C2C GPS Tracks

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C2C GPS Tracks

Postby Muffenman » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:32 pm

Hi
I am planning on doing the C2C hike in late October. I am gathering as much information as possible on this hike before attempting...I dont want to make a mistake and end up on "I Shouldnt Be Alive" or KCAL 9.

I have read that the trail is well marked but there is no official route that you will find on topo maps. Does anyone have a .gpx file of this hike that they would be willing to share? Please let me know. Thanks!

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Postby Lermo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:18 pm

Hey Muffenman,

Try this site:
http://sites.google.com/site/jeffstrail ... an-jacinto

GPS file:
cactus_to_clouds_25Nov2008_5_pieces_for_gps.gdb

Google Earth file:
Cactus to Clouds 25Nov2008.kmz

Hope this helps.
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Postby Florian » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:33 pm

I have the Skyline to tram as a Google Earth kml file here if that's helpful at all .. http://stargazing.com/blog/skyline_trail_051609.kml

Note this is from the Ramon trailhead and not from the museum.

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Postby soulcamp » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:26 pm

I used the .gdb file that @Lermo linked for the trail and copied the waypoints from this site:

http://www.shyamal.com/Hikes/MtSanJ_C2C/SanJacintoC2C.html

The GPX file from the second site is not as clean (he veered off the trail several times while recording it), but the waypoints are nice to have when you don't know the trail.

I use a program called GPS Kit (which, if you have an iPhone, is a must at only $10) that lets me copy tracks & waypoints back and forth from sets. I can probably export the combined file if you can't find a way to do it yourself.
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Postby Kevin » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:37 am

Here's mine that I posted on Wikiloc.

http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=1330593
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Postby Muffenman » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:53 pm

Thanks for the .gpx files!
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Postby hawkbill666 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:57 pm

Last October I did my first C2C, well almost :) (800 feet short!!).

I used the track here and had no trouble:
http://socalhikes.com/2008/10/cactus-to ... ip-report/
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Postby DayEarly » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:23 am

hawkbill666 wrote:Last October I did my first C2C, well almost :) (800 feet short!!).

I used the track here and had no trouble:
http://socalhikes.com/2008/10/cactus-to ... ip-report/


I can understand giving up at the snow line and turning back, but how does one fall short 800 feet ?
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Postby hawkbill666 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:19 pm

We spent too long on skyline and ran out of time trying to make the second part to the summit. It was our first attempt, and we were well prepared, yet we had never done anything this big (no where near).

I was watching the clock carefully and doing the time/speed math and we turned around short of the summit with just enough time to catch the last tram, by barely 15 minutes.

Since this is an old post you revived we have now completed C2C on our second attempt this October, so the "just 800 feet short" thing is gone to me :)

And to pull this thread back into the topic, I again used the same GPS track that I linked and it was flawless for me all the way to the summit.

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Postby DayEarly » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:24 pm

hawkbill666 wrote:We spent too long on skyline and ran out of time trying to make the second part to the summit. It was our first attempt, and we were well prepared, yet we had never done anything this big (no where near).

I was watching the clock carefully and doing the time/speed math and we turned around short of the summit with just enough time to catch the last tram, by barely 15 minutes.

Since this is an old post you revived we have now completed C2C on our second attempt this October, so the "just 800 feet short" thing is gone to me :)

And to pull this thread back into the topic, I again used the same GPS track that I linked and it was flawless for me all the way to the summit.

Scott


Hey, Congrats!

Now I understand.

I'll download your gps track for myself since I've not completed the C2C as of yet, either. The group I was just with opted not to ascend due to icy conditions but one fellow really wanted to go badly. He had completed the hike previously but years earlier and was wary of going it alone. The tracks would have probably been enough for him.
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