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Finding the South Fork Trail - an animated map

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Re: Finding the South Fork Trail - an animated map

Postby jack_glendening on Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:29 pm

Many more days of work was done by Betsy MacGowan and Trevor Willits with an ACE crew working in from the east side. To me the map's most amusing display is the speed difference between my first hike coming in from the east, flagging for the trailcrew to follow, and the subsequent hike after they had cleared to the second crossing, which was by far the most brushy section of the whole trail.

A VWA trailcrew later came in from the west side and cleared the "logjam" region which had slowed me down on my hikes from that side. But of course all this is before the fire - now ...

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Re: Finding the South Fork Trail - an animated map

Postby jdoelman on Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:41 pm

Great stuff ! Looks like a lot of work went into finding that trail.
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Re: Finding the South Fork Trail - an animated map

Postby jack_glendening on Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:46 pm

Jean

I found the map animation interesting because it could show the speed differences between different hikes, and along different hike segments - which a simple plot of the track could not do . The Launtz Creek and Vado Camp exploration hikes did not have such extreme speed differences. Making the animated map was a lot of work, I did it mainly to see how it would work for an actual case. I can't get enthusiastic about doing that for the Launtz/Vado hikes.

Particularly since there are 12 Launtz/Vado flagging hikes! And viewing them would take too long a time, I think. Still, I do have a GoogleEarth file showing the hikes and I may get motivated to put that on-line so one could compare them all. For me, some of them bring back some interesting memories.

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Re: Finding the South Fork Trail - an animated map

Postby jbl on Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:29 pm

Sorry to hear you are still having foot problems Jack; but this animation is pretty cool! It would be interesting to see a similar thing for the various trips on the Manuel Peak trail from Launtz Ridge towards Vado Camp.
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Finding the South Fork Trail - an animated map

Postby jack_glendening on Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:43 pm

I've had foot problems for awhile so have not been able to hike much. Having spare time, I created an animated map showing the four hikes made last spring when trying to follow and flag the "lost" South Fork Trail. I found it amusing to watch the speed variations along different hike segment, reminding me of the various degrees of trail-following difficulty I'd found.

If you would like to check it out, and perhaps be similarly amused, see

http://bigsurtrailmap.net/HIKES/TRAILS/ ... embed.html

Note: requires large (1200x800px) screen for display - not for mobile phones!

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