Keeping on the trail
is the hardest part of the trip, with over a 1,000 places to make a
wrong turn, you will end up getting off the trail every day. Now you
won't be lost, but you can save yourself a lot of backtracking if you
stay focused. That is easy to say if have two people and one can navigate
and the other can follow and take in the scenery. Just remember, on
the rollcharts, Sam marks them with a dot then an arrow that shows which
way to turn. Reset your odometer at the dot, not at the turn like I
did for the first half of the trip.
For a great crossbar map case, go to Riderwarehouse.
The maps you get
for the trip are very detailed. They come in a box from Sam. For the
whole trip you are looking at $412.00
REI has a great
web page on using a compass to update your rusty skills. Go