Mobius 9 Prelim route

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by DR. Rock, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    NOTE: ...revised 3/30/2012 with helpful feedback, and new intel. This is our FINAL DRAFT, loaded onto our 60/76csx's and what we will be attempting to ride. Same general route, but now fully scouted on Google Earth to make sure something exists on the ground that might be a road or trail. I'm using the Garmin 24K topo maps (ID-North Central, OR+CA+NV-West, and UT-Southwest), except where noted, then I used the Topo 2008 maps. Routing is set to "Follow Road" "Shortest Distance", all "Avoid" options are unchecked. While on Topo2008, routing is direct, point-to-point from buoy to buoy (the icons -- not actual buoys, it's the desert, ya'know)

    Because of the variation in how different computers & GPS units auto-route, I've converted the routes to tracks, and uploaded them as well. We HAVE NOT ridden this route... they are computer-generated tracks only, please don't presume this route is passable -- there may be locked gates, private property, washed out roads, or snowed-in passes. I will post our actually ridden tracks when we return. :deal
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    Originally posted 3/19...

    ID falls south to Tour of Idaho T2, following it
    west to Oregon, continuing to Crater Lake (I know, east rim will still be snowed in),
    Southeast through CA to Gerlach, then across the Great Basin, via Pony Express and east to Bunnyville salt flats, then
    North of Great Salt Lake past the Golden Spike, then North to pick up the start of Tour of Idaho T2,
    Back to Idaho falls.

    2156miles. :evil

    May 11-29.

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    pt's 1-4 attached.

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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  3. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    attached. Posted by request.

    -- comments, advice, discussion here, or better yet, in the Mobius trip -9 thread. :1drink

    tx.

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    (Note -- From UT border back to ID Falls is included in Part 1)

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  5. mattnnc

    mattnnc n00b

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    Rock- wondering when you will be in the area- thinking I may ride up there, somewhere with a few of my peeps if available. Maybe we can link up, maybe we can't. Either way, we wish you luck and nothing but the best hospitality in the great state of Nevada.
    Cheers,
    Matt
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  6. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Matt,
    looks to be about halfway -- May 17-20th. To hook up with us, best advice is to follow us on spot, check in with the NOAA snow cover overlay's, and intercept along our route. PM me your email for our cell / email contact info, and we'll try to initiate communication when we're on the grid around Crater Lake / Klamath Falls. :freaky
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  7. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Using IMGfromGPX I've created an M9 overlay map image of our route (a continuous track converted from the routes as spec'ed in Basecamp). If anyone's interested in intercepting us, this may be helpful, since the converted tracks used to generate this image each contain ~5000 points at full resolution. The same tracks when pared down to <500 points to fit on a 60/76 series gps will leave out a fair amount of detail.

    The .gmap file gets loaded onto your computer (double clicking in Mac, using GMTK for PC) and then compiled along with the usual maps you load onto your GPS.

    When selected to "show" on the gps, the M9 map will appear as a green line visible along with whatever other map you also have showing (Topo, CNNA, etc.).

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    You can still load the waypoints and routes provided in the .gpx files above, but this overlay will be rock solid insurance that you'll have our exact route, in a way that auto-routes may not be once recalculated on different units, and it'll have more detail following the trail than multiple filtered tracks and as a bonus doesn't tie up any track memory, in fact, it's loaded on the sd card, and is tiny, only 234kb.

    If you'd like the .gmap file, PM me your email and I'll send it-- unfortunately, only .gpx files can be attached here.
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  8. caver

    caver Missouri The Cave State

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    Gerlach: It's cool to ride across the dry lake bed. Head towards Trego ditch for a soak. The water is scalding where it comes out clear and cools as it heads away from the RR tracks. That area though is closed during the BM gathering and for a few weeks after. Also Fly Geyser is in that general area. You have to view it though a zoom lens as the property is posted.
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  9. stormdog

    stormdog Been here awhile

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    Coming to this post kind of late, But the "dry lake bed " mentioned above can be a real wet mess this time of year
    In spots the ground can change from power robbing soft to ice rink slippery in a few hundred feet
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  10. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Thanks for the intel. We'll likely take a pass on riding across Black rock lake bed-- it's not clear to me where we'd be able to cross the railroad tracks on the other side. We'll be at Bunnyville salt flats later on in the trip, so I imagine we'll get our flat-out speed jag topped off there. :wink:
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