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Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering Today, 10:27 AM
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Posted By MTVhike
Editing and managing GPX files

What is the best GPX viewer now? I use GPS Track Editor and Base Camp, but both have problems, especially for my older files created by Garmin which have many sub tracks. I've tried using Google...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 31,107
Posted By MTVhike
How often are the public/private data updated? I...

How often are the public/private data updated? I just looked and noted that Boreas Ponds land is still listed as private.
Forum: Trip Reports Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By MTVhike
I checked the OpenStreetMap layer on Gaia, and...

I checked the OpenStreetMap layer on Gaia, and where the trail from the PA which becomes the horse trail after crossing the CB Truck trail has a campsite marked just SE of that intersection. This is...
Forum: Trip Reports Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By MTVhike
Is this the site near where the horse trail...

Is this the site near where the horse trail crosses the Calkins Brook Truck Trail? I've seen people camping there and was wondering if it's a legal spot.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-16-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,158
Posted By MTVhike
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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-16-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,158
Posted By MTVhike
This trip reminds me of one I made when I was...

This trip reminds me of one I made when I was young and foolish. I was living in Cincinnati, Ohio and had spent the summer learning how to canoe whitewater, mostly in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-15-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By MTVhike
Went over to North Hudson to check out the trails...

Went over to North Hudson to check out the trails on the East side of 9. Although they are somewhat similar to those on the map, the colors of some have been changed and parts have been rerouted....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-14-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By MTVhike
To follow up on my earlier recommendation of St....

To follow up on my earlier recommendation of St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, after I posted it, I actually connected to their site (www.canoeoutfitters.com). If you haven't already done so, look at that...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-13-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By MTVhike
I would go to the Saint Regis Canoe Outfitters in...

I would go to the Saint Regis Canoe Outfitters in Saranac Lake (www.canoeoutfitters.com). They can give you information, sell you the proper maps, and rent you boats. They have an outpost on...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-03-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,904
Posted By MTVhike
They are out in the Champlain Valley, near...

They are out in the Champlain Valley, near Westport. Not 10 miles farther west in Elizabethtown.
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 04-23-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By MTVhike
Thank you for that link and map, very...

Thank you for that link and map, very interesting. Did you get a chance to look at the Recreation Circular link I posted at the top of this thread? The description of the Sentinel Range Loop begins...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 04-22-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By MTVhike
In trying to trace these hikes on USGS maps, I am...

In trying to trace these hikes on USGS maps, I am hampered by the fact that the USGS Historical Topographic Maps site list no maps in that area between 1898 and 1955, skipping over the period of the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-22-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,359
Posted By MTVhike
"Back in the day", when I was paddling my 17'...

"Back in the day", when I was paddling my 17' Grumman on mid-Appalachian whitewater, I would kneel and my feet would usually go under the seat. I would like to achieve the same style in a modern,...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 04-21-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By MTVhike
NYS Recreation Circulars

My late father-in-law grew up in Syracuse and, before he enlisted in WWII, was an avid hiker, etc. in the Adirondacks. I inherited a copy of Recreation Circular 8, The Trails to Marcy, by A. S....
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-21-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By MTVhike
I seem to have gotten a little ahead of myself;...

I seem to have gotten a little ahead of myself; before I got your last to posts, I downloaded and unzipped Mobile Atlas Creator. This process created a folder in Program Files called MapTiler...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-20-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By MTVhike
I am impressed by the quality of the Whiteface...

I am impressed by the quality of the Whiteface Mountain map you showed yesterday, so I downloaded the 1 GB file, with apparently no problems. Except that I realized that I have nothing to read it...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-15-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,728
Posted By MTVhike
I've downloaded both GPS Track Editor and...

I've downloaded both GPS Track Editor and Basecamp and neither shows a topo map as background; I found Mapsource much better. I have Mapsource installed on my work computer (which used to be my only...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,359
Posted By MTVhike
Why are "pack canoes" sit-on-bottom? I would like...

Why are "pack canoes" sit-on-bottom? I would like a lightweight canoe which I can paddle the traditional way (kneeling with a single-blade paddle). I find my back hurts when paddling a kayak, even...
Forum: Environmental Issues 04-13-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By MTVhike
Tire chains?

Tire chains?
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-12-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,029
Posted By MTVhike
Knowing where you are doesn't depend on the map -...

Knowing where you are doesn't depend on the map - the lat and long are displayed on the screen. How that compares with the real world, that does depend on the map, but I assume any USGS or Canadian...
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