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11-03-2012, 15:02
I have just finished and re-published all four of the Mapbooks to reflect changes made since they were originally created. New waypoint files matching the books have been put online. The old waypoint files are there as well, for those who are using previously published books.

I also have published a book with maps of just the reroutes and changes for those who have older versions of the Mapbooks but have not yet completed the trail. This is far less costly than re-purchasing the entire set. My original plan was to publish a single book of new maps for NM and CO, and a second one for WY/ID/MT. It turns out that publishing a single book for all the changes trail-wide only cost a few dollars more than doing the separate books, so I have done that instead. This book is bare bones, with none of the explanatory information found in the regular books. These revisions require using the new waypoints, so you may have to do some blending of waypoints if you utilize this approach.

New mileages are now 776.1 for NM, 737.1 for CO, 509.9 for WY, and 993.4 for MT to Waterton. (980.6 to Chief Mountain) Total length of the official route from Crazy Cook to Waterton is 3016.5 miles.

There is a considerable amount of work planned for NM, CO, and MT next season so we expect to be republishing the books about this time again next year.

The books are available at:


best wishes,

Jerry Brown
mailto:[email protected] ([email protected])
www.bearcreeksurvey.com (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/www.bearcreeksurvey.com)

11-04-2012, 10:13
Thanks for doing this.

11-04-2012, 22:25
Hey Jerry and Bear Creek Survey;Thanks again for posting your up-dated waypoint and POI files for 2013. It is great having up-to-date alignment info and accurate maps for the official CDNST route.I was one day behind you when you were gps-ing the Cowbone Lake re-route. I finished my 4 year section/chunk hike right after the new section of trail. I would strongly suggest that every hiker take a copy of your maps, a copy of the Ley maps, and if you choose to take a gps; a copy of your waypoint and/or POI Files. (And the track files below)As I have posted here before, I have created a web site to share a rough hand drawn track alignment based off of the CDNST alignment. I have also posted several track files for the major "Alternate routes" based off of the Ley map sets. These include Macs Inn, Creede, the old Pie Town route and Ghost Ranch……..etc. New this year are spur trails such as the routes to Pindale, WY.Please, everyone have a look at these files and look for any errors or suggestions.https://sites.google.com/site/frankgilliland/StarMan<frankgilliland> <at> <gmail> dot <com>

11-11-2012, 11:28

Mapbooks are 20% off at Lulu for 3 days. Code is VETS2012

Link to the books: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/bearcreek1035

GPS waypoints for all states have recently been reformatted so they can be searched more easily. (replaced the underscore with a hyphen, since some GPS receivers do not support the underscore character ) Download them at the Bearcreek website:

www.bearcreeksurvey.com (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/www.bearcreeksurvey.com)

The books and waypoints reflect last year’s trail changes and are up to date – ready for 2013 at this time.

11-11-2012, 21:37
Bearcreek: Thanks! I held off like you suggested. Glad I did and will pick them up next month! You don't have a pgkg deal if one purchases all of them at once?