Rockin’s 2010 – 2012 Hiking Locations on Google Maps
Maps are very cool, at least to most hikers. At home, they give a tangible means of endless adventure planning. Maps are my friends. Outdoors, maps quench my curiosity, help me to anticipate terrain, find water sources, and most importantly guide my way. I owe this appreciation largely to my hiking friend Arrow. On the trail during breaks most walkers choose to rest and eat. Arrow, however, views breaks as a time to read a map, get a lay of the land, and identify major landmarks.
Over the last couple of months, I have added trail markers to a Google Map of my trips that have been featured on this blog since 2010. My hope is when readers now view trail journal locations such as, ” Interstate 5 at Castle Crags to Upper Gumboot Lake” the names have meaning and can be located on a map.
To view “Trip Locations” Google Map, click on the map in the right hand menu of this blog or for now have fun navigating from the map above and perhaps start dreaming of an upcoming adventure.
Google Map Instructions:
Click on a trail’s marker to bring up a pop-up window with links to the trip’s blog or daily PCT trail journal, GPS Track on Everytrail, photo album on Flickr, and a photo from that section of trail.
View topographical map view by selecting Ter from the top right, zoom in on locations by clicking + , navigate to the part you want to view by clicking on the map, hold, and drag.
RED – day hikes, climbs, backpacking, and back-country trips
YELLOW – upcoming soon 2012 Pacific Crest Trail sections
BLUE – 2011 sections hiked on the Pacific Crest Trail
GREEN – 2010 sections hiked on the Pacific Crest Trail