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How to plan a trail route?

The list of things to consider in deciding the direction for a day hike is very long, and depends a lot on the area you're hiking in (populated vs. remote, mountainous vs. flat, coastal...). Some ...
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How to plan a trail route?

I would question that the lowest point is the best place to start, although obviously the highest point is not, because you must end the walk with a climb. There are multiple factors to consider: not ...
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How to plan a trail route?

In any routing software I use, it makes sense to start the route from a useful start point (which might be my house, a car park, bus stop etc.), and plan the route in the direction I intend to take ...
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