Making of the "Oklahoma Adventure Trail"

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by OKlr, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    I've kinda put my part of this on hold until after my move (on Christmas). Then once its riding weather again i'm going exploring in the Osage country.
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  2. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    That's going to be one of the more scenic parts of the trail! :ricky
    Pick up where I left off in Cleveland, should be a nice ride.

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  3. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    I am lost when it comes to the GPS. I know I want one for Christmas but not sure which to tell Mrs. Santa that I want. Any recomendations???

    Also wondering if I can open these files you are posting on my laptop....?
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  4. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    download either garmin basecamp, or google earth. If you get basecamp also download the free topo maps available on gpsdepot

    as far as a gps, i would sugest one that is waterproof, and the best one's will have a cradle system to where you don't half to plug in plugs, just clicks in. the garmin zumo line is cool. alot use the nuvi 500 also
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  5. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    Changed the routing slightly south of Perry to a worse dirt rd. Updated first post with updated file
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  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    right on!
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  7. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    after looking at the county maps i had it routed through a bunch of private property. so osage county is fixed. here is the latest with the latest download.

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  8. Shawnee Bill

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    How did you determine it was routed through private property? I was looking forward to riding it the way you had it, I think I will still give it a try but it will be after the first of the year.
    I have ridden a lot of the new route a couple of years ago, that is a fun ride also. Right through the middle of a buffalo herd :eek1


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  9. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    I just finished the OAT yesterday, joined by Cropear most of the way.
    We inadvertently followed the October version of the route.

    He's the tech guy and will be posting our route soon. I'll chime in with additional comments about gated roads, private property, etc. and will answer any questions.

    Nice job OKlr. Thanks.

    Ben Crawford
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  10. Shawnee Bill

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    Way to go! :clap
    Did you ride the whole thing?

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  11. OKDQ

    OKDQ Been here awhile

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    +1 and did you ride the whole thing in one outing? How many days did it take? Looking forward to taking a whack at this myself, but prolly not until spring!
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  12. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    We followed the posted route as best as we could, but there were places we had to reroute.
    So, yes, I did the whole thing, but my tracks will differ from OKlr's route occasionally.

    I'd do it again, too.
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  13. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    I should get back to work, but......

    Details will come later, but I left Frederick (home) Wednesday morning and got back here Tuesday afternoon.
    I covered 1562 miles; this includes the miles getting to and from the route.
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  14. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    Congrats kilted :clap

    hope you can join us for LROTY and tell more about your adventure
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  15. Shawnee Bill

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    This boy deserves a metal! :deal Or something.

    We deserve a ride report. :wink:

    You spent an entire week away from home without ever leaving Oklahoma? Well except for that little into Texas and Arkansas.


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  16. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    I was looking at it on google earth and realized that it was routed through a back yard of a guys trailer, then it went into a bunch of private property.

    I used the odot county maps and looked at the roads that were gravel or dirt and used them. the new route through osage county goes through the buffalo grazing area too. should be cool.
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  17. OKlr

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    That is GREAT!! i'm really excited to hear about it. Since i havn't been able to and ride the route myself i've mostly just been making it from the office. Hope you guys took some pictures. Give us any updates we need to make to the trail and i'll get it changed.

    I should add a list to the first page of usernames of people that have rode the entire thing.
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  18. cropear

    cropear Adventurer

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    The Grey Line is the Route Traveled on the Oklahoma Adventure Trail. The Red Line are areas of conflict, impassable, or missed/omitted from this ride.
    I am converting this data into GPX and KML format and will post directly.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/_1Z3fTSlSoyP218qBUADegJMuarhPAz_dSLEu4K6ln0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FFciFaI966k/UMjtFTv8ERI/AAAAAAABU4s/WLhQZI4LZXk/s800/OAT.jpg" height="669" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101950145228844552060/November202012?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">November 20, 2012</a></td></tr></table>
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  19. cropear

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/aVFTwEBpUTGC3Se1d9jLZgJMuarhPAz_dSLEu4K6ln0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pr66CQcd5Ws/UMkCv6n2cKI/AAAAAAABU5c/058a4VkRRE8/s800/SEOAT.jpg" height="530" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101950145228844552060/November202012?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">November 20, 2012</a></td></tr></table>

    This is SE OK. Areas of Red are area that are either gated or contested. At least two of the red lines should be removed as they where gated with the word "Hunting Club" in the title.
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  20. cropear

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JJA1h8LA6CcJxDCe2m7AQAJMuarhPAz_dSLEu4K6ln0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J6GfZt31iP0/UMkDk4TreBI/AAAAAAABU5c/49-qs9yLNd8/s800/SEOAT1.jpg" height="530" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101950145228844552060/November202012?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">November 20, 2012</a></td></tr></table>
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