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[cdt-l] a few more random questions (NM, WY)



Thanks for all the help CDT people!  I'm sure I'll be asking more questions
as the hike approaches...

The Gila Cliff Dwellings route looks pretty easy to follow actually, and our
friends will find us somehow in Wyoming.  :)

Have a good monday all,
Jane



>From: "Jonathan Ley" <jonathan@phlumf.com>
>Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>To: <cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
>Subject: RE: [cdt-l] a few more random questions (NM, WY)
>Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 21:25:47 -0700
>
>For your NM question, there are few ways to go "north" of the cliff
>dwellings, I think all of them are good... I haven't mapped the entire
>route that heads up the west fork & connects to the middle fork at "the
>meadows". But, the trails in the area are rather well-hiked & you should
>be able to find your way without too much difficulty (you're in a canyon
>afterall!). The only place I briefly lost the trail in that area was in
>"the meadows"... but if you just keep heading up/down stream, you'll
>encounter a trail again.
>
>As for the Togwotee area... I'm not sure what you mean by 26/187
>"ending"... the road heads east all the way through Dubois & beyond, to
>the west, it heads to Moran. (Maybe I just don't understand what you're
>saying...). Anyway, the only thing I'd mention is that Brooks Lake Road
>intersects the hwy in 2 places (I believe) - it's U-shaped. So, if you
>plan to meet at the junction of the hwy & brooks lake road, just make
>sure you're at the right junction.
>
>Actually, I'm not sure any of this makes any sense... but I guess I'll
>send the e-mail anyway.
>
>Good Luck! Remember, you can never experience the joy of being found if
>you never get lost!
>
>-Jonathan
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: cdt-l-admin@mailman.backcountry.net
>[mailto:cdt-l-admin@mailman.backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Jane Haxby
>Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 11:08 AM
>To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>Subject: [cdt-l] a few more random questions (NM, WY)
>
>Hi again folks,
>
>Thanks for your earlier responses to my route and bearbagging questions
>--
>Sly, we will certainly take into account the alternates you mentioned.
>Now
>I have some other random, fairly last minute (leaving in about a month
>for
>the Cliff Dwellings) questions....
>
>First,  in New Mexico:
>
>I have been comparing the Jonathan Ley maps with the CDTS route, and
>find
>some discrepancies (of course).  One that is particularly confusing, but
>probably easily solvable once we get there, is the few miles just north
>of
>the Cliff Dwellings -- it looks like there's an extra 6 miles or so on
>the
>Ley maps before they correspond to the Wolf route, which is supposed to
>start  (well, end, I'm reading Wolf backwards as we're going Northbound)
>at
>the parking lot of the Cliff Dwellings.  Am I just reading things wrong,
>or
>have others noticed this?  Also, and this may be a dumb question, can we
>drink (after filtering) the water in the Gila?  Wolf mentions springs
>and
>such to the side, leading me to think, no.
>
>And second, in Wyoming:
>
>We are ending our hike in Yellowstone, and friends are planning to join
>us
>for the last week or slightly less into the park.  Does anyone have
>suggestions for where to meet?  They would like to fly in and then
>figure
>out probably some combo of public transportation and hitching.  Looking
>at
>Ley and Delorme, it seems to me that a good spot to meet up would be
>along
>an alternate route marked on the Ley map, just west of Togwotee Pass,
>where
>Highway 26 and 287 end (the eastern terminus) and turn into Forest Road
>30050/Buffalo Valley Road.  This road stops at a campsite (according to
>Delorme) where I assume there will be a parking lot.  Is anyone familiar
>with this little stretch?  Anyone know anything about transportation
>there?
>
>And lastly, it seems that Dan and I have ordered two of the same maps,
>one
>of which is still on its way.  So we have an extra of the FS Mt. Taylor
>Ranger Distrinct Map (NM).  Once I get the extra, probably in a couple
>days,
>I'd be happy to send it out to anyone who wants it -- maybe a
>southbounder
>or someone planning for another year?  First to email me is welcome to
>the
>map, just send me your address and I'll mail it to you.
>(janehaxby@hotmail.com).
>
>Think that's it for now.  Thanks for all your help.  Happy hiking,
>Jane
>
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