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[cdt-l] RE: Aldous Lake TH
- Subject: [cdt-l] RE: Aldous Lake TH
- From: email@example.com (Doug and Sue)
- Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 11:02:30 -0400
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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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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: email@example.com [mailto:cdt-l-
> > firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Doug and Sue
> > Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 7:33 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Snow levels
> > I imagine the snow levels in the Winds will be high, too, about now
> > may
> > cause some high river water in July. I"m thinking of the Buffalo and
> > rivers north of Hwy-287 Brooks lake in WY.
> > also wondering if anyone is familar with the Aldous Lake TH area in
> > I'm
> > thinking of spotting a car there and go back to Yellowstone and hike
> > to finish there this summer.
> > I'm rather excited- no thru hike but if all goes well I should be able
> > cover the CDt between Big Sandy and Aldous Lake in MT.
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