Originally Posted by stefer
...let me ask you, how do you plan such a long trip off road? ...I don't know where to start apart from reading maps for hours on end. Is there a secret to it?
No secrets, lots of research prior to the trip reading maps, NFS maps, MVU maps, Google Earth, Garmin for hours on end. 90% of the resources are on the internet. The TAT, MHC and SR, of course, you can purchase here
. ADVrider reports are a huge help too. The rest, you can purchase the maps from the NFS, Public Lands Information Center, etc. Then transfer waypoints and tracks to a GPS so you don't waste too much time with navigation during the trip.
It takes me 10 months to plan a 10 day trip, and several weeks to do the road report, which means I am always on vacation