Trans PA Trail

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by TowPro, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Ah yes, our Cumberland Valley. The Appalachian Trail (which runs by my house) had a similar problem, until it was moved not too long ago into fields and woods by eminent domain. I think they would frown on you riding the AT to get to Michaux! :D

    Fred
  2. camaroz1985

    camaroz1985 Been here awhile

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    Did day 5 in reverse (and a little of day 4 as well, camped at Poe Paddy) last week on my Ural. Very nice ride, and the tracks worked great, and were easy to follow (well if I wasn't busy looking around). Thank you for putting the effort in to make this a reality. I look forward to trying more of it.
  3. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    If you guys are looking for some SW PA sections give me a shout. Maybe from around the Johnstown Area to Ohiopyle State Park. Ohiopyle is not far from the border and is the Largest State Park in the State. Has a few pubs and some nearby campgrounds. Also its not to far from the PA highpoint.


    greg
  4. BubbaMcCranky

    BubbaMcCranky Adventurer

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    Thanks for putting this great route together. I'm looking forward to trying some or all of it next summer.

    In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to do a fly-through of the route with Google Earth. It took a bit of hacking but the .kml file below will show the whole route for you in Google Earth, broken down by days. It's also set up in the proper order so that you can do a fly-through of the whole thing. Pretty cool way to spend a snowy December day.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9507979/Full TPAT for Google Earth.kml

    For details on how to do a fly-through of GPS tracks in Google Earth see http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=183681


    For those who would prefer to just view it with Google Maps, here is a link to the less-detailed version:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9507979/TPAT_Google_Maps.html


    Enjoy!
  5. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Nice job. thanks.
  6. Tebpac

    Tebpac Been here awhile

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    Where can I get this route? Been hopscotching over the thread but didn't see where to download it.
  7. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    See the first post.
  8. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

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    Very cool, thanks!
  9. Tebpac

    Tebpac Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Couldn't see the forest for the trees!
  10. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Turf battle on the Trans PA Trail!

    :lurk
  11. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I wouldn't worry about this guy Denny.

    He said "I need help", you send out a link of what your doing (which I look at as kind of a resume).

    He came back boosting "we have been doing this for a long time not only in Pa, Va, Wv, but also in Europe"

    That reaction proves to me all he is doing is hijacking threads trying to get free advertising, hoping people click on the URL in the signature I have seen this same guy spaming in on other threads trying to advertise over the last year or two.
  12. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    +1
  13. dmaxmike

    dmaxmike former quadtard.

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    Subscribing in hopes of one day being able to use a GPS good enough to follow the route. although i find just making lefts and rights on dirt roads and having no idea where you are is a great way to kill a weekend in PA!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  14. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I might be able to do turn by turn directions through my Delorme topo problem. Just finding the time to "get around to it" seems to be the problem.

    Several years ago I bought an epson printer that uses adding machine paper to print route sheets, but once you learn tracks/routes on a GPS that is cable of doing them there is no need for role charts.
  15. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Mike...PM me if you want, I'll give you my cell...lets talk about what kind of GPS and how to load it..then how to follow it.

    Promise, so easy a caveman can do it. :D

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  16. dmaxmike

    dmaxmike former quadtard.

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    thanks, you both have a PM.
  17. Denny Mann

    Denny Mann Been here awhile

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    I have the Trans PA Trail in both Google maps and DeLorme Atlas if needed.
  18. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    ooh, can i get the google version. this would be a good weekend trip for me. thanks.
  19. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Weekend? the trans PA trail is 1000 miles long :evil
  20. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Alright! Another dirt Saddlesore 1000! :lol3