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GPS and Map
Potpourri. Here you will find waypoints, track logs, maps, test
landscape pictures, tips, and trail guides useful for hiking, biking,
and understanding GPS receivers. The waypoints currently
are useful for navigating trails and in some cases,
Some road junctions are included and intended primarily to help get
a main road to a trailhead. All points currently posted are in
Some other Western States will be represented eventually.
such as parking areas, trail heads, trail junctions, points of
peaks, trail-stream intersections, camping spots, structures/buildings,
etc. are marked. Due to the number of points, the lack of names, and
small number of characters allowed in a waypoint name, most waypoints
given a code representing the type of location and a number to make it
unique. So it's highly recommended to print a map with the
waypoints on it. That way you know where each point is
You will also find another form of GPS data -
to form trail maps. A "mapping" GPS receiver is not needed.
Most new consumer GPS receivers have a map screen but not necessarily background
This site also contains a miscellaneous
maps and guides. Some of them are found posted at
Others are given away by the parks. These materials
believed to be in the public domain.
Some information about the performance of GPS
is posted and a few tips.