Allamuchy Map Question

Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Does anyone know how accurate the Allamuchy map is in the Allamuchy forum? I'm referring to the second one posted, which indicates that a lot of the trails have color markers now. I haven't actually ridden there in 2 years, save for the 24 hour ride last year, and I don't remember any trail blazes or markers. Have these been added in the meantime?

I guess the underlying question is, will this map prevent me from getting utterly lost if I ride there solo this weekend?
 

Shaggz

A strong 7
FWIW - i have found the "newer" map to be accurate from the waterloo road entrance, with respect to color blazes, etc. i have ridden solo there on several occasions and did not get lost using that as a reference.

i can't be too sure about the 517/tranquility road entrance, because the one time i rode those trails, i played an agonizing game of follow the leader, and did not refer to a the map. i did however notice the trails were well marked with color blazes and some signs. jay put together some aerials with trail color overlays based on gps data which can be found in the "father's day" thread

more reliable sources of information would be bobw and john over at byram cycleworks on route 206.
 

Jason

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
JORBA.ORG
What is marked is pretty accurate IMO but there are many trails that aren't on the map that you can easily start your hours of WTF, where am I.

Take a look at the Father's Day ride thread where I posted our GPS data and overlayed a small bit on top of the map. You can see that the trails the map shows are very accurate but you'll also see the unmarked bits.

Father's Day thread: http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/showthread.php?t=788

Overlay: http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=230&d=1150657839

Without Overlay: http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=227&d=1150657822
 

Shaggz

A strong 7
LOL -when do you want to replicate that ride (minus that second set of crazy rocks that scott said was rideable - :eek:) ?
 

Jason

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
JORBA.ORG
smarencik said:
LOL -when do you want to replicate that ride (minus that second set of crazy rocks that scott said was rideable - :eek:) ?
I'm ready whenever! This weekend, I'm trying the PP/LM ride again but I want to go more then 25 miles.
 

Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Thanks guys for the quick responses. Seems like you'd be fine to follow the marked trails, but a lot of the trails you want to ride aren't marked yet.

I need a change of pace from the CR and RV rides. Plus I need to start learning Allamuchy.
 

Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Jason,

By the way, what GPS do you use? That's geat reception to get that in the woods.
 

Jason

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
JORBA.ORG
normZurawski said:
Jason,

By the way, what GPS do you use? That's geat reception to get that in the woods.
Garmin Foretrex 201
http://www.garmin.com/products/foretrex201/

This is the first GPS that I'm really happy with because it's wrist mounted and for the most part is unobstructed. As long as I'm pedaling, it can see the sky. Others would lose signal when I would move my body over the handle bars or leave it in a pocket.

It does drop out as all GPS's do but it's not bad at all.
 
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