Canning Stock Route - .gpx files?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by Jäger 1, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

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    Hi all:

    Well, as winter is nearly over here (never really got started), our lifties and whatnot should be headed back home to you soon.

    And my good friend not too far behind them...

    Anyways, a buddy of mine, former SAS sort, feels he hasn't challenged himself much lately since turning 60. So he has gotten it into his head that he is going to ride the 2000 kms or so of the Canning this coming August on a mountain bike - not a motorcycle. He's quite the methodical planner and very capable of taking care of himself, but asked me as his friendly GIS buddy to help with the track/route planning bit for the GPS.

    So with that in mind, does anyone have a .gpx or .gbd file for the Canning? Preferably, one that has been ground truthed in the last year or so. I have found two on line of dubious quality and origin online.

    I'll take any and all I can get; will help him sort through all versions of data before coming up with a final version for the trip.

    Thanks in advance to all who can help.
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  2. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    Try a PM to inmate Philth to see if he can help you.

    I miss skiing in BC
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  3. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

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    Well, my buddy is a heli pilot living in Whistler and I've been staying with him since January 3d. I haven't seen frost on my windshield, never mind snow, in that time. Lots and lots of rain though... lots of ski hills barely opened this year. I ski patrol at Kimberley and did all my patrol days until leaving on my rock hoppers. I doubt I would have changed to my good skis if I'd stayed for the rest of the winter.

    Suffice it to say, this year you didn't miss too much skiing in BC.

    Thanks for the tip on the fellow inmate; will drop him a line.
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  4. rider911

    rider911 Shortcut Navigator

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    If you can wait till the end of June, send me a PM and I will have a real fresh log.
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  5. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

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    Thank you! I look forward to that.

    Laurence lands in Oz late in July and starts off around August 1st if I remember correctly. If this is of any help, this is what I've found and posted up to date:

    http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=vkcrahptnntynxri

    <iframe src="http://www.gpsies.com/mapOnly.do?fileId=vkcrahptnntynxri&mode=kmlTour" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" frameborder="0" height="800" width="1200"></iframe>
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  6. shaun66

    shaun66 Been here awhile

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    Thats funny, i was going to say the same as rider911. Hopefully his track is spot on, because i'm going with him. :ricky
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  7. Horseonly

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    Hi chaps, heading down the Canning in Late April 16. Does anyone have an update .gpx file??? Many thanks in advance...
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  8. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    bump ?
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  9. Gaynor

    Gaynor Adventurer

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    How did Laurence get on?
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