*Files below last updated 8/17/2020.
GPX Tracks & Waypoints
Download this zip folder: Bones to Blue 2020 GPX Files V3 to your desktop and then “extract all” on the file to create a folder that contains the following GPX files:
Upload the first 4 tracks (B2B20 1-4) and the “B2B20 Waypoints” file to your GPS or phone. These are the tracks (lines) you will use to follow the route and the waypoints show helpful landmarks and navigation hints. Navigating one track at a time will avoid confusion where the route crosses over itself. (On a Garmin GPS, “view” a track and then select “Go” to navigate one track at a time.)
The “Complete Track” combines tracks 1-4. It’s good for planning, but not for navigating since it might have more points than your GPS can handle and is confusing where the route overlaps itself.
The “Donner Campground (Forlorn)” and “Spooner Cabin (Forlorn)” files are only for riders doing the Forlorn 4-Day ride and shows how to get to get to those locations (campsites for nights 1 and 2).
Route Resupply Notes
Review this spreadsheet before you ride, so you don’t run out of water or food. Print or save it to your phone, so you can refer to it during your ride.
This doc shows you the elevation change along the route between resupply points, which is the best way to plan your progress. Just looking at the number miles is misleading. Print or save it to your phone, so you can refer to it during your ride.
Ca and NV Base Maps for Garmin GPS devices
It’s helpful to have topo maps installed on your GPS device, so you can see elevation, rivers, roads, etc. along the route. If you have a PC and a Garmin GPS, follow these instructions to upload free, CA and NV maps to your device.