MB, Google Earth, Custom Maps & GPS Data

SpartaBard

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#5
MD GPS Data

I have inventoried all of the trails within MD. I believe I have every trail here, please let me know if I have missed any. I do not have the trails for the adjoining WMAs but they are on my TO DO list. I plan on doing Weldon Brook WMA, Sparta Mtn WMA, and I am hoping that Anrothar has enough data already for Rockaway River WMA.

Keep in mind that there are quite a few trails that are not on the official MD park map that I have included.
 

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SpartaBard

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#6
surrounding WMAs

Here are two files that contain gps data for Rockaway River wma (east side) and Weldon Brook wma (west side) surrounding Mahlon Dickerson. To the north of the park is Sparta Mountain wma, which I am planning on completing eventually.

These two files are most likely not all-inclusive and will be updated as I map out missing trails.

Sean please give the rr wma a once over to see if there are any obvious trails missing. I know at least one trail that is missing from WB.
 

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Shaggz

A strong 7
#7
Please post your GPS data, etc. in here, along with a brief description of the route (mileage, pace, skill level, etc). Posts that do not stay on topic will be deleted at the discretion of the Mods :getsome:
 

SpartaBard

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#8
I have already posted a few files in the thread tilted: "Trail Maps"

Shagg-Man, do you want to move the posts around and consolidate?
 

anrothar

entirely thrilled
#9
here is a motionbased link to one of my favorite loops in mahlon. it's a little over 17 miles, and includes, i feel, the best features of the park. some decent climbing, some technical, some smooth and flowy, a good amount of singletrack, and a good amount of fireroad. it can be extended as well.

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/2811654


and a .kmz file to go straight to google earth:
 
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anrothar

entirely thrilled
#10
here's a bypass to the annoying powerline climb in the weldon brook wma section. it extends the ride by about 6/10ths of a mile. it's all double track, a little overgrown with grasses right now. the soil is held together really well though. it's by and far a much more pleasant way to get to that point, and includes more, but easier and more enjoyable climbing.
 
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anrothar

entirely thrilled
#11
for those without google earth(it's free), here's a description of where the above trail is.

riding the typical wma loop counter clockwise, you hit some rolling hills with slickrock sections. then you come to a very loose, gravelly, short climb. at the top of this short climb, turn right. you can't miss the trail, the trailhead is huge. continue straight on this, descending. when you can see the swampy area in front of you, bear left about 3/4 of the way down the slope, on a visible old road. ride across an easy technical section(just pedal), then left up the hill. this will bring you to the powerlines, where you will again turn left to meet up with the usual loop, at the top of the dreaded powerline climb, which you are cleverly avoiding.
 

SpartaBard

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
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riding the typical wma loop counter clockwise, you hit some rolling hills with slickrock sections. then you come to a very loose, gravelly, short climb. at the top of this short climb, turn right. you can't miss the trail, the trailhead is huge. continue straight on this Passing the first left turn (wait for the swampy/stream area), descending. when you can see the swampy area in front of you, bear left about 3/4 of the way down the slope, on a visible old road. ride across an easy technical section(just pedal), then left up the hill. this will bring you to the powerlines, where you will again turn left to meet up with the usual loop, at the top of the dreaded powerline climb, which you are cleverly avoiding.
 
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The map you posted Norm should be taken down. That was a route that i planned to take and i put it up to ask for suggestions. I don't think, from what Fogerson was saying, that the powerlines part is even accurate. I wouldn't want to mislead people.
 
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The "follow power-lines" section is marginally passable during drought conditions. A much drier path requires going further West before going South. DAMHIKT.

The map you posted Norm should be taken down. That was a route that i planned to take and i put it up to ask for suggestions. I don't think, from what Fogerson was saying, that the powerlines part is even accurate. I wouldn't want to mislead people.
 

mattybfat

The White Shadow
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#17
I've taken this route twice in the past two weeks just gotta get off and walk the beaver dam when the water is high, but have ridden before 15yrs ago...