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    Default Elevation gain and loss

    Is there a place where you can plug in a starting location and ending location and see the elevation gain and loss between the two?

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    Something like this should do the trick, it shows the total distance, elevation gain/loss, and gives you a list of POI's you'll hit along the way: https://www.atdist.com/at/

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    Last edited by atraildreamer; 02-17-2024 at 14:03.

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    Thank you !!!

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    Far Out app allows you to zoom in on a stretch and see those figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring.Bear View Post
    Far Out app allows you to zoom in on a stretch and see those figures.
    This is the way to go IMO
    Trail Miles: 4,980.5
    AT Map 1: Complete 2013-2021
    Sheltowee Trace: Complete 2020-2023
    Pinhoti Trail: Complete 2023-2024
    Foothills Trail: 47.9
    AT Map 2: 279.4
    BMT: 52.7
    CDT: 85.4

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    This web site has data (mileage one elevation) for lots of points along the trail. The data seems to be from the 2023 Data Book. You can select starting and ending points and it will extract the data for your hike in a table along with elevation maps that you can print.

    https://bentwells.shinyapps.io/atdata/

    What I do for planning is to extract all the data into a spreadsheet (copy and paste).
    Then I write spreadsheet formulas to calculate miles and elevation change for any given day.

    Here is a Dropbox link for the NoBo spreadsheet (I can make a NoBo too, but haven't yet). Let me know if this allows you to download the Excel file.

    https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ljqfi...8na3esz8n&dl=0

    Instructions

    In the Start/Stop column enter any text you want to mark when you will start and stop. I have entered numbers to show where you may want to stop on the first 4 days of a NoBo hike, just as an example. When you enter something in the Start/Stop columns, a number will appear in columns E, F, and G. These are the miles hike for the section you marked, the feet elevation gain, and the feet elevation loss. Note that the elevation changes are APPROXIMATE as they are just calculated from the changes between each location in the data table. A gain and loss between those data points will not be registered. But it can be useful for knowing if you have big climb or descent on that day. Columns C and D have the miles and elevation change to the next location in the table. Services are the ones listed in the web page. The Key is listed in the other sheet of the spreadsheet. The last two columns are the miles from Springer and the Elevation for each location. These data are used to calculate all the other numbers. There are a number of columns off to the right you can ignore. There are just formulas used to calculate the useful data. Make sure you do not change any of the cells except in the Start/Stop column as they all have interconnected formulas. deleting any one of them could mess up the whole spreadsheet.

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    You can map it in CalTopo if you're on a PC as well.

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