One of my goals in creating this blog is to create a resource for those that want to explore hiking in Alberta. Often I find myself on a trail that is supposed to be well marked only to be asking whether the trail goes left or right. Trail signs in some cases have been damaged through neglect or abuse. Please, if you have been on a hike that you enjoyed, send a couple of pictures, a description of the trail, and if you have it, the saved track from your GPS to chris[at]hikealberta[dot]com.
Directions for use
Each hike profiled will have directions on how to get to where it starts, a description of the hike, and a GPX file which you can download to your GPS unit. Naturally, any information obtained through this blog is used at your own risk. The accuracy of the downloaded tracks depends on several factors including weather and obstructions such as mountains or tree cover. They are intended for reference only and I would suggest you take a topographical map of any area in which you hike. Also, each hike description will include a topographical map generated with Mapsource. This map is not intended to be used to guide you through the area. Obtain a complete map of the area in which you plan to hike. Remember, weather and wildlife can be unpredictable and it is up to you to ensure your own safety.
All tracks are saved in GPX format which can be used with most GPS devices. When you download the file it will open in a new page. Save this page as a file to your desktop and open it with Mapsource or with another product such as MotionBased which is a free service available from Garmin. The file can then be transferred to your GPS device.
If you have any problems transferring the data, please send an email to chris[at]hikealberta[dot]com. I may be able to help. I have never used Magellan products so some experimentation may be required.