The Offical Pachaug Trail Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by leonphelps, Aug 1, 2008.

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Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I have not but I want to!

  4. I am scared to ride it....

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  1. jaylude

    jaylude Been here awhile

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    Oh I'm with you - I think a GPS file accurate to today's route will do more to help those who wish to follow the legal route, than hurt. All I mean was that physical media (maps, route sheets) and memory is lost, degraded, etc over time, so, if out of date it sort of self-resolves. Inaccurate electronic media passed around the 'net can theoretically stay around forever.
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  2. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    GPS would be more accurate and like the Hampster run, could be pinned so that the latest version, and most correct version was available. Also notations, either in color coding or symbols as to difficulties, things to avoid or watch for could be rapidly updated.

    Just my $.02

    KR
  3. Moto Jimmy

    Moto Jimmy Making the transition

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    I made a GPX file based off the waypoints provided at the beginning of this thread and the DEEP map. I've also added a few key waypoints of my own. Let know if you want it and I'll PM it to you, maybe it will save you some time.
  4. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I'm checking it out now. It's weird in some places.

    The image below shows your track in grey and mine in aqua (or whatever that color is).
    On the back side of Mt Misery, we're clearly recording the same trail, but mine is off quite a bit.
    I can only assume that I was simply going too fast for the GPS to sync up correctly with the satellite for a little bit there.
    Anyway, it looks like I need to stitch the best of these two together to make one 99.9% good one.
    I saw that you went through Green Falls Water Crossing, that's what I was missing.
    Neither one of us have the tiny trail section that goes around the cemetery. Oh well. I'll get it on version 0.b

    [​IMG]
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  5. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Weird, in other places mine seems a lot more accurate.

    There's no choice but to run the loop again and get the track right 100%. :-)

    I don't think this Saturday will work, but later Sunday isn't out of the question. It should warm up to 45 in the afternoon.
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  6. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    I'll send you mine and you can see if it's of any value. Screenshot_20171129-090939.png
  7. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Looks legit. I have it sorted though. It does look like you have have section behind the cemetery.

    I would like to run through it once and mark some waypoints and proof it for accuracy before I release anything.

    Thanks
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  8. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Excellent.
  9. Moto Jimmy

    Moto Jimmy Making the transition

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    Glad it was of some use. Thanks for pulling it all together. A test run is a good idea before the real cold sets in.

    I'm heading to the NYC motorcycle show on Saturday so it might be tough to get the green light for Sunday. But we'll see.
  10. MATPOC

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    People will argue that open sharing will result in increased traffic and will lead to problems... There are files, they have been shared but seems there is a vetting process you must undergo before someone will do that.
    I simply didn't have a GPS when first started riding it so I followed others (MRT10X and Droporama crew) later Rob gave me a paper map, during various encounters park rangers told me where I can find it online and gave out some tips to riding legally, that was my learning experience, glad I found ADV and the local crew, without them I'd still be trespassing and getting lost, stuck, broken...
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  11. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    I did as you described and I'm very thankful for the help I got learning the route. I now have a file that appears to be accurate and I keep it running on my phone as I ride the route just in case there is an issue or if I need to bail for some reason. But there is no denying there is confusion about what the "correct route" is, even among the folks in this thread. So I honestly believe that it makes sense to try to minimize that confusion and educate people so that we don't end up with a rider off-route running into a horse and rider or a hiker and getting it all shut down. The sad fact is that no one wants us in there, so it only makes sense to try to do what we can to avoid pissing anyone off.
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  12. stromper

    stromper Been here awhile

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  13. Hobbomock

    Hobbomock the carp

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    If anyone uses the Rever app I know a guy who knows a guy that has both loops - w/o hero sections.
  14. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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  15. KeithC

    KeithC Been here awhile

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    When I read up the link, how do I get to the enduro loop?...I click it and it and it shows a topo map. is there a way to use this for riding on the loop? I did see a few dotted trails which are part of the loop, but I couldn't get to a point where it showed it in it's entirety
  16. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    This is the map of the entire US trail system! Don't think there is a way to highlight a loop but you can travel coast to coast using this map!
  17. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Yea, it's pretty insane how detailed it is for free, and it's got the new hiking trail from Lantern Hill to Foxwoods, so it's updated pretty regularly.
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  18. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    Looks like I'm meeting couple others at Escoheag and Old Voluntown, 10-ish, look for orange smokers :)
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    fluffdad Dual Spork Group W

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    looks like an app from the FBI, i am pretty sure i saw J. Edna Hoover in there.
  20. gks

    gks Adventurer

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    This is the USGS website. They have digitized all of the topo maps for the USA and merged them into a single file. I have not tried it out yet, not sure what tools they have available. Nat Geo's TOPO used to be pretty good, you could trace out a route and it would give you the mileage and an elevation profile.