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Old 05-08-2014, 12:32 PM   #1
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Mountain Grades

Does anyone know of a source to find grades for mountain highways? It would be useful for trip planning. Thanks.
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There is a Google maps app called onthegomap.com that displays elevation and % grade along a route that you create. You need to be using Google Chrome browser in order to use it.

If you don't already have Chrome, open your browser and do a search for Google Chrome, then download and install. Then open Chrome and enter onthegomaps.com. It is a great tool. Obviously you need to have internet service to use this.
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We like to use the Mountain Directory which comes in both West and East versions. It describes mile by mile of the highway.

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Thanks for passing along the info for onthegomap.com. I experimented with it a little bit and found it very useful. I tried it in Internet Explorer and Firefox as well as Chrome; it works the same in any of those browsers.
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Thanks for passing along the info for onthegomap.com. I experimented with it a little bit and found it very useful. I tried it in Internet Explorer and Firefox as well as Chrome; it works the same in any of those browsers.
I'm not sure why I thought this required Chrome, but thanks for trying. It works in Safari too.
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We like to use the Mountain Directory which comes in both West and East versions. It describes mile by mile of the highway.

Mountain Driving Guide for Truckers, RV and Motorhome Drivers
The Mountain Driving Guide looked like a good resource and I was prepared to purchase both the East and West eBook copies until I noted that it is not compatible with Macs and most of the mobile solutions. It is a rare "Windows only" product. Yes, they do have a paper version but I am adverse to carrying around dead trees if I don't have to. I really don't understand why the author is not providing it in a browser based format, like their free Arizona demo, or a PDF ebook that mimics their paper version.

It looks like it would take a little more effort to use onthegomap.com but at present, that looks the best solution for me.
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