GPS Tracklog is taking a break. My wife and I are going to hit the trails for a week, before winter sets in. We're off to the Southern California desert, and I hope to return with some nice tracklogs, photos and tales of GPS adventure.
I've been busily planning mountain bike rides and canyoneering, turning to Internet resources whenever possible. I want to thank the folks at the SoCal Mtbr forum for their help, and especially Mountain Bike Bill. Bill has posted many trails in the region using National Geographic TOPO! software; he has also set his site up to allow the downloading of .tpo files, which is great for anyone using TOPO. As described in a recent post, I also downloaded .gpx files from MotionBased.com. I've been busy creating maps, waypoints, and getting our GPSr's ready to go.
I've got a few posts loaded and ready to roll while we're on vacation, so some things will be showing up here for your reading pleasure. I've devoted much of the past two years to my book, GPS Mapping: Make Your Own Maps, and this is the first real backcountry vacation we've had since then. Stay tuned for some trip reports!