BLM Designated CDT Route
in Southern New Mexico

Summary


The following table summarizes the water source information for the BLM designated route for the CDT from the Crazy Cook Monument on the Mexican border to Silver City, NM - as we found it to be in April 2006. YMMV

The BLM has installed "stash boxes" in various places, presumably for horse/hiker water caches.

Updated information has been added below as of 1 May 2008. Read carefully.

Both the locations and the status/quality of these water sources are subject to change based on factors that are NOT related to your thruhike and are beyond control by either you or us.

To repeat - the MOST important requirement for a CDT hiker is --- FLEXIBLITY.

So - some general comments on the route and water:


To repeat - the MOST important requirement for a CDT hiker is --- FLEXIBLITY.

Yeah - we said that before - but it CAN'T be said too many times because too few people hear or understand it.

If you click on the links in the description column of the table, there are some pictures of some of the water sources.


Map
Ref #
Description Latitude Longitude Miles from last
1 Mexican border at Crazy Cook Monument N31 29.712 W108 12.516 -
2 windmill and tire (water) N31 30.107 W108 14.490 2.4
3 Sheridan Canyon windmill and tank (solar pump) (water) N31 35.830 W108 20.252 9.7
4 Thompson Canyon windmill with a broken stone cistern (no water) 050108 update - dry - see here N31 38.858 W108 19.765 5.2
5 windmill (water) 050108 update - dry - see here N31 41.952 W108 22.725 5.3
6 tire near tree (water) 050108 update - dry - see here N31 43.490 W108 21.996 1.7
7 cattle tank (turned off) 050108 update - dry - see here N31 44.152 W108 22.564 -
8 windmill, tank and pipe at Rt 81 (water)
there is another windmill ~1 mi north on SR 81 050108 update - water - see here
Unfortunately this source is several miles north of the present SR81/CDT junction. But it IS a possible water source.
N31 45.979 W108 23.021 3.3
9 windmill - timer operated N31 53.919 W108 24.878 12.1
- New Mexico SR 9 N31 58.090 W108 26.300 7.1
10 earth tank - dry N32 00.243 W108 27.541 3.1
11 reservoir tank w/ faucet (water) N32 00.530 W108 28.737 1.8
12 tire (water) N32 01.101 W108 28.628 1.6
13 tank N32 01.200 W108 30.060 -
14 well N32 03.036 W108 30.837 -
15 Large tank in a notch in the Brockman Hills (water) N32 04.512 W108 30.870 4.1
16 tank (turned off) N32 04.296 W108 31.222 -
17 well and trough west of Bertoglio-Merrill ranch at NM SR 113(off-trail)(water but watch out for the Black Widow spider in the well cover) N32 06.018 W108 35.840 5.9
18 tank (turned off) N32 05.665 W108 36.865 -
19 tank (turned off) N32 06.337 W108 37.668 -
20 trough (green) + trough in 1/4 mi (water) N32 07.320 W108 41.503 6.5
21 large tank with trough N32 08.443 W108 42.199 -
22 tank with generator-operated pump (off trail) N32 09.983 W108 43.900 4.3
24 windmill - solar pump (water) N32 13.951 W108 43.913 5.1
25 windmill with reservoir and cattle tank N32 15.169 W108 44.597 1.9
- Lordsburg - - 7.5
26 windmill north of Lordsburg (water) N32 23.734 W108 39.334 5.8
28 tank (turned off) N32 24.307 W108 32.722 -
29 tank (turned off) N32 24.649 W108 32.234 -
30 windmill and tank in Engineer Canyon (water) N32 25.093 W108 31.516 8.2
31 windmill (turned off)(nasty orange water) N32 26.882 W108 30.786 4.2
32 Mud Spring - Mud Spring trail junction N32 36.029 W108 26.173 14.1
-- Silver City N32 46.998 W108 16.105 18.1




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Revised: 15 Nov 2009
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