Nevada Backroaders

Nevada 4-Wheel Drive Club
It is currently Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:33 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Mitchell book
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:45 pm
Posts: 747
Location: Las Vegas
anyone else have issues with this book?

Beth and I decided at the last minute to check out the trail in the Southern Nevada book that describes the Yellow Pine Mine.

We found that almost none of the descriptions in the book were accurate at all. It tells you to set your trip meter to 0.0, and then it talsk abotu a road branching, at say, 1.8 miles, but it forks at .2 miles, and then climbs one HELL of a class III road (which was in the book, but not where it said it was), that made a good case for lockers and a wide stance for a Jeep.


It was dumb luck that we actually found what we went looking for.


The book is neat for all the historical stuff, but if I was relying on it for directions in the middle of nowhere...no thanks.

_________________
Image


ɹǝʌo ǝɯ ןןoɹ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:08 pm
Posts: 840
Location: Caliente, NV
No real issues yet, but I also know how to get to most of the places he covers and don't use their directions much. I have read a few that didn't sound right from memory.

But I know what you mean about some peoples directions.

That's why I like the way the guy that runs www.hikinglasvegas.com does his hikes. You can literally stand in the same spot he did when he took a reference photo. If I ever get around to making a site dedicated to listing trails, I plan on using his format. Might even get me a GPS camera too :wink:

_________________
All Jeep trails had to first be Scouted.

1978 IH Scout II Lifted, locked, blah,blah,blah.
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Her car.
1992 Ford F350 XLT 4x4


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mitchell book
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:03 pm
Posts: 174
Location: Winnemucca, NV
I own three of Roger's latest SUV series books (but don't have his Nevada books yet). I have a love/hate relationship with them. I mention them often on my webpage as reference material to my readers, but I have issues with the books.

* At critical junctures, he often sidetracks into a 3-page diatribe on natural history. Then when he resumes discussion about the trail, he's jumped ahead to some other point, leaving you hanging about where to turn, or whatever. Very frustrating on the trail when you're at a point where you don't know which way to go.

* His mileage and mine don't correspond in many cases. I compare my odometer readings with GPS tracking readings and measurements on topographic map software before I mention distance on my webspages and my three readings correspond, but his don't.

* His books do make for great fodder to get out and explore for yourself the areas he writes about.

* For natural history buffs, his descriptions make the trail experience that much better.

* He's referenced my works and has them listed in his bibliographies. So I guess he can't be all that bad ... :wink:

_________________
D.A. Wright
~When You Live in Nevada, "just down the road" is anywhere in the line of sight within the curvature of the earth.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:45 pm
Posts: 747
Location: Las Vegas
GaryB wrote:
No real issues yet, but I also know how to get to most of the places he covers and don't use their directions much. I have read a few that didn't sound right from memory.

But I know what you mean about some peoples directions.

That's why I like the way the guy that runs http://www.hikinglasvegas.com does his hikes. You can literally stand in the same spot he did when he took a reference photo. If I ever get around to making a site dedicated to listing trails, I plan on using his format. Might even get me a GPS camera too :wink:




Gary, that's a problem with a lot of trail books.

I know photos can probably add significantly to the production cost of the book, but if you're out the boonies, you NEED not just GPS coordinates and a description, but some shots of landmarks where the GPS is so you can at least SEE where you are.

_________________
Image


ɹǝʌo ǝɯ ןןoɹ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mitchell book
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 181
we did yellow pine last month and we did it straight from the book we got there fine.

_________________
08 TRD Taco: SSMica Xcab 4WD 4.0 V6 6sp OC-TO
IVD: Coilovers, UCAs, remote res shocks & 3AAL Pack+TSB leafs
265/75r16 BFG KM2s+TRD alloys, BudBuilt Skids
ARB bumper, X9, IPFxsd900, DeMello sliders, AP rear plate bumper


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group