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[cdt-l] RE: Aldous Lake TH



Robert, I appreciate your response.  I'm looking at about a week plus a few
days.  So far, I haven't had any trouble with car vandels, but it is always
a concern.  I've also looked at continuing on to I-15 and finding a place in
that area to leave a car.  Strange, but between Big Sandy up to Aldous Lake
I could end up always moving northward but always hiking south in three
different section hikes.  Very strange!  I just want to hike as much of the
CDT as I can, anyway, however the opportunity presents itself.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Ellinwood" <rellinwood@worldnet.att.net>
To: <cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 8:31 AM
Subject: [cdt-l] RE: Aldous Lake TH


> >wondering if anyone is familiar with the Aldous Lake TH area in MT.
> > I'm  thinking of spotting a car there and go back to Yellowstone and
> hike >north to finish there this summer.
>
> We hiked by that TH last summer and there were a couple cars parked
> there.  Leaving a car in a remote spot like that is a gamble.  From the
> size (width) of the almost-boardwalk trail from the TH to Aldous Lake it
> is obvious there is a lot of use there. Is that good or bad for leaving
> a car at the end of a road like that?  No predicting...
>
> As habitual section hikers, we tend to seek out a place where there is a
> Chief of Police and get permission to park right next to the Police
> Station. In that region, we twice parked our truck at the Ranger Station
> at Old Faithful, where many others were parked and long term parking was
> not a problem. I would think Macks Inn would be an OK place to make
> arrangements.  Much depends on just how long you'll be leaving your
> car... days, weeks, months?  Anyone coming to a remote TH several times
> and seeing the same car parked there might be tempted to "check it out."
>
>
> Another factor is wildlife - from bears to squirrels to mice.  Even
> where we live in a rural setting, we have mice eating wires and
> squirrels building nests in stored cars while we're off hiking.  And it
> can happen almost overnight!  We were talking about it yesterday...
> maybe the warmth of the engine block is an attraction on a cool night.
> As to bears, well, you know the usual warnings.
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cdt-l-admin@mailman.backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-
> > admin@mailman.backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Doug and Sue
> > Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 7:33 AM
> > To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> > Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Snow levels
> >
> > I imagine the snow levels in the Winds will be high, too, about now
> and
> > may
> > cause some high river water in July.  I"m thinking of the Buffalo and
> Soda
> > rivers north of Hwy-287 Brooks lake in WY.
> >
> > also wondering if anyone is familar with the Aldous Lake TH area in
> MT.
> > I'm
> > thinking of spotting a car there and go back to Yellowstone and hike
> north
> > to finish there this summer.
> >
> > I'm rather excited- no thru hike but if all goes well I should be able
> to
> > cover the CDt between Big Sandy and Aldous Lake in MT.
> >
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