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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by R-dubb, Dec 30, 2005.
Read closer, not for my Private Libraries, just register and download.
The "WIDOW"... I like it.
best way to view .gbd files?
This is not a PCQ question or even a West question! People on general GPS Thead can help you more.
Any good GPS program opens gdb files like MapSource, BaseCamp, and several 3rd party applications.
I appreciate your response either way.
Since this is starting to sound a little grumpy to me, let me clear this download issue up a little. As Countdown said, I went on the GPSXchange and downloaded his very detailed very well done tracks in gpx format and it auto loaded into basecamp after saving the tracks to my computer. It was very easy to do even for me. Following the directions takes a little longer but often saves the most time.
My question as a new member to GPSXchange was if I could download without first uploading a track. Countdown put his tracks on in such a way that one can simply log on and download the tracks. I think we all should appreciate the hard work that goes into creating and posting the tracks we ride. Getting into a debate or even a little dare I say "snippy" conversations about computer and download issues is counter productive. Just my .02.
Again thanks Countdown for the tracks.
I am just glad people want to use my tracks. Since this was a thread about a Route not how to use your GPS, I probably stated over harshly that general GPS questions should be asked on a general GPS thread, just expecting common sense. As Pablo pointed out above there are lots of solutions, and probably asking Goggle how to open gdb would probable get you an answer. Since I am a Garmin user since they came out, I just click and gdb opens. Some may wonder why I post on GpsXchange.com In the past they had a much higher file size limit combined with the fact that they allow gdb and AdvRider does not. gdb is about 5x more efficient in file size. Also with the Private Libraries section on GpsXchange it is so easy to find the Tracks you are looking for. BTW I have many thousands of miles of Tracks in almost every western state.
south of hwy 88 there are a bunch of X's. Some denote mt. peaks and such but some (more than a few) are labeled as gates. Anybody wanna chime in to tell me what the gates are all about and if I am going to be able to get around them? (when the time comes of course)
Also, the new updated versions of the pcq seem to just add a red trail, and it doesn't seem to be as accurate or detailed as the trail before, could you give me the lowdown on that too?
Ron, I would be glad to help but your questions are not real clear. You are looking at complete file on GpsXchange.com correct?
The gates are at Sierra Pacific land. They don't say "keep out" and you can ride a bike around them. As to getting around them there is also the "No Gates" Track that guess what? goes around the section with the gates if you are concerned.
Rather than say "new updated versions" why not use file name that have date imbedded. Current version is "PCQ 15-6-02". I have no clue what "just a red trail" is all about. Usually any Track that has "HW" suffix for Hard Way is Red where as the main way is Dark Green and Adv bypasses are Dark Magenta.
You can PM me questions or get my e-mail or come by my house in Carson City since you are in Reno.
From your Google Maps page I did a download/save as .kml
Then if you use BaseCamp you can import it directly
1. there are many flagged waypoints that start with A, B, C, ... I'm guessing those are by day-of-trip?
2. there are a number of those with just a number (J2.10, J2.20, I2.10-17) and are not on the track. What are those? Or were they discussed in the thread and I missed it.
3. I registered on gpsXchange and found your private library (http://www.gpsxchange.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4409). Looks like there is lots of other good stuff there.
4. Got your latest version. Is the 2004 version there the one of RDub's original trip?
5. Finally, whatever one's feelsings about MapSource (vs BaseCamp or other), I find it a great "gpx viewer". And it is free for download. And of course, one can load a .gdb as well (and save as .gpx if desired).
I am guessing the Google Map page is the hijack from Pablo.
Just go to GPSXchange.com and open file with BC or MS Google adds nothing of value.
1. There are no such way points in my file.
3. No Question but, Yes there is many thousands of miles.
4. Yes there just to compare what I have done.
5. No Question but MapSource is all I use
Nice work Countdown! I'm just researching for now but would like to be ready to try a few of your tracks in the Spring. Mostly interested in Adv- friendly routes as I have a lightly loaded XR600 and will be camping along the way. I live near Modesto CA and travel to Tacoma to visit my son at JBLM, I've done the trip many times by Slab and smaller hwys but this looks like much more fun. I've got a long way to go to be ready ( I don't even have aGPS or Spot tracker yet) any suggestions?
Countdown will point out that the routes are color coded for riding difficulty. two track, single track, adventure, etc. I'll let him clarify.
Use basecamp to download the files
I use my phone with an app called GPS tracks, works pretty good. I also use a ReqLink PLB
I've ridden a few of the routes around the Truckee/Tahoe area. Good luck!
@Countdown is this still the latest version? I'm hoping to do most of it this summer solo. Thanks so much for all of your hard work.
When it converted to .gpx none of the color coded tracks transferred. They're all blue. Is there a way to tell from track titles which are more difficult. Bypasses etc?
Thanks again for all your hard work. This stuff makes my head spin
Be prepared for many washouts, go-arounds, and backtracking in the NorCal portion.
September 2017 we started around McCloud heading South. Got down to where the track goes South off of Quincy La Porte Road and gave up. We headed West from there to the coast instead.