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The section we've hiked where we had the most trouble with water was from Stony Pass (near Silverton) to Wolf
Creek Pass--the Weminuche Wilderness in southern Colorado.  The north half of the trail isn't too bad, but the
second half, especially from the Knife Edge to Piedra Pass, and especially the long, dry ridge from Piedra Pass
to Archuleta Lake--there are water sources if you look and go off the trail a bit (and especially down--but if
you go down off the divide there, you have to (UGHHHHHH!!!) come back up), but we still found ourselves (my
husband and I) planning our days based on where water sources were.

Owen wrote:

> dykstra@pacbell.net wrote:
> >
> > The zip stove sounds really interesting, but I wonder what the Forest Service
> > policy is on such stoves in areas where no fires are allowed.  Several times when
> > we've been on the CDT in southern Colorado no fires were allowed.
> In Glacier this summer a ranger got extremely upset when he saw smoke
> coming from a campsite that was not supposed to have fires.  We calmed
> him down by telling him that it was just a zip stove, but he was not
> happy. I think that during times of serious drought, a zip could be a
> real hazard - or at least perceived as such.
> > Water certainly can be a problem on the CDT, along with altitude sickness.  (The two seem to be related.)
> What sections did you have the worst trouble with water?  Was it during
> dry years, or every year?
> Ginny

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