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Old 01-11-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Oregon 450

Good day

I am trying to find and download tracks of the Adirondack High peaks region ? Does anyone know of a website that has the 46 of them ? Also, if anyone else has a Oregon 450... do you know if the GPS can calculate routes based on trails ? or do I absolutely have to use tracks ? I haven't succeeded in using routes yet. They always calculate direct

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Well, what you have suggested here seems to be a somewhat tall order. There are mapping software packages out there that do include routes of the trails, I believe this may be possible with the National Geographic TRAILS program or another of their products.

If you are not familiar with the High Peaks, for most peaks there seems to be more than one way or another to get to the summits of most, and routes vary widely as far as difficultly and length. One could climb straight up Giant Mountain along the Zander Scott Trail, but the trek to the summit from New Russia could wind up taking you the better part of a long day and it really depends on what you are looking to do.

Additionally, some peaks are what some would formally term "bushwacks" and there are no "formal" trails to follow, but rather herdpaths where others have gone up before.

To get started on the High Peaks region, a paper map is a great resource to take a look at. Here also are a few resources I have found useful:

NYSDEC Google Map Files - Hiking Trails (which can be imported onto your GPS using Garmin's BaseCamp software): http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/42978.html

GPSFileDepot.com - Great site for free Garmin compatible topo maps: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

And last but not least, you may find others willing to supply you their personal "track" files on the sister forum to this site at ADKHighPeaks' Forum: http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums

Using these resources above, I have been able to create my own tracks and plan my own trips through the 'dacks on my eTrex 20, which I plan to embark upon next summer.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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try this site: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php

they may not have all the trails on their MyTrails file but they are always updating and so it might be worth a look.
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