I've been quite busy with a lot of non-Georgia Overland, non-offroad activities with the family. I apologize to all my readers for not getting the data wrapped up and publishing the final route. I still have much to do...but it WILL get done. Once I make a final, complete pass of the route I can provide all of the exact route distances. Until then, please enjoy the .kmz files available for download on the Maps and Downloads page.
I receive many emails from readers regarding route and device suggestions. I wanted to pass along a few course offerings at the Buford REI (other locations have similar offerings) that may be useful.
If you enjoy using your GPS device while traveling the backroads of Georgia, but are not completely comfortable with it, you may want to give the GPS Navigation Basics class a try. And if you happen to be one of the many Garmin device owners, you may want to check out the GPS & Computer Class: Utilizing Garmin's Mapping Software.
The complete Buford REI class and event calendar is found here.
I should also add that I strongly encourage everyone to take a map and compass navigation course just to have a basic understanding of how to use a map (you do carry a map with you, don't you?) and compass (pack one of those, too). While a GPS is extremely useful, they are not foolproof and still rely on batteries and/or external power.