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    Default CT Fuel Canisters

    Hi ya, Hikers,

    I'm planning to thru the CT this late summer/fall and am wondering about the specific availability of (MSR/Jet Boil type) fuel canisters along the route.

    I've read Mr. Mags' site and comments and have emailed him re: this question.

    I am familiar with mailing canisters, having done so to several locations along the AT in '08, and will mail to the CT if need be.

    Info is much appreciated.
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    I'll just copy and paste what I wrote you.

    In general, you should be able to find fuel canisters in:

    Denver area
    Breck or Frisco
    Leadville
    B Vista
    Salida
    Creede
    Durango

    EDIT: And I just updated my doc with this info...



    Hmm...I guess buying canisters should not be too hard afterall

    Just takes a little more planning than the AT.
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    Ok, Mr. Mags... Following your lead, here's what I found out. Took about an hour on the phone. Most had 4 oz (MSR and Jet Boil) and 8 oz MSR canisters.

    Denver area - Pick one!
    Breckenridge - Mt Outfitters - 970-453-2201
    Leadville - Bill's Sporting Goods - 719-486-0739
    Buena Vista - Trailhead Sports - 719-395-8002
    Salida - Salida Mt Sports - 719-539-4400
    Creede - San Juan Sports - 719-658-2482

    In Durango, I'd call Gardenswarts first. However, as I'm SOBO I won't need to get a canister there.

    Thanks for the prompts, Mags.

    See you in the colors!
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    Thanks for the work! It is info like this that helps me keep the guide current. I'll be sure to add it and add a "THANKS"

    Mags, non-professional hiker.
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