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Old 06-03-2010, 07:06 PM   #16
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Are these gps files still reasonably current?
Planning on riding segments this fall.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:17 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by TexasShadow
Are these gps files still reasonably current?
Planning on riding segments this fall.
Which tracks?

I have the latest as far as I know on
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #18
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Does anyone have anything that's been updated in awhile?
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Humunn View Post
Hey guys,

The nice folks at were the original ones to take the time to map and waypoint the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route. Without them we wouldn't have the information on the route to enjoy.
Originally Posted by boney View Post
I respect the efforts of the OOHVA people. But the maps aren't worth what they're charging.
+1 on the maps and reply. Both are correct. I purchased one section to see what they are like. I found two problems with the paper maps. Cost wasn't one of them because I don't mind paying folks for good research and work.

First, there is no way to keep paper maps up to date, especially if the base map source is out of date. On the other hand, gps points have the same problem with road closures, etc. as soon as they are posted. Change happens but it happens to a greater degree with paper than e-files because paper is updated less frequently.

The big problem for me was that once you buy all the maps for an OBCDR trip you have a stack of paper as big as a small metropolitan area phone book. That may be fine for the aluminum pannier, electric air pump, Kermit chair, and cooler crowd, or the Jeep crowd, but it doesn't for those riding fast and light with a GiantLoop and bivy bag. Also, the size of the books means they are only good to use while pulled over and parked. There's no way to make it work in a tank bag map holder.

These are not complaints, just facts. The paper maps have a purpose, just not for everybody.

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