So you are thinking about doing the Dixie Lite or Dixie 311 but not sure how to plan for so many unknowns? Here are some tips to get you started.
Start with Google Earth. If you don’t have it yet, download it – it’s free.
Next, download this file: Dixie Resources. (right click, save as…)
With these two pieces you’ll have more than enough information to launch a deep obsession :) The file includes:
- The most recent state of the route tracks and waypoints
- An overlay showing the snowpack conditions to the latest hour
- current weather forecasts at 5 locations on route
Google Earth of course is connected to massive GIS systems, so you can also search for anything you like near or on route – such as services. Usually said services pop up with phone numbers and images – this is really a great way to quickly visualize what is available and learn more.