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Does anyone have GPS coordinates for the High Country Pathway near Vanderbilt MI? I have hiked it in the past and there were some pretty sketchy sections. I would like to have a back up. Also with GPS coordinates I can make my own map.
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a quick google search came up with this:

http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/1080562

http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/497189

http://www.trailfu.com/mountai....lt.aspx
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Those links show an approximate map and some campground but not enough to actually generate a route. There are quite a few similar maps on line but nothing I would care to use for hiking a sketchy trail. The last time I was there the trail was not very well maintained and there were a lot of other horse trails in the area.
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Gordon, the first link produces a pretty good route plot overlaid on a USGS 1:24 quad if you:

1) use the button in the right corner to turn-on the topographic image
2) and zoom it in

Here's what it looks like:


http://i962.photobucket.com/albums....bb2.png

The plot should get you pretty close, assuming the gent who recorded it followed the trail precisely. It appears he may not have in at least one location, unless the trail has been rerouted. If the unit had recorded data points at shorter intervals, it would be even better.

Transferring this route to your 1:24 quads, and using the UTM coordinate system when in doubt, should keep you moving forward.

I would also call the Indian River Chamber of Commerce and see if they still sell a waterproof topo map depicting the pathway. It was published by the Pigeon River Country Association, but their site is down. The one I have is pretty good with a topo: http://www.irchamber.com/

Good luck.

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Those links show an approximate map and some campground but not enough to actually generate a route. There are quite a few similar maps on line but nothing I would care to use for hiking a sketchy trail. The last time I was there the trail was not very well maintained and there were a lot of other horse trails in the area.

The third link lets you download a gpx of the depicted trail, although I don't know if it is the trail you were talking about.

I posted those just to show you how easy it is to find maps and gpx files online.  A little more intense search might produce more sources.
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NoGods: The last link represents a little more than 1/4 of the High Country Pathway.

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