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01-16-2013, 12:59
I've have all the guidebooks and maps, but was wondering if there is anyplace online you can view the elevation change over a given distance, examples:

From Springer to Neel's Gap... what is the elevation change your walking?

The state of Virginia, how much elevation change are you experiencing just in this state?

From mile 60 to mile 80 NOBO, how much elevation change inbetween these two points?

These are JUST EXAMPLES of different way's the data could be layed out, but i've yet to find the source of information providing this. I tried to make some calculations myself using just the AWOL AT Guide, but it looks like there are a lot of ups and downs that are un-accounted for when you calculate the change over two given points.

01-16-2013, 13:05
This is the best one I have found...


01-16-2013, 15:05
Not sure exactly what you are looking for, but you might be able to find out what you are looking for using Google Earth.

If you haven't already, go to http://www.google.com/earth/index.html and download a copy of their program. Then go to http://guymott.com/atgps.html to download the GPS data for the entire trail.

The plus side is that if you right click on a path in Google Earth, one of your options is to show the elevation profile for the path. The down side is that the GPS data is broken up into hundreds of individual paths, and Google Earth - by itself - doesn't have any functionality to make it easy to select a series of paths and combine them.