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#1 Posted : Monday, October 30, 2006 8:18:14 PM(UTC)

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It's time to write a comparison between the three major long paths in the u.s. did COPY and PASTE the message of Khalid concatenating assignment from a year ago (against PCT) but I change some of the things he wrote and not completely agree with them. .

Pacific Crest Trail Pacific Crest Trail built in the Western United States, about 100 miles from the Pacific based on the experience accumulated from the apalazim.

Bill watershed CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL 37th is about 1000 miles from the Pacific. It is now mostly route, at breaking trail, forest routes, on dirt roads. Although parts of it are built every year in Montana, I highly doubt he ever completed in New Mexico (too many private farms) and his route there will always be a big part of dirt.

(At first I was going to write all of a different color, but I'm too lazy to do so I trust your intelligence)







Mexico (California, Oregon, Washington) to Canada

Mexico (New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana) to Canada


About 2150 (takes about five months for the average traveler, nine and a half months)

Approximately 2650 miles (takes about 5 months to the average traveler.)

2400 up to 3100 miles, depending on the path (usually the THRUHIKERS do around 2500-2600 miles in five to six months I took five and a half)

As Greece and start time to THRUHIKERS:

90% (1000-3000 hikers) going North and usually between early March and early may, depending on the rate.  10% going South from mid-May to mid-September, about 15% finished.

98% (size of 150 people) going North when 90% of them start at the KICKOFF EVENT that occurs on the last weekend of April, near the Mexican border.  2% going South, the traditional shatarich is mid-June.  Not recommended for reasons of topography, loneliness and lack of water caches when you go south.

About 50% are going North-South, but 50% accurate statistics difficult to accept simply because only about 10-20 people trying to do the route every year. The year finished two people who went north in mid-April (three did 90% of the track) and six completed South (beginning June 15).   There is a huge debate between if favorable walking North to those who favor walking South, but in the end, success depends on the weather.  I would recommend to go up North and start relatively early in mid-April and hope for luck (essential in any of CDT THRUHIKE) with the amount of snow inColorado .  That way you can skip the North if there is too much snow, what cannot be done on foot.

The amount of trail is complete:



50%-70% (depending on the chosen path and path setting)

Main range:


Sierra Nevada, kskides

The Rockies.

Temperature characteristic of someone who makes for winter:

10 to 10.

20 (mohabi area) up to 40? (Most of the path covered by snow in winter)

10 (near the Mexican border) to 40? (Almost all the existing path covered with snow in winter)

Typical summer temperatures to NORTHBOUNDER:

0 to 40° c

5 to 30 degrees (and 40 + one day mohabi area)

5 to 30 degrees (and 35 + for a few days in southern Wyoming)

Humidity and precipitation:

Very moist, almost every day. A 30% or more of rain every day.

Dry to very dry.  Normally until September encounter at 0-5 rainy days. Then a week of rain and/or snow, Kal in Washington would be about average. If you have more than 15 days of rain on the trail, you can consider yourself unlucky.

Dry to very dry. Rain likely in the afternoon inColorado from mid-June until late August that may include Lightning (dangerous!) snow and slushy rain.  The clouds usually fade toward darkness. Getting there early/late season or the total reduction agenda, the tree line in the afternoon usually prevent this problem.      In Montana, there's a chance for a few days of rain/snow.

Peak elevation:

2025 m

4415 m

4000-4500 m (depending on route)

Low point:

50 m above sea level

50 m above sea level

1200 m above sea level

Average height:

1000 m

2000 m

2500-3000 m

View style:

80% deciduous forest (closed and lack of views after who were grown) 15% open pine forest (mostly in Maine) 5% (almost entirely in the White Mountains)

75% 15% open pine forest apparel (high desert vegetation in Southern California) 10% open

70-80% open pine forest 20-30% open

Landscape quality:

Medium summer gathering.  Amazing during casting

See amazing without coach

Between flat and boring without coach

Trail quality:

Moderate to good.

Good to great.

Doesn't exist until well


Moderate to good.

What is topographic? (ExceptColorado and parts of Montana it is medium)

Slope Trail:

Up to 30%

Up to 10%

Up to 45% (on average less steep haplch)


Abundant in most of the time.

