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John Mowery
(Mow) - F

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Route Planning Website on 12/31/2007 11:56:35 MST Print View

Does anyone know of a good website that will map and then measure the actual hiking distance (not straight line) of a potential route?

Tim Heckel
(ThinAir) - M

Locale: 6237' - Manitou Springs
Trimble is a possibility on 01/12/2008 17:26:24 MST Print View

We were introduced to Trimble Outdoors through some work we did for Backpacker Magazine. I can't highly recommend their tool, but I do use it when I don't have the National Geographic Topo state map for a trip.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Route Planning Website on 01/12/2008 17:49:12 MST Print View

The more popular consumer map packages such as NG Topo! and Delorme Topo do this. You trace a path atop the base map and it will calculate trip distance and create an elevation profile. Routes can be broken into legs for more detail, daily distances, etc.

Drop in waypoints and you can organize them into a route you can upload to most GPS receivers.

John Mowery
(Mow) - F

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Thanks on 01/14/2008 14:39:59 MST Print View

Thanks Guys. Much appreciated.

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 01/14/2008 17:11:30 MST Print View


Edited by DaveT on 11/19/2014 22:16:23 MST.

charlie babbage
(babbage) - F
Re: Route Planning Website on 01/14/2008 17:29:43 MST Print View
I have been using this for a year of more. Initial cost was about 60.00, but I got the entire US. It works very well for me.