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South San Juans in mid-June?

Postby RenoBinge » Sat May 18, 2013 12:49 pm

Hi! I'm new to postholer. Planning to hike a couple segments of the CDT in southern Colorado this summer:

1. June 17-22 Cumbres Pass to Wolf Creek Pass thru the South San Juan Wilderness.

2. July 8-15 Wolf Creek Pass to Howardsville (Silverton) thru the Weminuche.

We're wondering how much snow to expect in the SSJ, and what snow-related gear people might recommend to pack (or leave at home). Also wondering if anyone has exact trail mileages for those sections? How many days should we plan for each segment? Recommendations on campsites, etc? Any difficulty in route-finding in those sections? Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks, RenoBinge
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Re: South San Juans in mid-June?

Postby RenoBinge » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:57 pm

Update on this one if anyone is interested: We hiked from Cumbres Pass to Blue Lake on the Cdt this weekend in far southern Colorado. Snow was minimal and what's left is melting fast. We saw the big plumes of smoke rising from the north in the Pagosa Springs area, and decided to hike out of the South San Juan Wilderness and down to Platoro on Monday afternoon. Good thing we did, as the West Fork fire in the Weminuche is growing really fast. Wolf creek pass/ Hwy 160/ the CDT are all now CLOSED in that area as of this afternoon due to the fire. I hope all the hikers and campers up there are safe and sound.

See: http://www.ksut.org/post/fire-closes-us ... E.facebook

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOC ... 424695.pdf

If you pray, please pray for rain in the southern Rockies.
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