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Old 08-04-2010, 12:33 PM   #1
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Alaska Highway Ferry GPS track out there??

Does anyone out there have a GPS track of the Haines to Bellingham ferry? I wasn't able to keep my Garmin Zumo on for this segment of my trip to the Arctic Ocean and back.

Alternatively, does anyone have a detailed route map of this ferry route so that I can try to create a GPX file from it??

Thanks for any assistance or new ideas!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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I just took the July 5th Ferry down from Haines. Great trip. I had my Zumo working for a bit but a 4 hr battery means trouble on a 3 day 4 night trip. My spot did Ok but all that steel is a problem if you are below decks at all.

Ferry goes places the cruise ships do not go unless you are on a real small one. Great trip....and we needed a rest bad.

I know there are maps with the Ferry route but I do not access right now as I am out of town for a bit.

We sailed from Haines via Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangel, Ketchikan and finally to Bellingham. Microsoft Street and Strips 2010 will route accurately on the Marine Alaskan Highway though.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:50 AM   #3
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if you Garmin's BaseCamp, it knows about the ferry routes

I used basecamp to define routes for my ride to Alaska. If you create a route from Haines to Prince Rupert, it will route the path along the ferry route.

Here's an example (zoom in to Haines)
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
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As I am planning the same ferry trip in late July, I was experimenting and directions in Google Maps will in fact route you down the ferry lanes.
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