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[cdt-l] 2003 Sobos
Others will probably have other comments & opinions, but mine are below *
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Subject: [cdt-l] 2003 Sobos
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 15:09:51 -0600
From: "Kam Mudd" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Heading to Glacier in early June to start our Sobo trip & have miscellaneous
questions for any & all who can help out...
Routing ?s: I know the Anaconda cutoff takes you right into town, but what
are you missing in terms of scenery?
* I hiked around Butte... There is a nice section of trail NE of Butte
(although it only lasts a half-day. I had a good time making up a route south
of Butte as the designated route was a lot of roads. "they" are building new
sections of trail SE of Butte to get off the roads, but they're not done yet.
The area west of I-15 to hwy274 is pretty nice, it's a lot of ATV trails, but I
didn't see any ATVs in 2001. The country around Larkspur Spring was very nice.
I suppose it depends on your priorities & schedule. I didn't mind days without
"mind-blowing scenery", for me it was just important to be out there. But, you
don't miss anything spectacular by taking the Cutoff.
Same with the Macks Inn vs. Henry lake
* I did the Macks Inn route, so I can't really say, but I heard the other route
Also, any good routing info/advice to include Cirque of
the Towers? Any other awesome alternative routes will be greatly accepted!
* You can head up past shadow lake, etc & over Texas Pass then south over
Jackass Pass and pick up the route again at Big Sandy Lake. The problem is this
will by-pass Big Sandy Lodge, which is a crucial stop. If you plan to stop at
Big Sandy Lodge, I'd suggest doing an "out and back from Big Sandy Lake to
Jackass Pass & back again, then continuing on your way. You might be able to
stash/hang your pack making the side-trip easier.
There are a bunch of other alternate routes in the winds & in other places. I
think someone published a book of alternate routes... I also have a number of
them drawn on my maps. (including the Cirque)
Resupply ?s: Is Lima worth the trip?
* Lima isn't a "really awesome town", but I had fun there. Logistically, it's a
good stop. I had an aweful time hitching back to the trail, but most did not.
There are only very minimal supplies at the gas station... but a good restaurant.
Recommendations on resupplying at
Dubois vs Togwatee Lodge, S Pass City vs. Lander
* If you can get everything you need in your mail-drops, S. Pass City will work
fine. If you need to buy food or other supplies, try Lander. Lander is a good
place to pick up new equipment too - NOLS is headquartered there. I'm not sure
if there's a store in Atlantic City, but that might be another option.
, Monarch Lodge vs. Salida.
Also, Sly just mentioned sending a package to the Monarch Pass store...is
this possible? Ph#/Address to inquire?
And can you resupply out of Hachita & the store at Gila?
* There isn't much of anything to buy in Hachita... there is a restaurant
though & you can get snockered at the Hachita Saloon if you time it right ;)
We're shop as you goers, but will mail things from trail when needed.
Kam "Snowball" & Miracle Mike
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