Pink Pine Ski Tour – Topo & Guide

| January 31, 2010

At a recent seminar, a speaker from “Backpacker Magazine” described his reader base as “geo reference oriented” which I think was a nice way of saying “geeks with GPS’s.”  As I am guilty of the same sin, I wanted to see about putting some classic Wasatch tours on-line and see how it works.

The tour below (Pink Pine, an excellent quick outing, or safe first tour) is created in Trimble Outdoors and has all sorts of download options, including sending it to your GPS enabled phone.  Since I don’t have one, I’d be interested in seeing how it works if anyone actually tries this.

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The potential for this sort of mapping is vast as it has embedded photos, gps way points, a variety of terrain overlays (satellite, topo, hybrid, map) and it can be downloaded to devices like your phone, computer or GPS.

Help support and get down and geeky with a Garmin eTrex H GPS from Click on the photo below…


Category: Random, Route Guides

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Redbeard says:

    On the last photo, me thinks you meant to write “ski here” rather than “ski hear.” or did i miss a joke?


    the grammar geek

  2. Derek says:

    Maynard’s gonna luv this. Get ready to duck!

    We do this in moto world quite often. Ride a cool route through the desert, save the track file (GPX) and share it with others. I prefer the GPX format for following routes.

  3. Grizzly Adam says:

    Very cool. As a map and GPS nerd this is right up my alley.

  4. steve says:

    first thing that came to mind was also maynerd. Maybe do some maps over by raymond :) Were the avy conditions that bad to see you rippin laps on sunny side the other day?! haha jk.

  5. Ralph S. says:

    Sweet! I just plotted out my trip from Saturday!

  6. Michelle says:

    Hi All!

    You can also use our cell phone applications to record a trip from your phone and send to to view your statistics. Check out this downhill ski trip out:

    Michelle – Trimble Outdoors

  7. Andrew says:

    Thanks Michelle – that’s a very cool website.

  8. Andrew says:

    Hi Ralph – being able to embed the video like that is a nice touch. I’ve only spent about 1 hour on Trimble, but so far it seems easy.

  9. Andrew says:

    Steve – I’m waiting for Maynerd to chime in here, but if not, I might have to set it up and post a topo of Butler Fork Trees or the Meadow Chutes. That will get him fired up.

  10. Andrew says:

    Hi Redbeard – I know, I know. I didn’t notice that until too late, and when I did, I got a laugh out of it. Unfortunately, there is no joke to miss, just pour speling and being in a hury. ;)

  11. d3 says:

    what would the world be like without maynerds? less snark, probably, and that would be sad.

    this looks really good, nicely done, and i mean it! i do.

  12. Michael Nugent says:

    ANDREW!!!! if you read this ive been following your work for years. WOW! AMAZING!!! Thanks a ton!!!! You intitiated some of the best days of my life, not abstractly because of, whats in The Chuting Gallery.
    Sorry about the loss of some of your buds over the years, i.e.; Lowe.
    suuri. on a different note i live in providence and one owner of Nice Slice Pizza on Thayer is a risd grad around your time and i think you should stop in? Nice Slice doesnt have big walls of electric snow but we do have better pizza than any offered in utah. see you there?

  13. Michael Nugent says:

    i meant Saari. Hans Saari. May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family and freinds. Nice Slice

  14. Michael Nugent says:


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