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Old 12-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Great Western Trail Tracks Wanted bits and pieces OK!!!!

Best I can tell few have attempted and maybe (big maybe) no one has done the Great Western Trail (see this link for info: click here) But I do know that many have ridden parts of the trail marked by signs looking like this:


(this is obviously the Arizona example)

I am looking to compile and then share a gpx file by State of what has been traveled on the GWT. I am also planning on trying to take the GWT from South to North this summer. And posting a huge RR with files and video/photo.

If you know a GPX file that you have took part of the GWT and you can tell me where it is shared- or you can PM the file I would be indebted.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much in advance
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:21 AM   #2
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I have never seen any tracks on GWT.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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I know folks have done bits of it- anything would help
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:45 PM   #4
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Question Can I resurrect this thread on the GWT?

I'd like to resurrect this thread if possible. I too am looking for tracks / routes / waypoints / ANYTHING to help me map out the GWT and ride it through AZ.
I have a new GPS and I'm willing to do my part to map out the AZ portions of it, if only I could get some starting points.
I can't find where the trail starts around Williams.
Or near Jerome or Cherry.
Any help?
Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:28 PM   #5
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2 wheeled.

I did the Great Western Trail from The Mexican border to Globe in the spring. I thought I made a ride report- but it looks like I only made it on a site called NMRIDER.com that got taken down.


So here is what I have to satisfy your immediate needs- it has the actual route I traveled included in it.

I was looking to ride the rest of Arizona this summer- at least to flagstaff- but then I broke my collar bone and have been out.

Most likely I will finish the GWT in AZ next spring, and finish the whole thing next summer.

Cheers,

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File Type: gpx GWT AZ.gpx (1.07 MB, 467 views)
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:36 PM   #6
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I found the RR.

here is the link:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=563766

guess I didn't do it on nmrider.com- but i probably made a link to this site.

I could not get it to show when I searched for it with google- oh well.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:19 AM   #7
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Thanks BH, I saw you ride report a few days ago. Very well done! The videos were especially entertaining. Thanks for the tracks! I'll look at them today.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:11 PM   #8
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2 wheeled. I did the Great Western Trail from The Mexican border to Globe in the spring.

So here is what I have to satisfy your immediate needs- it has the actual route I traveled included in it.

I was looking to ride the rest of Arizona this summer- at least to flagstaff- but then I broke my collar bone and have been out.

Most likely I will finish the GWT in AZ next spring, and finish the whole thing next summer. Cheers, BH
Buddy, I edited your file to tracks and waypoints along the tracks. Does this look about right?
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:56 PM   #9
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Looks right. If I were to do this section again I would try to find more dirt on the parts where I was no the highway- maybe someone else has the routes for these areas.

Very tired right now.

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Old 10-17-2010, 08:26 PM   #10
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Hey BH,

Mark Sampson (Bigdogadventures) and I rode this this summer. It is close to the GWT......

Here is the link to the RR and track logs!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=612543&page=5

Any ???? feel free to PM me

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Old 12-06-2010, 04:45 PM   #11
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Coincidentally I too have been trying to figure out where the GWT goes. I have ridden a few pieces of it and we are planning to ride another section around Flagstaff this spring. I have been finding conflicting info on where the trail is. I first tried placing waypoints at known roads using the "notional" maps on the official website.

I recently discovered that the Arizona Benchmark map has notations "GWT" along the trail. Unfortunately they are fairly sparse and it is not always obvious how to connect the segments - especially where it crosses I-17 somewhere between Bloody Basin and Camp Verde.

Anyway I attached my planning file which shows the sections in soutern AZ and Utah where I have ridden it. It also shows the planned route for the spring ride, all the waypoints I have conjectured. I used the Benchmark map routing which seems to be east of the notional map.

BTW the offical GWT seems to follow 89 for 100 miles getting across the Colorado River. The track marked Navajo Lookouts, which I got from some ride report looks like a far better way.

Well even though the file was well under the size limit I could not upload it. I will post it on GPSExchange in a day or so.

If you PM me your email address I will send it direct.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:38 PM   #12
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Wbbnm,

I have been following the GWT for years. I know some jeepers came up with a route acroll AZ but never seen any effort in other states.

First question, Is any of it marked with GWT signs? Or is it just a user defined route like the Statewide MOtorized Trail System in CA & NV?

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:15 PM   #13
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Wbbnm,
First question, Is any of it marked with GWT signs? Or is it just a user defined route like the Statewide MOtorized Trail System in CA & NV?
Yes, the parts I've covered have been marked by signs, but without a good map or GPS tracks you'd never find all the places to pick it back up after it takes or break or turns.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:20 PM   #14
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so there is a GWT, shadow of the rockies and a CDR all doing canada-mexico correct?
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:05 AM   #15
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Don't forget PCQ

And there is also the Pacific Crest Quest - San Diego to Mazama WA.


This summer I built a west to east connector to tie together the northern ends of the PCQ and CDR.... I call it the 'Northern Route'.... it will eventually tie back into the eastern end of the TAT.

It's all mapped, but only the PCQ to CDR section has been ridden.

I provided the western section to Countdown to post on GPSexchange, but don't know if he's done so.
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