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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

GPS Data Available for Entire FInger Lakes Trail System

FLT logo
from the Finger Lakes Trail Conference

Over 300 miles of the North Country Trail are concurrent with New York's Finger Lakes Trail. All of those miles are now available on a data disk.

In response to member suggestions, the FLT Conference Maps & Guides Subcommittee studied the feasibility of making FLT track and waypoint data for handheld GPS units available to hikers. The proposal was approved.

You may order a CD containing FLT GPS data, but it must be purchased with a complete set of maps, since GPS data alone is insufficient to provide adequate information concerning the hiking experience (regulations, etc). The cost of the GPS data disk with maps is $65 for members of the FLTC and $52 for members. Sales of maps and data help fund the Finger Lakes Trail.

GPS data for trailheads only is available for free, on the Plan a Hike / End-to-End page of the web site.

For more information contact Joe Dabes, or visit the Finger Lakes Trail Conference web site.

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