Hiking (Yawgoog/Patchaug) 2:00:00  8.3 km (14:27 / km) +200m 12:54 / km
shoes: Roclite 312gtx
Group hike on scout campout. Originally headed out for short hike to a rock formation called the dinosaur cave. Got out to where the map indicated the caves should be and didn't find anything, but the map we had was a pretty crude trail map of the scout camp - ie not the pinnacle of fine mapping. While discussing option with the other leaders, I checked the map in my GPS, which I had running. Noted that we were pretty much standing on the state line, which equated nicely with the fact that the color of the blue blazes changed right about where we were, the CT side being the standard blue trail blue color. So we opted to follow the blue trail into CT for a while (Patchaug Trail) and the decided to turn it into an exploratory loop getting us back to camp with just a shade over 5 miles hiking, which many of the boys needed to do for a rank advancement. So it was a gorgeous day, a nice hike over terrain none of us had ever been on and the maps/gps worked out very nicely to keep us from ever being confused about where we were or where we were heading.
Lots of other hiking etc around camp this weekend, but I did not bother to log any of it, but a very busy weekend.
*I recently purchased a Garmin micro-SD card with 24k equivalent topos for all of New England, NJ, NY & PA on it for the GPS. Very nice detail for this purpose and the trails on the CT side were actually dead on for accuracy! There was one point where two trails on the gps map paralleled each other very tightly and it was in fact one track on top of a dam and another running below.