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For those with Garmin units and/or MapSource, something to check out.

Just started playing around with creating my own topo maps and did a quick, little something for Cottonwood. Still some more trails that need added and I want to put in the roads in Blue Diamond. If you have any track files with missing trails, send me an email and I can use them to update the map.

If you want to check it out, download the installer zip file at the link below. After installation, just start MapSource and select NV-CottonwoodTrailMap from your list of installed maps. To use for riding, just have the map loaded in MapSource and use the normal procedures to send to your gps unit.

https://sites.google.com/site/dirtypursuits/trackfiles/nvcwd_install.zip?attredirects=0&d=1

To uninstall, just go into Control Panel, Programs and Features and right-click and uninstall the Cottonwood Trails Map.
 

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Hey, this is pretty cool. I'm heading down in a couple of weeks and this will be helpful to have on my gps. Might be worth posting this on the las vegas visitors sticky. Thanks for the map!
 

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DesertDog said:
For those with Garmin units and/or MapSource, something to check out.

Just started playing around with creating my own topo maps and did a quick, little something for Cottonwood. Still some more trails that need added and I want to put in the roads in Blue Diamond. If you have any track files with missing trails, send me an email and I can use them to update the map.

If you want to check it out, download the installer zip file at the link below. After installation, just start MapSource and select NV-CottonwoodTrailMap from your list of installed maps. To use for riding, just have the map loaded in MapSource and use the normal procedures to send to your gps unit.

https://sites.google.com/site/dirtypursuits/trackfiles/nvcwd_install.zip?attredirects=0&d=1

To uninstall, just go into Control Panel, Programs and Features and right-click and uninstall the Cottonwood Trails Map.
Ok, Beta 0.20 is out there now. Should really be about every trail in Cottonwood now. Added streets in Blue Diamond and a few POIs. About all that's needed now is actual trail names.

Same link, but here it is again:

https://sites.google.com/site/dirtypursuits/trackfiles/nvcwd_install.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
 

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"About all that's needed now is actual trail names."...I've thought about putting up a Google Earth detailed map and having people chime-in with what they call each section but never have. There's so many connector/off-shoot trails that it may get to complicated....I have a ton of BD rides logged on my Garmn Connect Acct. http://connect.garmin.com/dashboard?cid=376658 if you need more beta..... :D

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D-dog, this is really cool. I bet if you could find the time to do Cowboy and Bootleg (any more systems close?) those would be really popular as well.

Great job!
 

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"About all that's needed now is actual trail names."...I've thought about putting up a Google Earth detailed map and having people chime-in with what they call each section but never have. There's so many connector/off-shoot trails that it may get to complicated....I have a ton of BD rides logged on my Garmn Connect Acct. http://connect.garmin.com/dashboard?cid=376658 if you need more beta..... :D

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Yes, Cottonwood is a special case in that the BLM doesn't recognize individual trails, outside of Techno. Instead they look at the area as a system of 'loops', though most are actually a network of trails that can make a few different loops. Got a link to the BLM trail map here.

https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/9752/17356/17556/CottonwoodTrail.pdf

What I was hoping for though would be for all the locals who know the unofficially adopted names of all the trails (and I don't, I just ride!) to ring in and mark up the map with those names (Techno, Viagra, The Hurl, Daytona, Daves Driveway, Red Valley, etc...). I know all the major stuff on the map has been given names by local riders, so might as well list them as such; the BLM has never taken the lead on it. As for the actual named BLM 'loops', I'd just leave those to something where I might put them as rides/tracks out on dirtypursuits or something (I do need to make a Vegas page, as well as get back to working on the site!).

I know you have plenty of tracks out there and there are a few that will show up on my Prescott map too! For Cottonwood though, I think what I have on there is pretty much all there is. But, I'm sure there are a few more that could be added, if anyone wants to share!

P.S. So you got a threesome heading to Sedona for the SBFL, huh? That's a big, fun ride. Still not sure if I'll do it. See what the weather ends up being like. Maybe I'll just wait for the Prescott Monstercross to get down to AZ?
 

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D-dog, this is really cool. I bet if you could find the time to do Cowboy and Bootleg (any more systems close?) those would be really popular as well.

Great job!
Oh, I do plan on doing many more. Including:

Vegas (May do a big Vegas valley map with everything?)
- Cottonwood
- Cowboy Trails
- Bootleg Canyon
- Union Trails
- Mt. Charlseston??

St George map with:
- Green Valley
- Stucki Springs/Bloomington
- Santa Clara
- Church Rocks, Cliffs, Ice House, etc...

Warner Valley (could be included on the St George or Hurricane map)

Hurricane Area with:
- Gooseberry
- Little Creek
- Gould/Jem/Hurricane Rim
- 24/25 Hours of Frog Hollow course?
- Couple other possibilities

Sedona

Prescott (maybe a big map, or individuals with:)
- Granite Basin
- Thumb Butte/Sierra Prieta area
- Lynx Lake/Spruce Mtn trails
- The Dells/County Park
- Goldwater Lakes

Kaibab Plateau trails - Grand Canyon North Rim

Markagunt Plateau/Brian Head/Navajo Lake/VRRT

Paunsagunt Plateau/Sevier Plateau/Red Canyon area
- Figure I'll put together a map for the Dixie 200 course, too.

Flagstaff, including:
- The whole Mt Elden area
- Fort Tuthill Park
- Campbell Mesa
- Arizona Trail through the Flagstaff area

Pinetop/Show Low/Big Lake AZ area:
- Map for the Apache 200 course
- Maps for the White Mountains Enduro Stages
- Map for the White Mountains Trail System

Even a few more possibly. Pretty much have all the data I need. (Been a while since I've worked on stuff, but check out some of the trail network files I have out on dirtypursuits. Now I can convert all that data to real maps!) And, now that I've figured out a way to do them all, it really shouldn't be too difficult or consume too much time. Then, I'll also have plenty of track files to go with the trail system maps!

Spring ain't far off! Time to get motivated again!!!!!!
 

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That's a great list of maps of places I frequent or would like too! I'll be keeping an eye out for these as they come along.

You may already know this, but if you're a topofusion user, if you select the tile set "open cycle map" a lot of the names for trails in cottonwood and cowboy are listed, like dave's driveway, the hurl, black velvet and at cowboy, fossil, bunny, cat in the hat, etc. Whether they are accurate or not I don't know since I'm not local :) but it could be a helpful resource in naming the different trails.
 
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