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RE: [RC] [RC] GPS - sherman

I don't think there's any way to safely cross the river at this time.
What we are actually trying to determine is the distance from Poverty
Bar (at the river crossing) to Hwy 49, along Quarry Rd. I think...maybe
I ASSumed that Dave was talking about the 49 crossing near the
confluence which is used during the 100 mile ride, when he could have
been talking about 49 crossing near Cool. Oh my, there are all sorts of
options on how to go here (:>)

Anyway, since the distance from the river crossing to No Hands Bridge,
which is a bit across Hwy 49, is only 7 miles according to The Tevis
Trail map, it doesn't make sense that it would be posted as 8.1 miles
coming a shorter distance from the other direction, from Hwy 49 to
Poverty Bar.

Whew, now I'm really confused...


Here's Dave's original post...

Just used for the first time my new Garman "Legend" and I have a
question for those of you who know something about GPS.  We rode the
Western States Trail (Tevis) yesterday from the Hwy.49 crossing to a
mile past Poverty Bar.  The Trail signs said that distance was about
eight miles one way.  The GPS, however, stated it was only 6.1 miles one
way.  Why the discrepancy?  I can't believe the state parks/WSTF were
that far off when posting their signs.  So what's the explanation?


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