Saturday, April 28, 2012

S California Offroad Map: Whipple Mountain Trails

An entire new trail system has been added to the Southern California Master Map file available for free at the Offroading Home web site.

The recent split in the California Master Map has enabled the addition of many new trail systems without over-loading the file size. Eighty-one new GPS locations for mines and other waypoints have been added to the Whipple Mountains Trail.   [A free Google Earth file of this route is available at: Google Earth Trail FileOffroading Home: Southern California Master Map.]

Additionally, sixty-five trail segments of both rides and hikes have been added to make an entire riding area completely mapped for rides.

The sheer volume of added trackpoints have required a bit of a shift in the format of how we present the trails from that which we have used for the past five years. All of the new waypoints for this area, mostly mines, have popups describing them viewable by clicking on their icons.

The new trail system is controlled by one folder, should you want to turn them off for clarities sake. However, every individual segment can be highlighted by hovering over it with your cursor. That individual segment will turn a lighter color and if you click it a pop-up description will tell you its length as well as minimum and maximum altitudes.

In all, the Whipple Mountain Offroad Trail System is a mine-hunters dream. This new trail map will enable you to plan your next trip to get the most bang for your riding time.


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