The other 10 mile document uses transit, so it's parameters are a little different. With the non-transit data, I'm going to re-start routing at the nearest public parking area prior to the first campsite if the mock hiker travels in the clockwise (CW) direction. The problem is that my parking area data still doesn't account for any road right-of-way widths yet. More precise parking areas could make a difference in determining the amenity gap's exact parameters.
These areas drive me crazy.
That's because they're the only ones that are practical to the 10 Mile Continuous Days document that I'm revising from the 2013 Edition of the Ohio Transit Hiker's Resource (OTHR) for the 2016. There's going to be two documents, one with transit and the other without. The one without is for a report to the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA). And the 20 mile continuous days without transit has already been routed.
Right now, one or two of the fans is making a lot of noise when the computer starts, but it eventually subsides if the computer stays powered on long enough. It's a matter of time before it fails. And I can't tell which one it is without unplugging all of them, then replugging them in one by one and powering up the computer each time. But I am pretty sure that the CPU and power supply unit (PCU) fans are OK.
I converted the state forest map to a image file and hosted it on my Facebook profile set to public for the purpose of using it as an image overlay in my Google Earth application. And I did this because I saw that this map was drawn to scale. After adjusting it's proportions, I found that it's roads and the route of the BT/NCT/ADT conformed well.
After noting its consistancy with the Scioto Trail Section track and getting the forestry map's proportions right, I used a "path" measure in Google Earth to measure the distance from the shortest point from the section to the nearest portion of the unincorporated community of Massieville in Ross County. Because it comes in at 3.68 miles, it is 0.68 miles too long at the thru hike rate for the Chillicothe Transit Service's (CTS) dial-a-ride program to be considered in the Ohio Transit Hiker's Resource (OTHR) at this time.
However, Massieville is unincorporated (it doesn't have any municipal lines), so the area might be vague. To be continued... But I know for sure that the most direct route from the BT/NCT/ADT in the forest to Massieville is too far. There may still be another option. In the meantime, I don't need to hike those state forest bridle trails since I already know that they won't work.
The highest point for the American Discovery Trail in Ohio & Kentucky occurs when it is concurrent with the Shawnee Section (December 2012 edition map & guide) of the Buckeye Trail near Point 25, 1,264ft above sea level. Their lowest point is at 456ft above sea level and it occurs on it's west independent arm.
ADT's mapping is based on their GPX data for Ohio & Kentucky and does not come with an edition date at this time.
When going for whole miles, I have to delete a copy of the section's master track from it's terminator with the "Properties" menu up and set to the "Measurements" tab in Google Earth. The track has little squares that are like anchors. They pertain to the global coordinates in the track's XML (an Internet programming language) for every place the track turns, no matter how insignificant. And if I'm not careful when doing as it gets close, the desired mileage might be between these anchors and I could overshoot it. My Road Fork track has 60 of these markers. One section down, 25 more to go.
Naming the low and high points could be useful for OTHR's guide. But I plan on writing a page here on Blogger highlighting them in the future. Since I've completed the successful merging of the BTA GIS/ GPS Data Depository into 26 sections, I can confirm that nothing on the circuit is higher than 50ft north of the oval in Burton of Geauga County on the west sidewalk of North Cheshire Street. At 1,332 feet above sea level, I am certain that this is the highest point on the Buckeye Trail as of the date of this log. Also verified it's elevation with a USGS topo map.
Today, I worked on a promotion map that I'll submit to the Buckeye Trail Association at some point. I was working on television viewing areas in the state and surrounding areas. I also finished up the listing of colleges and universities.
Transit to Chillicothe would open up another regional transit point on the OTHR between Logan and Peebles. Not to mention that it would be a good city to resupply in. In the past, I've been trying to find transit in Ross County to no avail. Everything outside of the city is for medical transport only. Chillicothe's fixed routes are just too far from the Buckeye/ North Country/ American Discovery Trail (BT/ NCT/ ADT).
Whipple Section - Buckeye Trail/ North Country Temporary Connector, Pts. 06 - 08 measured in at 2.9mi. I can confirm that Google Maps is correct for all of the on-road.
I measured every part of the section myself with my car's trip tick, or the trip computer on my hand GPS. I confirmed the GIS to be right on Pts. 01 - 02, the map team on 02 - 06 and Google Maps on 06 - 24. All that I have to do is put all that together to get the section's actual mileage.
With that being said, there are some places where it could be beneficial to have a new camping [including private camp hosts (residential)]/ lodging amenity in Lake County and they are:
City of Mentor-on-the-Lake
Village of Grand River
This page is a log entry and is not maintained. But this situation has remained so for more than the 5 years that I've been monitoring the Buckeye Trail.