Beaverdam Ford

Fords and only Fords! No Chevys, no Buicks, no Turbo-Yugos either. Post the coordinates and a description of the creek crossing. Interesting dirt or gravel roads only - no asphalt! Also post your awesome ADV GPS tracks (.gpx files)
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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by pcoburn » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:45 pm

N39 03.225 W77 45.103 according to my GPS (putting me on Jeb Stuart Rd and Butcher's Branch Creek). Having said that though this GPS stuff is new to me, and when I put in your coordinates into MapSource it shows something on the other side of I81... :shrug: I guess I have some practicing to do!
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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by badguy » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:56 pm

Weird. Both GPS coordinates are about the same (mine are in a different format - decimal as opposed to degrees-minutes-seconds) but I got them from google maps since I don't have a GPS unit. I guess it's just the different perspective that makes the pictures look different :shrug: I'll get back out there one of these days.

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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by the dude himself » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:32 am

It's likely due to different map Datums.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodetic_system

Google Maps uses WGS84, check your GPS to see which you're using.

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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by the dude himself » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:33 am

the dude himself wrote:It's likely due to different map Datums.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodetic_system

Google Maps uses WGS84, check your GPS to see which you're using.
Whoops, Google Maps shows you right where you belong. I blame Mapsource.

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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by pcoburn » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:23 am

A friend of mine was there last weekend and took another picture without the flooding ("look, there's a road...").

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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by badguy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:02 am

Ok, I'm gonna have to say that you got east and west mixed up or something :lol2: I was there last weekend and finally saw both sides...here's a pic from the west side looking back east. It's closer to the water than your picture, but I'm pretty sure it's the same view:

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I wonder how many pictures of this place we'll have by the time this thread is over :lol2:

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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by pcoburn » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:22 pm

Yep, same view. Maybe I should bring a compass next time... :huh:

Was there this weekend too, crossing the opposite direction to you guys - heading towards Philomont store around noon on Saturday. Helmet camera ran out of batteries before we crossed, so no more pictures to add...
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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by Rut Row » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:31 pm

badguy wrote:I wonder how many pictures of this place we'll have by the time this thread is over :lol2:
amazing isn't it? this ford is taking on a DAMN cult-like status :harhar:
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Re: Beaverdam Ford

Post by badguy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:43 pm

Haha, glad we finally got it figured out :cheers:

I'm adding some crossing info to the first post...it's a little shallower if you swing downstream.

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