Thanks-caches every 10 to 15 miles (and usually much less.)

No water caches all 20 miles in southern New Mexico (Ghost stations originate and are sometimes a pokapt quality). All 20-30 miles on the red desert in Wyoming.  In abundance in most of the rest of the path.


Primarily squirrels and snakes

Some bears and plenty of cows

Lots of cows in New Mexico. Lots of great wildlife in Yellowstone and Montana including wolves and Grizzlies bosses in North

Changed: log cabins (you can use the summary in 99% of nights)

The most northern for/tent (you can use ב95% summary nights)

Outdoors/camping (you can use the summary in 98% of nights)
Supply and towns:

Towns close to the trail. The rides quite easy in most countries small shops are more expensive as you go north. There is no point in shipping food. There are lots of shops selling cheap trips to expensive equipment.

Distant towns the trail. The toughest rides Southern California but improves as you go north. Flash supply in the small shops and sometimes costly.   Don't recommend sending food packages to anywhere except for WARNER SPRINGS and STHEIKEN (both the early and walk the track, respectively).  The path of the three in terms of food. There are a few shops and most expensive equipment.

The relatively large towns. Most towns in New Mexico are on track (because luck in New Mexico the rides really hard) in other places remote from towns trail but in kolorodo and Wyoming really easy. The sometimes difficult in Montana. Until the supply is Yellowstone big stores (a Wal-Mart) in major towns and is surprisingly affordable. North of the small shops and the much more expensive but the major towns as tztidot Salomon and Anaconda ashyoya save money. There are many stores inColorado trips (and hardly anywhere else) and they range from medium to very expensive. I would recommend to send the town food package three places along the trail-PIE TOWN and GHOST RANCH in New Mexico and SOUTH PASS CITY in Wyoming.  (In the last 14 in the summer don't even water, but you can buy/sponge water at tourists is also used as a post office). Yellowstone package delivery (OLD FAITHFULL VILLAGE P. O) and possibly another town in Montana may be worthwhile financially because the stores are very expensive there.   In no way was I suggest you rely on package deliveries throughout the route, especially inColorado, because it would ruin your flexibility in the schedule is necessary to complete the C.D.T.


In bulk, too

The group in the growing North NORBOUNDERS has in abundance. If you don't have a lot less.

Almost no

Trail Angels:

A lot

Increase from year to year and far more devoted (you can rely on water caches they put)

Coke once inColorado was all TRAIL MAGIC that I and others found on the trail

In summary

Apalch Trail:


Because it's for your dream for years.

Because you can get drunk every other day.

Because the company

Because for the apalch is the best school in the world to walk long distances, if you end it can make any Bill in the world.

Because the trail in casting.

Because if you do the first PCT to be very hard to do AT the

Why not:

Because of the weather.

Because all three trails, this is the toughest, most physical ups and downs, fewest views and less rewarding.

Because you hate POINTLESS PUDS-UPS AND DOWNS and climbing hills where fire towers were demolished for connection sizes

Because the green tunnel and an interior life ... "you going all day.

Because of alcohol every other day.

Because there are too many people.

Because there is desolation.

Because you know there are better paths.

P.C. T:


Because the KICKOFF event near Mexico to give you three days of the seminar for you to know everything there is to know about the path in front of you and feed you at the same time (and all free)

Because you won't find a path with more views.

Because the company that they travel and meet serious TRAILBUMS

Because the trail is designed smart makes it easiest for physically.

Because of the weather.

Because of the tremendous diversity of the path.

Because you can find waste land (if you want)

Because it's

Why not:

Because each delivered two days cannot be drunk.

That you must save an average of 20 miles per day (not very hard)

Because this is not the apalch.

That the PCT will you spoiled, and asked you to go a better built (and Bill built.)

That probably won't be able to leave the country by the end of April (well ... Maybe it's only right for me)

C.D. T

Why not:

That's not right.

That are lost for every day

Because you need to determine your path.

Because you hate cows.

Because Southern New Mexico


That's not finished.

That are lost for every day

Because you need to determine your path.

Because you love cows

Because Northern Wyoming and Montana.

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