I have always enjoyed
the outdoors: hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, scuba and do I dare say
"bow hunting". With
the advances in modern day Global Positioning System technologies
and mapping software I began mapping my excursions using various gps units and different mapping software.
(see resource page)
In the early 90's while hiking with a friend who
remembered an old trail from the 50's we left the marked trail system.
No trail, no map, no compass, no gps, just his memory. It took
some time but by discovering old cairns and other markers we made our
way off the mountain. Today part of the once abandoned trail is again part of
the maintained trail system of Acadia. It was partially due to this
experience and wandering away from the crowds that has
lead to the exploration and mapping of old trails