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Snowy hike up to Rattlesnake Ledge January 28, 2012

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We hiked up to the top of Rattlesnake Ledge today.  Roughly 5 miles round trip and 800kCals.


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  • Nonno says:

    Posti magnifici e passeggiata grandiosa ma
    da quando Giacomo porta occhiali?

  • Ingunn says:

    I love Rattlesnake! How did you make that route graphic? Such a cool perspective! I have a Garmin but I only overlay my tracks on the standard maps, so this looks much cooler.

  • Daron says:

    Thanks for the comment – you need to load the track into Google Earth and then rotate the viewing plane (which probably sounds super complicated but actually its really simple and takes about 30 seconds to do).

    OK, you need to have Google Earth installed beforehand for this to work smoothly – so I recommend you download and install this first. Then, the easiest way to do this is to use the Garmin Training Center software, right click on the exercise/route and select ‘View in Google Earth”. This should fire up Google Earth running (the Garmin data should have been auto-loaded and zoomed to the region you were exercising) you then hold down the ‘shift’ key and drag ‘up’ with the cursor and it will rotate the perspective to show a relief map. I then use the ‘print screen’ option and crop out the part of the image I want. It really is all done automatically and takes no time at all.

    If you don’t have the Garmin Training Software then simply load the garmin gpx file (which has your route/track) directly into Google earth, zoom in and then do the same trick by holding down the shift key to rotate the surface of the earth to give the ‘relief map’ view. If you can’t get it to work then let me know and I can walk you through it step by step.

    For the record, Microsoft has alternative and more powerful software (called ‘World-wide Telescope’) which you can use to achieve the same visuals (and much much more) but it is likely that all you need is what Google Earth has to offer.


  • Ingunn says:

    Oooh, very cool! I need to play around with it a little bit since it’s not just showing the red line but also lots of yellow tracking dots + the start/end thingies, but yay, lots of fun! Thanks for helping me out.

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