Tracing the Appalachian Trail

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by rob23, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. code

    code advcurious

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    Rob...sent you tracks from Lebanon, PA. to Thurmont, MD. Will reride the thurmont to skyline section and send that to you soon as well. Long day.. 360+ miles, 12hrs.of riding with one 45min. break and two 5min. gas stops, and one mentally drained tired rider.. headed off to bed..ride report later.
    Thanks again,
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  2. gillbilly

    gillbilly Z-Man

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    The .gpx attachment shows on my screen with an "X" in a red box over the file. Can I change a setting that allows me to download the file?

    Thanks,
    Z-man
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  3. olegmc66

    olegmc66 old chevy

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    yeah i get the red x also.
    I have google earth, how do you download this file into google earth
    when i try to save this file it gives it the name clear.gif??
    any help appreciated
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  4. code

    code advcurious

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    I think rob might've removed the linked file. I have the file he last sent to me, however, as he stated before, it is merely a rough draft and the route has not been ridden in its entirity. Just sections, like the section I did and resent to him. In order to truly make this route like the "tat", either someone with lots of expendable time is going to need to step up to the plate or individuals are going to have to work together to make it complete.

    If someone wants the file and is willing to work towards finalizing the route, making sure that most of what we've got mapped is gravel/dirt and reporting on the section that they've ridden, telling people about fords, bad / good conditions, etc. then I'm more then willing to pass the file on. I can see why people are protective about their routes. Hours, days, months and years sometime go into making a decent trip...and before you know it,, people expect that you'll keep giving them these trips with nothing in return but a small thank you.

    If you are wanting to help further the cause, feel free to pm me your email add and I'll past the file forward, all I ask in return is that you put forth your efforts to make this trip a reality, finalized and so we can all have the opportunity to ride the trip in its entirity, knowing what to expect and having a good time along the way.
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  5. rob23

    rob23 on the pipe

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    well said..

    I never removed the file, you can email me if you want a copy... rob23 at gpsroutebuilder dot com

    The AT was a good idea but like you said it needs to be ridden, recorded, reported on, etc. It works great for building rough draft routes off ot it. I used it to build a route from PA to WV that worked out really, really well.

    We now have a TNJT, TWVT, TMAT.. if other people do the same in their state in a north to south direction we'll have a better and proven AT.

    So, currently we have Ma, Ny, Nj, Pa, Md, Va and Wv covered. Maybe I'll take some time and put all of these together in a similar format. I've just been concentrating more on racing this year though. That being said, there's always the alure of the open road calling..

    If you ride any of these routes please send me your tracks and waypoints. The best way to get this done is by having good scouts and pre-riders that record good tracks and take good notes. It took me nearly three years to nail down the NJ route and I'm still not 100% happy with it. Oh well, I guess there's always more work to do and that's what keeps it fun. Even when you do nail down a good route there's always someone out there with some tar and a steam roller destroying a perfectly bad piece of road.

    So, turn your auto calc off and don't be afraid to go off route. The route should be merly a direction to go in or along where you should determine which roads to take. I've found the best roads this way by bi-passing sections and ridding the routes "as the crow files".
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  6. code

    code advcurious

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    Wasn't sure if you had removed it or not...but I do recognize all the work you've put forth getting the other trails tracked and confirmed, etc. Even with the pinebarrens stuff and the TNJT trail. It takes a lot of effort from yourself and I, along with many others would like to share our thanks by putting forth an effort to help you out with the others. Part of the adventure is the tracking of new ground..just because it's mapped on a computer obviously doesn't confirm it. So to be able to help out the best we can makes us feel like we had an actual part in making an idea a reality.

    I don't mind sending out the file with the previous comments considered about helping complete the trail, so to lighten your email box up a bit people can feel free to contact myself as well for the original file.
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  7. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Talk about prime sig line material :thumb
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  8. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    I just got a room for the night in Carlisle, PA and will be headed back to NYC in the morning. No surfing capability other than my Blackberry.

    Anyone got some twisty, non-slab route suggestions? I've got my GPS and an atlas :)

    TIA.

    Tipsy
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  9. rob23

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    Check out the TWVT, runs right through Carlisle
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  10. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Thanks. I got home two days ago :)

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  11. uniter

    uniter anti-n00b

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  12. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Looking at Rob's Appalachian Trail GPS points that he started with to lay out his DS route you quickly realize it's pretty basic.

    Rob's route itself is a great start!

    So I went looking for some better GPS tracklogs of the Appalachian Trail - I mean, those hikers sure aren't going to use the rough track that Rob started with!

    And sure enough, I found some better tracklogs. These are of the hiking trail, NOT the motorcycle route, but give you an idea of where the hiking trail goes......

    http://guymott.com/atgps.html

    This guy must have had way too much time on his hands as there are 23 different variations. Looking them over I think that the "Appalachian Trail GPS Track Collection with Shelters, Filtered 200 Feet" might work best for our purposes.

    If you are somewhere along the AT, have a GPS, and want to look your area over with a better idea of where the AT is in relation to Rob's route, this definately will help! :ricky
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  13. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Great idea....some issue downloading the file, but what an super idea.
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  14. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    Yeh for some reason I cant get it to download either. Rob is there a chance you can e-mail it to me?

    Im planning a ride this spring and I need a North/South route through that area.
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  15. Piston

    Piston Been here awhile

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    Rob,
    I'm also unable to download the track? Although it could be because I'm intellectually challenged:rofl

    Could you email the route to me as well? Thanks
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  16. dentedvw

    dentedvw Where did I put that

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    IF someone still has this, I can host it easily on my site. I have too much bandwidth and storage.
    :norton

    Hell, I could probably host all the gpx files ever seen on ADV! heh!
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  17. rob23

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    I appreciate the offer but I'll host it. If you can host an Asp .Net website with Sql Server, I'd be interested, please pm me.

    For now, if you want the file just shoot me an email for the latest rob 23 at gpsroutebuilder dot com.
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  18. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    I'd be really interested in this track as i'm planning a trip from Northern Me using part of Dockingpilot's Surf and Turf Adventure down to Mt Washington, and then returning towards Calais Me along the coast. Priority given to dirt roads.
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  19. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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  20. rdhj

    rdhj NJ Dual Sport Rider

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    Hey Rob

    what ever happened to this GPS file...i clicked on it and just get a blank screen...did you remove it?
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