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kylekai
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12/6/2014
kylekai
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The book Anza-Borrego Desert Region by Diana & Lowell Lindsay is great for exploring the park. Does anyone know if there are any GPS or GPX files showing the routes from the book? They would help a lot in exploring the trails and roads in the book.
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anutami
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12/6/2014
anutami
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kylekai wrote:
The book Anza-Borrego Desert Region by Diana & Lowell Lindsay is great for exploring the park. Does anyone know if there are any GPS or GPX files showing the routes from the book? They would help a lot in exploring the trails and roads in the book.


I don't know of any, but most of the trails are pretty easy to navigate. Is there a place in particular you are looking to go? Did you get your trailer?
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kylekai
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12/6/2014
kylekai
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No, no particular place. It's just that viewing a GPX file loaded into my iPhone can show me if I'm on the right trail or road, or lost. Mostly a safety thing I guess.

Yes, I got a trailer, and it's pretty nice. Spend the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend at Joshua Tree NP and it was great. Parked the trailer at the campground, go explore the park (without a 2,000 pound load in the truck), and then return to the trailer. Plus my teenage son keeps growing so the extra room is nice.

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kylekai
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12/6/2014
kylekai
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As for the GPX files, I've downloaded a few from here: http://www.borregohiking.com and with them loaded in my iPhone they can assure me I'm on the correct trail. Just trying to expand my library of GPX files for the park!
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dsefcik
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12/7/2014
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I can say that many of the non obvious roads usually get wiped out and re-arranged every now and then but if they are on a map you should be able to find them close enough. There was a person who posted several times on this forum about an app he created that he claimed had up-to-date routes, I just tried to find his posts but could not, maybe he deleted them..??

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kylekai
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12/7/2014
kylekai
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OK, thanks for looking!
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kylekai
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1/10/2017
kylekai
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Well I finally decided to make my own iOS ABSP hiking app. It's in development now, but here's how it looks so far: http://modesittsoftware.com/Hikes/. The app will contain TOPO maps of the area, so you'll be able to view the maps offline. I've obtained permission from Modern Hiker http://www.modernhiker.com/area-maps/anza-borrego-desert-state-park/ to include their hikes in the app.

If anyone has any GPX files of hikes they've taken in ABSP and would like to see them in the app, let me know. The GPX file can include a link back to the contributor's site if desired. I'll probably charge a few dollars for the app in the App Store to cover development costs. Comments welcome!
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tekewin
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1/10/2017
tekewin
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There are a lot of GPX files for ABSP peaks at peakbagger.com. I upload all of my GPX files there for others to use.
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kylekai
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1/10/2017
kylekai
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tekewin wrote:
There are a lot of GPX files for ABSP peaks at peakbagger.com. I upload all of my GPX files there for others to use.



Great! Except I could not find any reference at peakbagger.com to download GPX files. There's a help topic on how to upload GPX files, but nothing about accessing or downloading them. Maybe I missed it; I'll keep looking. Thank you!
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kylekai
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1/10/2017
kylekai
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tekewin wrote:
There are a lot of GPX files for ABSP peaks at peakbagger.com. I upload all of my GPX files there for others to use.


OK, found some GPX files. How would I recognize your files? I don't want to use a GPX file unless I have permission. Thanks!
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tekewin
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1/10/2017
tekewin
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If they are posted on peakbagger, they are intentionally shared. You have permission. For example, if you search for Whale Peak and find the one in CA at 5349', there will be a list of trip reports on the left. Some will have (GPS Track) next the name and that means they uploaded their GPX.

Click on a name with a GPS track and it will show you a map of their track on the right hand side. Below the map is a link to the file (Download this GPS track as a GPX file).

All of mine will be listed under Keith Winston, but many people use different routes, so you might want to browse the different tracks to select the ones you want to use. Good luck with your app!
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kylekai
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1/10/2017
kylekai
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Great, thank you!
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kylekai
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2/6/2017
kylekai
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The app is now at iTunes, 286 trails in and around ABSP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anza-borrego-state-park-trails/id1202433999?ls=1&mt=8
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