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CDT Factoids

Postby postholer » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:46 am

Here is some interesting information about the CDT that you may find useful:

crosses 1939 unique drainages, 1984 different crossings, of which 455 are named
comes within 300 feet of 428 lakes/ponds of which 86 are named
comes within 300 feet of 42 springs of which 3 are named

top 10 largest lakes within 300 feet of the CDT:
Lake Granby
Saint Mary Lake
Twin Lakes
Shadow Mountain Lake
Upper Waterton Lake
Grand Lake
Two Medicine Lake
Monarch Lake
Red Eagle Lake
Swiftcurrent Lake

the CDT crosses:
6 interstates
21 US Highways
40 State highways
40 county roads
553 other roads

min/avg/max elevation: 4192/8869/14275

297.11 miles or 9.85% is between 4000-6000 feet
1176.88 miles or 39.02% is between 6000-8000 feet
858.37 miles or 28.46% is between 8000-10000 feet
525.90 miles or 17.44% is between 10000-12000 feet
157.57 miles or 5.22% is between 12000-14000 feet
0.46 miles or 0.02% is above 14000 feet

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Re: CDT Factoids

Postby gg-man » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:34 pm

Some people count sheep to go to sleep...... postholer counts stream and road crossings. I love these factoids on the trails!
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