So of you may have noticed that my National Geographic TOPO! files were showing up as broken links.
Turns my ISP had made some tweaks on the server setting that caused the file not to be recognized (MIME Type Associations for the geeks) even though the files were indeed on the server.
I have the issue all cleared up now so they are once again downloadable. For those of you who also asked about if I had KML, GPX or CRS files for the various places, the answer is maybe. As I get around to updating the various pages on my site I’m revamping my GPS files as well. In the interim you can convert them yourself through some many conversion utilities that are out there on the interweb.
Take a look at my FAQ on GPS and TOPOs to get yourself throughly confused on some of the conversion processes I use.
On a related note, I have had a new GPS for the last six months that I have been tinkering with. The Garmin Oregon 450. I pretty darn happy with it and will try to get some more verbage out on in the future. Finally on the subject of GPSs, sooner or later your GPS will stop working, wither it is due to dead batteries or a tumble off your pack, it will be a pricey brick on one of your rides. Be prepared to navigate without it. Now go have some fun getting lost! 🙂