
>through your
>
>&gt;neighborhood anyway!
>
>&gt;
>
>&gt;Sly
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