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[cdt-l] RE: Aldous Lake TH



IMO, There is just no place to leave a car safely where the CDT and I-15
meet, unless you go up to Monida and ask one of the few people now
living there if you could leave it at their place.  We saw cars and
curtains in the windows at about 4-5 "houses" in Monida.

> -----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 11:03 AM
> To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> Subject: Re: [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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