Sunset on the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range

Navigation & Safety

  • We use Ride with GPS for mapping and tracks.
  • Ride With GPS Club Membership is Included with Exit Tours Club Membership.
  • Ride with GPS is compatible with most GPS units.
  • Ride with GPS works with I-Phone and Andriod phones, even off-line.
  • Ride with GPS has offline maps for your Android or I Phone, voice navigation and you can download all Loops with one click.
  • GPS Tracks, Maps and cue sheet link will be emailed to all participants before the ride.
  • SEE THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NAVIGATION & SAFTEY: advtours.com/navigation-safety/

SAFETY BEYOND CELLULAR

SPOT-X  2-WAY SATELLITE MESSAGING DEVICE

SPOT-X is 2-way satellite messaging device with an onboard backlit QWERTY keyboard and GPS location tracking.

Direct communication with emergency services and Social media linking in one portable, lightweight device.

  • SPOT X provides affordable, off-the-grid messaging and tracking.
  • Direct connection to the Emergency Coordination Center
  • SPOT has triggered over 6,000 rescues around the globe within the last ten years.
  • With SPOT X, users can better communicate during their adventures with 2-way satellite messaging to keep in touch with family and friends,
  • Communicate if necessary with emergency personnel. 
  • SPOT X provides users with a unique, personal mobile number that allows either party to initiate conversations at any time.

SPOT X Specifications:

  • Length: 6.54”
  • Width: 2.9”
  • Thickness: 1.75”
  • Weight: 7.0 oz

ALTITUDE SICKNESS PREVENTION

View from the Top of 14k foot Mt. Antero

Mean elevation is the mean elevation of a county. Colorado counties dominate the list. The top twenty-one counties in the US
are located in Colorado. The mean elevation of Chaffee County is 9,915 feet

View of the Continental Divide from the Salida Ranger Station

The City of Salida sits at an elevation of approximately 7,083 feet above sea level. People who live at high altitudes adjust to the low oxygen levels, but for travelers first arriving at a high-altitude environment, altitude sickness can strike. Here are some things you can do to prevent yourself from getting altitude sickness:

  • Adjust slowly. Your body needs about two to three days of slowly going higher in order to adjust.
  • Eat carbs. It’s not often we’re told to eat extra carbohydrates….
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Drink lots of water
  • Take it easy
  • Medication