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    The CT can be almost bug free some years, then...

    The CT can be almost bug free some years, then very buggy other years. It all depends upon where and how fast things dry out during the summer months. The area I have found to be the worst is from...
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    My Zpacks Duplex weighs 23 ounces including...

    My Zpacks Duplex weighs 23 ounces including stakes and bags. It has a built in floor, two doors, and is insect proof. I have about 1300 miles on mine and it is still in good shape. (If you don't...
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    Another consideration. This part of the trail...

    Another consideration. This part of the trail has some portions which are often very dry. Sometimes hikers are forced to go 25 miles from Straight Creek to Kennebec Pass with a dry camp in there...
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    Actually, northern New Mexico and the South San...

    Actually, northern New Mexico and the South San Juans have the highest snowfall and snow water totals in nine years. The only place on the southern CDT that is below normal is the New Mexico bootheel...
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    Finding campsites along the CT is easy. The...

    Finding campsites along the CT is easy. The trail is almost entirely on public lands where camping is allowed. Compared to many other long trails, water is relatively abundant. At the same time,...
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    One really nice feature in Guthooks is the water...

    One really nice feature in Guthooks is the water report. When hikers report on a water source via the app, hikers coming along later are informed about it.
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    By my calculations, bit over 11,000 feet of...

    By my calculations, bit over 11,000 feet of total climb in about 60 miles. It is fairly strenuous in places, with some big climbs.
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    That is a nice hike. Navigation was a bit...

    That is a nice hike. Navigation was a bit confusing in places when I went through, so bring your tools. I think some of that may have been improved. Be prepared to go 15 miles between water sources...
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    You could do a one or two nights out backpack...

    You could do a one or two nights out backpack trip on the official trail and use the CDT shortcut route to return to your car. That would be a total of about 27 miles. It is a beautiful hike. There...
  10. One of the really nice things about the CT is the...

    One of the really nice things about the CT is the water. I usually carry a little bit of chemical treatment, but that is only for a catastrophic filter failure. Filtered Colorado water is delicious.
  11. We had better luck charging a external battery to...

    We had better luck charging a external battery to charge the phone. When connected directly to the phone with the phone on, the phone would beep every time you moved in or out of the shade.
  12. We used a Suntactics charger on the AZT. It did...

    We used a Suntactics charger on the AZT. It did a great job, but about 500 miles into the hike, The USB connection on the top of the panel began failing, and had to be taped to still make a...
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    When you purchase a product sold by The Colorado...

    When you purchase a product sold by The Colorado Trail Foundation store (Databook, guidebook, Mapbook), 100% of any profits go into maintaining the trail. When you purchase from other sources there...
  14. Thread: Sobo 17'?

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    The trail is 3,100 miles long. I guess if you do...

    The trail is 3,100 miles long. I guess if you do 30-35+ miles per day then maybe it is mathematically possible.
  15. The only problem with resupply at Copper is that...

    The only problem with resupply at Copper is that there isn't much there. I would do Breckenridge and just stop at Copper for some great restaraunts. You can resupply there, but much more is...
  16. It is 78 miles on some of the newest as best...

    It is 78 miles on some of the newest as best tread on the CT. It goes high but is not particularly difficult. Probably 4 - 5 days.
  17. American Airlines also flys to Durango. United...

    American Airlines also flys to Durango. United is notorious for cancelling or delaying flights to / from Denver. IMO, American is much more reliable. They fly directly from Dallas to Durango.
  18. You really don't have a whole lot of choices. The...

    You really don't have a whole lot of choices. The towns are few and far between. I would say Breckenridge, Leadville, Salida and Lake City for resupply. The CT doesn't have very many easy segments. ...
  19. If they fly via United Airlines you may be able...

    If they fly via United Airlines you may be able to fly to Durango for little more than the cost of going to Denver. If you book separate flights (Denver and Durango) it will be very expensive, so...
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    I've done the CT six times. I hung my food for...

    I've done the CT six times. I hung my food for the first four times and have used a Usack since. I have never lost any food to any animal, be it a rodent or a bear.

    I encourage you to secure...
  21. Thread: Trail Crews

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    The mosquito deal is a bit of a crap shoot, but...

    The mosquito deal is a bit of a crap shoot, but as Rob says, there is often a dry period in June before the monsoons when they are less likely to be a issue.

    Thank you for getting on a trail...
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    Back to the original question, trail conditions...

    Back to the original question, trail conditions usually are more dependent upon storm activity in March and April than what happens in the winter months. Although there has been a incredible amount...
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    This is who we used. Reliable and reasonable. ...

    This is who we used. Reliable and reasonable.

    Ken's Shuttle Service (520-604-6939) can transport up to 4 hikers to the trailhead(s) of your choice on Passages 1-13. On- or off-highway travel is...
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    Sticky: Updated 2017 waypoint data is now available at...

    Updated 2017 waypoint data is now available at http://Www.bearcreeksurvey.com. Quite a few new water sources have been added to the waypoints list and maps, and they will also appear in the next...
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    The Marmots are your biggest issue. I've had good...

    The Marmots are your biggest issue. I've had good luck preventing Marmot damage by putting mothballs under the car and on the engine.
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