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[CDT-L] another one says goodbye (long)
- Subject: [CDT-L] another one says goodbye (long)
- Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 14:51:21 -0400
Since we're leaving for the CDT at the end of next week, and life is
getting more chaotic by the day, I thought now would be a good time to say
goodbye to all our friends here on the list. We've enjoyed the
discussions, debates and humor - we'll miss you. We would love to hear
from you while we're gone - so our tentative schedule is attached. We
will have an on-trail e-mail at email@example.com - but obviously
we won't be able to check it very often.
My mood fluctuates from extreme excitement (Only 9 more days - yea!!!), to
panic (Oh my God, what ARE we doing?), to despair (we'll never get it all
done before we leave), to terror (lions and tigers and bears, Oh my!
(actually, snowfields and rivers and bears, oh my), to joy (mountains,
lakes, flowers, wildlife and walking every day - life at its best!) All
thruhikers are a bit crazy - the week before departure, we're downright
lunatics. I had forgotten how much work it is to pack, move and do mail
drops, while trying to keep on training and doing my job. But Life is good.
Still, I'll be very glad to finally be on the trail.
This won't be anything like the AT, I know. It is going to be harder than
I can possibly imagine right now (and I have a good imagination.) But I
also know it will be good. Pray for us if you will - we need all the help
we can get.
We may see some of you at the Ruck in January - after that, who knows?
Mail Drop schedule (tentative)
May 30 Warm Springs/Anaconda start (heading north)
June 7 Lincoln MT 59639 Rest day?
June 12 c/o Benchmark Wilderness Lodge
1 Benchmark Road
Augusta MT 59410
(No mail, resupply only)
June 20 East Glacier, MT 59434 +Rest day
June 29 Anaconda, MT 59711 Travel from Waterton to Butte, Rest day
July 5 Wisdom, MT 59761 +Rest day
July 14 Leadore, ID 83464
July 24 Macks Inn, ID 59858 +Rest day?
July 28 Old Faithful Post Office, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
August 3 Cowboy Village Resort-Togwotee
Moran, WY 83013
August 11 c/o Big Sandy Lodge
#8 Spotted Tail Circle
Rock Springs, WY 82901
August 14 c/o Atlantic City Mercantile
100 E. Main St.
Atlantic City Wy 82520
August 22 Rawlins, WY 82301 +Rest day
Aug. 31 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 +Rest day
Sept. 7 Grand Lake, CO 80447 +Rest day (Labor Day weekend?)
Sept. 13 Silverthorn, CO 80498
Sept. 18 Twin Lakes 81252
Sept. 23 Salida, CO 81201 +Rest day
Sept. 30 Lake City, CO 81235 +Rest day
Oct. 9 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 +Rest day
Oct. 15 Chama, NM 87520 +Rest day
Oct. 21 Ghost Ranch Conference Center
HC 77 Box 11
Abiquiú, New Mexico 87510
Oct. 24 Cuba, NM 87013 +Rest day
Nov. 1 Grants, NM 87020 +Rest day
Nov. 6 Pie Town 87837
Nov. 10 Reserve 87830
Nov. 13 or 15 c/o John Kramer
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
HCR 68 Box 100
Silver City NM 88061
c/o John Kramer
Mimbres Ranger Station
Wilderness Ranger District
Route 11, Box 60
Mimbres, NM 88049
(No mail, resupply only)
Nov. 19 Deming, NM 88030 +Rest day
Nov. 23 Finish?
Nov. 25 Thanksgiving
Obviously, this is all very tentative. We could go faster or slower than
planned, and take fewer or more days off. Weather, post office hours,
equipment problems, etc. will also affect the itinerary.
* The ones in bold are best to send mail to. We'll have to check the Post
Offices in order to pick up our maps. All of the ones that only show a town
should go to Jim and Ginny Owen, c/o General Delivery, U.S. Postal Service.
On all mail, packages etc. write on the outside (lower left corner is good)
"Please hold for CDT hikers, Est. arrival date: x/x/99." Send a week or
two ahead of the expected date. They will generally hold packages for
about 3 weeks, longer if there is an ETA on the outside. If we're running
significantly behind schedule, we'll try to let people know.
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