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I built the trip in Backpacker Magazine's trip planner. Here is the link: http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/...
You can either print out a topo map of the trip or install it on your phone if you are using either the Backpacker Trails app or Trimble Outdoor Navigator app.
There are many good maps available out there and I always stress that everyone should have a map and compass on a back-country trip and know how to use it. If you don't know, that will be one of the things to work on during this trip. GPS is a fine tool, but I've never had a map run out of batteries on a trip...
1 · November 11
Just got back from doing the bluff springs loop with some of my coworkers and I have to say, the cat-claw are running the trails right now.
I'm going to ask the rangers if I can do some machete style trail maintenance on this trip to help but in the event I can't I recommend bringing sturdy gloves, durable close-knit long sleeve shirt and long pants. Also, expect your clothes to take some real wear and tear; one of my coworkers was rather put off by the amount of damage his wardrobe took from the bushwhacking.
0 · October 28