This is a combination of the Basin and Range Trail GPX file along with the Basin and Range Trail PDF Map Set.
BASIN AND RANGE TRAIL GPX FILES:
This is the single most important resource of the entire package. You can use the GPX file to import into your favorite mapping platform, such as caltopo, and modify the route to fit your needs. You can create and print an updated PDF map set if you modify the route, and most importantly, you can use the supplied GPX file to navigate with in the field using your GPS or your smart phone, providing you have downloaded the necessary map tiles to use offline. This works extremely well!
- Standard Basin and Range Trail route
- Alternate routes
- Water sources, color coded by probability of having water, with notes for each
- Resupply points
- Navigational waypoints: turn by turn waypoints (except where hiking cross country) indicating when surface type changes between paved road, dirt road, 4×4 road, single track trail and cross country hiking
BASIN AND RANGE TRAIL PDF TOPO MAP SET:
The Basin and Range Trail PDF map set uses USGS maps at a 1:24k scale, and uses a shaded overlay to enhance terrain features on the map. The map set includes all navigational waypoint markers, indicating when the surface type changes, from 4×4 road to cross country hiking, from cross country hiking to a single track trail, etc. Water sources also also displayed on the PDF map set, and they are color coded for a quick and easy way to determine how reliable the next water source is. All waypoints and tracks are labeled on the map. Boundaries for National Forest lands, Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas are also displayed on the map. These maps are ready for you to print out, or simply add them to your phone to use in the field for navigation.
Also included is the Waypoint Excel Spreadsheet for a quick reference to all the waypoints along the route.