[Cdt-l] GPS and TOPO! ready files (based on Jonathan's Google, Earth file)

Bob BobandShell97 at verizon.net
Mon Jan 4 20:43:31 CST 2010


On the CDT, please don't kick down cairns the way you were so proud of doing
on the PCT.  There are many places where they are important on this
lesser-marked trail.  They sure helped me in a number of places on the CDT.
I know you've said that you feel GPS technology should be utilized by all
hikers, but please leave any CDT cairns standing, for those of us who like a
nice visual confirmation on the ground once in a while.  

Dr Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of Jack Haskel
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 7:24 PM
To: Brett
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] GPS and TOPO! ready files (based on Jonathan's Google,
Earth file)

"Frankly it'd be a lot easier to generate a reasonably accurate and
comprehensive "GIS" of the CDT by referring to existing resources (maps,
guidebook descriptions) and hand drawing a data set using Google Earth or
Heck yeah it'd be easier! I'm pretty sure that actually hiking the CDT would
be kind of... hard.... :)

I'm the guy that mapped the PCT for Backpacker Magazine (backpacker.com/pct)
so I'm one of the few that's collected a detailed track log and way point
set for a long trail. Too bad that very few use the PCT data (and too bad
that it was post processed in a less than useful way). The CDT project by
the magazine is incomplete. They tried to have a bunch of teams of people
map it, and it was never finished. Maybe I'll do my thing for the CDT? I'm
not excited about the prospect and don't have the funds for the hundreds of
dollars worth of lithium batteries. I took a bread crumb every 0.03 of a
mile I think, and took a waypoint of a road, watersource, campsite,
viewpoint, etc on average every mile. 


On Jan 4, 2010, at 6:12 PM, Brett wrote:

> Order's

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