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Unread 12-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Great Lake Area Map for Garmin GPS

Been working on a Garmin trail map of the Great Lakes area the last few years and have uploaded it to GPSFile for free. The map contains Michigan DNR Jeep Routes, Drummond Island and Appleton OHV trails, National Forest roads, and a few state roads and seasonal roads (MI) in the Great Lake states (MI, MN, WI, IL, IN & OH). MI DNR routes are one color, US forest roads another and so are state trails. Drummond Island trails are color coded by difficulty like the paper map. Dead end trails are color coded the same except they are broken lines. Many non-dead end trails have starting points searchable under POI-Attractions-Landmarks using keyword "Trail". All starting/ends points start with "Trail" for easy searching. The map is routable and many times take you via trails seeing I made them principle highway category. Also includes many off-road parks locations.

Some roads/trails may be closed so use your best judgement when riding.

The map is finished as far as I can make it. If anyone has gpx files of legal trails in their area that can be added PM me. Many trails are hand drawn using Google Earth and may be off by a few yards, but generally accurate.

The file is located at:
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/546

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Unread 12-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Hey man thats awesome! I use a mac so I will fire up the old windows machine and download it.
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Unread 12-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Hey man thats awesome! I use a mac so I will fire up the old windows machine and download it.
I think once you load it on the windows machine you may be able to transfer them to the mac if you have Mapsource on the mac. You may have to Google the steps.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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Is this much different from the "great lakes trails" map that was available on gps file depot? Between the great lakes trails and mitopo, I don't have room for another map on my device.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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Is this much different from the "great lakes trails" map that was available on gps file depot? Between the great lakes trails and mitopo, I don't have room for another map on my device.
Jason, I believe it's the same map with some updates and name change.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #6
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Sweet. If that's the same thing, I like that map alot. Wish it had the trail numbers on it though.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #7
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Sweet. If that's the same thing, I like that map alot. Wish it had the trail numbers on it though.
Anything might be possible! What trail numbers are you talking about?
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Unread 12-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
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The ORV routes are marked with trail numbers on little orange diamonds along it... I had them written on an old map around here somewhere.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #9
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The ORV routes are marked with trail numbers on little orange diamonds along it... I had them written on an old map around here somewhere.
Were did you find the numbers or did you do this while out riding. I've seen snowmobile trails marked with numbers, don't remember on ORV routes. They can be added if I find them.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 09:45 PM   #10
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I just seen them out there running the trails. I try to write them down as I see them.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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I just seen them out there running the trails. I try to write them down as I see them.
Will keep this in mind has I hit the trails, may take me till the end of summer to get the numbers added.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #12
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The only ORV routes in Michigan that have a number system is on Drummond Island. Orange diamonds are snowmobile trails and may not necessarily be legal for ORV travel. ORV routes and ORV trails currently use orange triangles but will be switching to a totally new type of marker in the next few years.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #13
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Then what are the numbers on the ORV trails between Atlanta, Onaway and Hillman? Or do they double as snowmobile trails in the winter?
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Unread 12-14-2012, 10:53 PM   #14
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They often double up.

Also what kind of Garmin GPS do I need to do this? Any?
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Unread 12-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #15
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Then what are the numbers on the ORV trails between Atlanta, Onaway and Hillman? Or do they double as snowmobile trails in the winter?
Did some research and found many of the ORV routes do double as snowmobile trails as do forest roads here on the west side. That is why some have numbers.
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