1. ODSC rides are planned with specific Covid-19 restrictions
  1. Yawny

    Yawny Limited User

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    I printed a map with a route/track hilighted from Mapsource. It turned out to be quite a handy aid to the GPS, and certainly a good back-up.Just make sure you switch to landscape in print settings.

    I had several pages for the riding area I last visited. I was somewhat disappointed in the VMUTS map as the trails don't match the numbers. One trail was impassible but was not noted.

    Well next season I will have my own map! Mind you, I'm getting to know the trails quite well. Its a real bummer living so close to all these trails :mrgreen:

    Yawny
  2. DualSport

    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    Which GPS do you have? Some of the newer Garmins - Montana, 62/78, Oregon, etc - allow you to scan a paper map and upload it to your GPS. No need to carry paper copies (except for backup if your GPS fails).

    Another option is to search with Google for a GPX file - they are easy to find.

    Of course, you should still buy an official map when you purchase your VMUTS trail pass.

    Bob
  3. Yawny

    Yawny Limited User

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    I have the Garmon 60Csx with topo's loaded.The screen is small so naturally its beneficial to have a printed version. I don't carry a back-up GPS and often ride remote areas so it only makes sense.

    VMUTS is on crown land which I have been traveling that area for over 30 years. They state the money goes to trail maintenance (see post #1) and the mislabelled map then I will only support it when I'm feeling generous.