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GPS Data, Ozark Highlands Trail, Summer 2004 Thru-hike
A Garmin Geko 201 handheld GPS was used to collect
a variety of location waypoints and trail routes. The data are available in either a *.loc (TopoGrafix)
format or a *.gpx (GPS Exchange File) format. Waypoint data sets are also available in *.tpg (Topo
from National Geographic) format. I use the ExpertGPS software from TopoGrafix
to display and modify the routes and waypoints.
NOTE: There is no guarantee that
that the GPS data presented here is accurate. Do not rely on this data for your wilderness navigation!!!!
Roads to Dockery's Gap trailhead
Route from I-540, Mountainburg exit, in *.loc format
Route from I-40, US-71 North exit (exit 13) in *.loc format
Ozark Highlands Trail - Routes
Trail route data was recorded with the GPS "track" mode while walking
with the GPS lying on top of the backpack.
Therefore, parts of the collected routes can be inaccruate due to weak or lost GPS signal.
The Ozark Highlands Trail Guide by Tim Ernst, divides the trail into eight sections. My trip along section 5
does not include the route between mile 87.8 and 89.0 as traveling this part of the trail required crossing the
Little Piney Creek, which was uncrossable due to high water. Section 6 is divided into four parts because
I took the highwater bypass around Hurricane Creek.
The following downloadable file contains tracks for the eight trail sections.
Trail routes in *.loc format
Mileposts (Mile 10 to mile 165 waypoints, with some missing)
Milepost data was collected while stopped on the trail, centered on the milepost sign, with
the GPS handheld in front of me.
I believe the milepost GPS data is more accurate than the route data.
Mileposts in *.loc format
Trailheads, Trail junctions, Toilets, Potable Water, Trash recepticles (TTTPWT) and Creeks and Fire Rings,
TTTPWT in *.loc format