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[cdt-l] Good campsites... was timber sale on the CDT
- Subject: [cdt-l] Good campsites... was timber sale on the CDT
- From: email@example.com (Ginny & Jim Owen)
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 23:21:25 -0500
If you take the Anaconda Cut-off, camp at Twin Lakes - the upper one, I
think. It has a gorgeous campsite, one of the prettiest on the trail.
Actually, a lot of the lakes in the A-P were beautiful, even under snow. It
is a popular area with backpackers. Warren Lake was as beautiful as Jim Wolf
said it would be. We had so many good campsites though on the CDT. Given
that so much of the country is open, you have the possibility of incredible
sunsets and star-filled nights almost all the time. I have dozens of
memories of beautiful evenings and sunrises watching deer, elk or moose
grazing in meadows, or alpenglow on the peaks above us.
>Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Good campsites... was timber sale on the CDT
>Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 17:07:17 EST
>In a message dated 12/19/2001 1:35:02 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > We were told last summer that it would be about 19 miles of burned area
> > walk through. It turned out that from Gibbons Pass (just north of Chief
> > Joseph Pass) to a spot roughly a third of the way up from Johnson Lake
> > Rainbow Pass #1 - a distance of about 37.5 miles - we either walked
> > skirted very closely, or looked immediately down on blackened forest.
>Thirty-seven and a half miles of burnt out forest? Oh well, I guess it's
>better than road walking around.
> > In this same stretch, about mile 11.7 , segment 14, of the Lynna
> > Westcliffe Publ MT/ID CDT guide, don't overlook the good water (and
> > camping) less than a half mile down Buck Creek Tr 198 to the north. The
> > min topo shows it. Good spot at right end of meadow, adorned with elk
> > horse skull on tree (no extra charge).
>Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out, but no doubt that's where the
>guidebook map splits at center and is hard to spot. I take it it's the
>opposite direction of where the guidebook writes of Mussigbrod Lake and
>no mention of Skull Meadows or the water?!
>Anyway, that's the first campsite that's been recommended and I'm liking
>that! Any others, some of spectacular beauty that shouldn't be missed?
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