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Old 08-21-2013, 02:53 PM   #3736
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There may be a way but I doubt it would be simple to convert the file formats. you can convert a garmin file to a .gpx and load it up in lots of devices but I'm not familiar with what you are using. you could try and see if there is a garmin app for the iOs that you could use to interface with basecamp, I seem to recall there is. Garmins are cheaper than phones but alas, not quite as good for touring. I end up with both on the Dakar.
Gps bable works well to covert files, and it,s free
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #3737
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Gps bable works well to covert files, and it,s free
yup, agreed. it does
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:04 AM   #3738
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I'm pi**ed at how oilfield companies make all these roads, then close them down with gates. I know they don't want people in the back country but if I see a road I want to take it. Especially where these roads go!

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Really? In today's day and age of litigation and lack of taking responsibility for yourself the oil companies have to block off access to these sites. Many are actually dangerous sites and people could injure themselves without the proper knowledge and training. Not to mention the road wouldn't exist in the first place without them. They have every right to restrict access.

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:12 AM   #3739
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Really? In today's day and age of litigation and lack of taking responsibility for yourself the oil companies have to block off access to these sites. Many are actually dangerous sites and people could injure themselves without the proper knowledge and training. Not to mention the road wouldn't exist in the first place without them. They have every right to restrict access.

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Sounds like you are and oilfield guy.

In many states all the same roads that are open for use and maintained very, very well. Restrictions are limited.

I much prefer this.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #3740
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Sounds like you are and oilfield guy.
Isn't everyone in Calgary!

I have found that most of the blocked off roads are usually small spur roads that just dead end at some gas plant or well head anyway. Not really missing too much there. Plus I haven't seen too many gates that can't be circumvented by someone on a bike if you really want to check it out.
But yes I get your point.

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Old 08-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #3741
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Isn't everyone in Calgary!

I have found that most of the blocked off roads are usually small spur roads that just dead end at some gas plant or well head anyway. Not really missing too much there. Plus I haven't seen too many gates that can't be circumvented by someone on a bike if you really want to check it out.
But yes I get your point.

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You missed my "revised" post... It had something to do with your post..

But no, I'm not an oil guy.

Some of those well heads are in some amazing places, or as an outdoor enthusiest, an easy way of gaining access to whats around those wellheads.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:53 PM   #3742
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I'm planning to head out for Radium and Invermere on Saturday AM to check out Paradise Mine and Mineral King and some of the other ones on the road out behind Panorama - Toby Creek. If the day gets too long I will camp. PM me if your interested in coming along.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:49 PM   #3743
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You missed my "revised" post... It had something to do with your post..

But no, I'm not an oil guy.

Some of those well heads are in some amazing places, or as an outdoor enthusiest, an easy way of gaining access to whats around those wellheads.
I was bracing myself for a big brouhaha. I have been reading in jo mama for to long.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #3744
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I was camping @ Sibbald lake the other weekend and talking to the campground attendant. He was saying that the road is closed for political reasons; Shell wants approval to widen the road so they can get bigger rigs back there, and they are keeping the road closed until they get it.
So this isn't true, I work for Shell and we have a few wells and a large compressor station about 30kms west of Bragg Creek. When the bridge washed out by Allen Bill pond and Powderface washed out we had no way to access the compressor station or the wells, which we weren't worried about the production but if we had a gas release we had no way to get to it. So Shell got approval from the government to do the repairs to Powderface trail because it would be easier to repair for access than the bridge. Shell payed to repair the Powderface trail and once the bridge was replaced we handed it back over to the government with no reimbursement. The government are now the ones that have it closed and it is not at all for oil and gas reasons but waiting for it to be properly repaired.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:45 PM   #3745
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I'm planning to head out for Radium and Invermere on Saturday AM to check out Paradise Mine and Mineral King and some of the other ones on the road out behind Panorama - Toby Creek. If the day gets too long I will camp. PM me if your interested in coming along.

Watch out for the little pack rat wood squirrel type things..

The last time I was out there those little bas***ds were all up in the wiring of my truck under the hood while I was sleeping inside this spring. I guess it's common for them to do this. Thankfully they were eating the insulation off a wire that was run for a stereo and not the vehicle harness.

They came back 3 times that night. I was out there with my flashlight trying to catch the little buggers.

It's not a comforting feeling when you hear rattling under your truck, my dog is growling and getting aggravated, and I'm just trying not to get sprayed by a skunk or who knows what was under the vehicle. Stressful night.. =)

I was camped at around 7000-7500 ft up an old switchback logging road by myself.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #3746
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I was bracing myself for a big brouhaha. I have been reading in jo mama for to long.
I was tempted, but will leave it alone =)

That last post above almost sounds like we should feel bad for Shell?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:06 PM   #3747
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Watch out for the little pack rat wood squirrel type things..

The last time I was out there those little bas***ds were all up in the wiring of my truck under the hood while I was sleeping inside this spring. I guess it's common for them to do this. Thankfully they were eating the insulation off a wire that was run for a stereo and not the vehicle harness.

They came back 3 times that night. I was out there with my flashlight trying to catch the little buggers.

It's not a comforting feeling when you hear rattling under your truck, my dog is growling and getting aggravated, and I'm just trying not to get sprayed by a skunk or who knows what was under the vehicle. Stressful night.. =)

I was camped at around 7000-7500 ft up an old switchback logging road by myself.
Leave your hood open. It doesn't guarantee anything but those bastards are less likely to make a nest on the top of your engine and make a mess.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:52 PM   #3748
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Leave your hood open. It doesn't guarantee anything but those bastards are less likely to make a nest on the top of your engine and make a mess.
Found that out AFTER my trip this year at Kookanusa. All the guys we knew had their hoods propped up with wood. I was like "WTF??"

Then they explained it to me.

Wonder why that that is? Just an open space? Predators from above? Light? (This was pitch black when they were under my hood), etc.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:04 AM   #3749
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So this isn't true, I work for Shell and we have a few wells and a large compressor station about 30kms west of Bragg Creek. When the bridge washed out by Allen Bill pond and Powderface washed out we had no way to access the compressor station or the wells, which we weren't worried about the production but if we had a gas release we had no way to get to it. So Shell got approval from the government to do the repairs to Powderface trail because it would be easier to repair for access than the bridge. Shell payed to repair the Powderface trail and once the bridge was replaced we handed it back over to the government with no reimbursement. The government are now the ones that have it closed and it is not at all for oil and gas reasons but waiting for it to be properly repaired.
Thanks for clearing that up. I was just relaying what the camp attendant had told me. I suppose it's always easy to blame the evil oil companies (who happen to put food n my table as well).
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:24 AM   #3750
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Thanks for clearing that up. I was just relaying what the camp attendant had told me. I suppose it's always easy to blame the evil oil companies (who happen to put food n my table as well).
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I am disappointed about how we are more restricted in where we can go. But some riders and quadders are a-holes. It is them I blame mostly.
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