I've read various tutorials about using online programs to create a route and then have motionX follow that track. It seems to me there are often extra steps so I tried to streamline it to be way more simple. First, I'm using this website that plots the entire route, along roads, via your way points (and has a slew of other handy options too): http://map.netkvik.dk/ I haven't seen anyone suggest that site here but it does a hell of a job - easy, quick, and all the overlays are there for reference. The one limiting factor is that it cannot exceed a maximum of 25 way points. Once complete, this exports a .kml file. To have motionX read it, convert to .gpx with: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert_input Then use itunes - iphone - motionX - add file. Or email it to myself. MotionX can track the file and all associated information. Along with pre-loading all the topography/road map data, the phone is now an independent GPS device on airplane mode! I go to the tracks section and set it to follow the track. Brilliant for $1 Any suggestions to this process? Is there a more elegant way of doing this or more parallel type applications doing the same thing? Am I forgetting one cardinal rule of gps planning? My paper maps are the primary source for navigation. Thanks for any advice.