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Old 05-08-2008, 09:54 AM
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sirtimbly sirtimbly is offline
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Using Google Earth overlays to plan a trip

My wife and I are planning on doing a 3 day loop in the Lost Creek Wilderness of Colorado this weekend and I have been busy planning, I thought I would share a method I've just discovered for really getting a feel for the trail terrain before getting out there.

The first thing was to find a route of the appropriate length in a guidebook, or for me on trails.com where I can get access to specific hikes from many guidebooks. So, once I've essentially settled on a loop through the Los NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:26 AM
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I too like to have a look at where I am going or where I have been in Google Earth but I use NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:48 AM
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I'll definitely try adding an overlay onto google earth. Didn't kow you could do that. Just yesterda NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:13 AM
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That OziExplorer program looks interesting, but expensive! It would be nice to draw the waypoints an NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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