The Northern Route - West End

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by NorthernTraveler, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    The route goes from the west coast to central PA.

    It is targeted at Adventure / Dual Sport bikes with optional sections that are harder.
    It is on the scale of the Trans America Trail. Ride at your own risk.

    This portion of the route was originally to connect the northern ends of the Pacific Crest Quest and the Continental Divide Ride.

    It has been updated and extended to the coast near Anacosta WA.

    The section of the route east of here is 'The Northern Route - Rockies'. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1039394

    As far as I know all roads are legal Public roads - Forest Service, county, state,etc. Off pavement as much as possible.

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    Here is the Garmin .gdb file - https://www.dropbox.com/s/67zq0ng7tqlm6ba/NR west end Release.gdb?dl=0

    Here is a standard GPX file - https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0ch9v6ifis8i74/NR west end Release.gpx?dl=0

    Here is the documentation file - https://www.dropbox.com/s/qncww74chtuwl2u/NR west end Release.doc?dl=0

    Note - the tracks are raw tracks containing LOTS of track points.
    You may well have to filter these tracks down for some units.
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  2. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Thanks for sharing.

    Can you email me the GPX file?

    I may be doing something wrong, but drop box isn't working for me.

    Steve
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  3. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Looks great. Even if only seasonally maintained, those roads look like they hold up well...which sometimes is a shame :D

    Downoading and checkin' itt out.
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  4. Raindog18

    Raindog18 Rock it till the wheels fall off

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    This looks like an awesome route! How much of the western section is dirt and how many miles it is?
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  5. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    The document file pretty well lays out what is pavement and what is dirt.

    The day from Anacortez to Mazama is all paved.

    The days east of there are mostly dirt with some paved connectors.
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  6. Raindog18

    Raindog18 Rock it till the wheels fall off

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    Thank you very much, I don't know how in the world I missed that file! I was also wondering, when will the Midwest section be done and any other sections farther east? Hopefully I didn't miss them like the other file.
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  7. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    The midwest section is all in the can for now.

    Just got back from a trip doing scouting for this route, but mostly a new route.

    Will be releasing a midwest section - V1.0 - in a couple of weeks that continues to the eastern edge of Ohio.

    Then I will be releasing a section to central PA that will tie into the TPAT which then ties into the TET to take you to the east coast. This section is in the can.

    This summer I'll be releasing Midwest V2.0 that adds an alternate up and around the great lakes to NE Iowa. Minnesota and Wisconsin is done, 2/3 of Michigan's UP is done, LP of Michigan and a piece in OH need to be done.

    After midwest and east, but before midwest V2.0 I'll be extending another of my routes - The Southern Route.

    It's now in the can but has to be worked out - extending my existing Southern Route eastward to Oklahoma where I tie into the western side of OAT, then come off OAT on the eastern side to take it over to my TET-S in eastern Alabama. That will carry you over to the Atlantic Ocean.
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  8. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    This looks really great. How many miles is it roughly from the start in Wa. to the end in Pa? I'd be looking to get back to southern New England..

    Thanks for your work on this.
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  9. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Don't have it here on this computer, but the main route across has to be close to 5000 miles.
    Then there are also the alternate routes.....
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  10. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Minor update to the GDB and GPX files.
    I've added waypoints for the hot springs near the route based upon USGS information.
    The waypoints are of the form HSxxxx xxxF - meaning (Hot Spring) (arbitrary number from 1 to 1702) (water temp in Fahrenheit).
    Don't know if any individual hot spring is public or private, please observe posted signs and watch out for water temperature.
    Use at your own risk.
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  11. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Dropbox changed things and broke my links to everything.
    I'm made new links to the DOC, GPX, and GDB files.
    Trying to figure out how to fix the pictures.
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  12. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    NT. Lost so much of my stuff myself. Willing to drop box and share again if you want.
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  13. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    I'm building this route for July!!! Any other tips or threads I should watch?
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  14. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    The best help you can have is to read the DOC file.
    It lays out for each day the distance, a thumbnail of what you'll see and the distance between each gas stop.
    The GPX and GDB files have waypoints for gas, food, lodging and camping along the way.
    July should be a great time to ride it, snow will be gone and weather should be good.
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  15. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Here are the pics again.


    NR00WA0 - Mt. Erie WA (near Anacortez) to Mazama WA, 162 miles
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    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    NR01WA1 – Mazama WA to Republic WA, 150 miles

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  17. NorthernTraveler

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    NR02WA2 – Republic WA to Sandpoint ID, 186 miles

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    NR03ID1 – Sandpoint ID to Eureka MT, 141 miles

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  19. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    I'm uploading the pictures again to get this route up to date.

    OrthoDoc and I are in talks to ride this route in it's entirety next year.

    I'll be extending it eastward to the Atlantic, haven't finalized that yet.

    He and I will proof the eastern end sometime in the early summer, then we'll ride the existing stuff westward in August / September.
    He'll probably rent a truck and head back once we reach the west coast, I'm thinking I'll wander awhile out west before riding home (Michigan).
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  20. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    For those considering this route, download the GPS file of your choice, then download the DOC file.
    The DOC file will probably answer any question you may have, if not, ASK.
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