Thank You Soooo Mucchh Everyone!!!!!!! I went to the Google maps and found the walking maps and it seems as if this will really help. I wasn't able to get it to be an exact science but definitly very helpful. I love the way it will show you a picture of the road your walking on. Way cool!
I went to Mapquest I I didn't see a way to point to a place on the map and get directions from a selected point "A" to Point "B". In Google Maps you can point at a place and right click it to ask for directions from or to this place. (or enter an address) This way you can daily right click on your last point (from here) then right click on your approximate new point (to here) and get the reported miles. Just click on "B" and slowly slide it along the route and the new miles will show up as you slide it. Just match it up to your actual miles and now you know where you are.
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Hello HEALTHYEI! You have the right idea! It has been a while since I used Mapquest, although it was my favorite a couple of years ago. I'll go on to mapquest and look a gain and see if it lets you move your point "B" around. In Google maps I just slide it until it matches my miles on my pedometer.
Yours is a very good question. Thankfully, I got an idea and several tips about doing an Appalachian Trail walk from a very nice team mate here, but using the hiker's companion which walks you from start to finish. If it weren't for that, I'd be lost, too.
I look forward to learning more about how to go about my next walk, wherever it may be, so thank you for bringing this question to the forefront.
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A lot of use Google Maps to track our walk. I personally go into Google Maps and put my ending location in so that it pops up a map and then I ask for directions and put my starting location in. Then I post my mileage each day that I walk and do some simple subtraction to figure out where I am. I find that with google maps you can move the starting location along the map to sort of match where you are. Hope this helps. I'm also hoping that FINFIN2 (Kevin) responds as well, as he is the king of google maps and I think he's posted some advice here on this site somewhere about how he uses it.
If you don't want to have the overhead of tracking your route, consider joining several of us in the Challenge Walks forum. This month we are walking to Truth or Consequences New Mexico. We'll pick a different destination in December. We make several different length walks available. I like walking with the group for mutual support and Kevin posts good pictures.
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Hi, I don't understand how to use this site. Would love to virtually walk from Ct to Rhode Island. What do I do? Do I go on Mapquest put in my starting point and ending point, find out how many miles and then just subtract each time I walk to see how far to go? Or is there a way to actually map out a walking route so if I walk 3 miles I'll know exactly where I am, virtually? Hope this makes sense, I really can't figure it out. Thanks for any help
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