Originally Posted by nunrleft
Why would this be a necessity? When I was doing my research I could not think of a reason that I needed the ability to track the route, other than the cool factor.
Where I ride, tracks are a NECESSITY! No "real" trails here, everybody just takes off and goes wherever they want. That makes it impossible to even follow *your own* tracks back (in the snow) to where you came from... assuming they're still there and haven't been covered by blowing snow.
It's also VERY easy to get turned around and completely lost out here... all the mountains look the same, and there aren't any signs pointing you to the next town... it's just hundreds of miles of wilderness every direction you look.
When I get home, I dump the tracks onto my laptop mapping software, and I can see where I've been in a much larger format... but that's the "cool factor" you were referring to...
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