Everywhere I've ever camped

Nick

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As I mentioned in another thread, I keep a personal Google Map and I drop a pin on every spot that I've ever camped. If I've camped there multiple times, it's a purple flag. One time, it's a blue flag. Obviously I'm missing a ton of flags from when I was younger, and some of the early ones I've just placed in the vicinity of where I think I was.

For me, this is a great tool to keep me motivated and especially to keep me exploring new places. It's easy to get in a rut and keep going back to the same awesome places but then you don't get a new pin on the map! :D

Here's a screenshot of the Utah portion of my map. I have some flags in Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona and Oregon but not very many.

At this zoom level a lot of the flags are hidden behind others, but you get the idea. ;)

Looks like I really need to spend more time in Cedar Mesa!

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Tyler

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That's awesome. Like your backpacking weight spread sheet, I'm going to have to copy you on this one.
 

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very cool that you are doing this.
I've been starting to create paths for all of my dayhikes & am thinking of going back & creating some for older hikes. at first i was just highlighting areas I've covered on my Nat. Geo. Map for the area.
I've been building an internal map working my way outwards from Boulder & rarely, if ever, hike in the local area in places in which i do not have a previous reference spot. old school explorer style. ;) it is rare that i even look at at map when out on the trail.
 

HomerJ

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Have you spent anytime in the Unitas? ;)
 

gloo

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I like this idea too nick. Sure would be quite the project for me to copy it though. Yikes..
 

HomerJ

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I like this idea too nick. Sure would be quite the project for me to copy it though. Yikes..
Sadly, it didn't take me long as I probably have 1/10 of what Nick has... or less.....:(
 

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I'd love to see a composite of data from all members on here! It would be a great way to see usage patterns at a glance.

BTW -- I have a similar KML file with all the trails I've hiked in southern Utah. I'll see if I can post it later this week.

- Jamal
 

HomerJ

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LOL! Tyler, you're not suppose to "like" that I have so few pins on my "camped here" map. :lol:
 

HomerJ

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I'd love to see a composite of data from all members on here! It would be a great way to see usage patterns at a glance.

BTW -- I have a similar KML file with all the trails I've hiked in southern Utah. I'll see if I can post it later this week.

- Jamal
I made mine in google earth and then imported the KML file into google maps.
 

Bigred72

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After I read the post I started putting together a map. I also put one for everywhere I've lived which is a lot of places.
 

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I was just catching up my 'Everywhere I've Ever Camped Map' and remembered I'd posted a screenshot here. Fun to go back and compared the map from 2 years ago. Still slacking like crazy in southeastern Utah and the Wasatch.

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Although I did pickup a bunch in Wyoming that I didn't even bother doing a screenshot of before.

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Anyone else keeping a map? It's fun to go back and be able to remember right where a killer campsite is sometimes. Also good to remind yourself you're really neglecting certain areas, as it is in my case.
 

Jammer

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I was just catching up my 'Everywhere I've Ever Camped Map' ....

You seem to have a void in the Upper Paria area too (and Bryce). Didn't you do a Bull Valley/Sheep Canyon trip?

I have my camps in Google Earth. When I did the master map for my site I decided not to export and include these -- but I should go back and do it just for this thread. That doesn't include my car camps though -- just hikes.

- JG
 

andyjaggy

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Nice. I have been thinking about getting a big utah map on the wall and doing this, but google maps would certainly be easier. It looks like you need to spend some time in the west desert.
 

HomerJ

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HomerJ

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I started mine after @Nick first posted his a while ago.

My "everyplace I've camped" map is only from the past 8 years. There's no way I could remember everywhere I camped as a kid! Looks like I've been neglecting Idaho.

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