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« on: August 30, 2005, 02:38:52 PM »

Two weeks ago I went to Croom with my GPS and did a quick run of the points of interest I could remember. I put together a Google Earth map that everyone could use. Here's the map.



Here's the Google Earth file for download.

http://www.atvflorida.com/googleearth-croom/croom.kml (right click, choose save as)
Updated: 08/30/05

If you have Google Earth installed, you can simply open the file. If not, download and install it first here: http://earth.google.com/

There are many more points of interest at Croom. Post your GPS coordinates here and I'll add them to the Google Earth map and .kmz file.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005, 08:27:52 PM »

I'm ashamed that no one seems to be appreciating your efforts. I appreciate it and now need to go buy a GPS to take advantage of it. Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2005, 08:35:53 PM »

thanks mr. bones, il check some of the areas out next time i go
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2005, 01:51:57 PM »

pretty cool. The big jump. Is that the step up that you're referring to?  -Mark
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2005, 02:52:17 PM »

Thats pretty cool.  All I got on the map was marker 6EW though.  Maybe I did something wrong?
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2005, 03:17:58 PM »

Thats pretty cool. All I got on the map was marker 6EW though. Maybe I did something wrong?

It is pretty cool, and I had the same problem you did.  After downloading and opening the file, all I got was marker 6EW
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2005, 03:13:22 PM »

Sorry about that. I saved the file as a KMZ instead of a KML. If you right click and save it, then open it, the new file will work.

I can't get it to work simply by clicking on it. All it does is display the file as text. I'm working with my webhost to try and fix that.

Let me know if you are still having problems with the file.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2005, 03:25:54 PM »

Your fix worked for me...thanks Mr Bones
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2005, 07:24:02 PM »

Works real good now.  Thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2005, 10:26:58 PM »

thanks. This is really cool. Believe it or not i'm going to croom this weekend. my friends giving me a pass for no $$$.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2005, 12:45:11 AM »

pretty cool. The big jump. Is that the step up that you're referring to?  -Mark

The big jump was almost a 10-12ft 1/4 pipe that the lip flattened out. About a year ago I saw some crazy people taking that at high speed and just getting huge air. They would land about 6 ft forward on the top of the jump. When I checked it out a few weeks ago, it seemed to be eroded from the rain. It's still a decent hill climb though. With enough speed some air will be had.
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2005, 06:16:53 PM »

dang, I never knew the place was that big,,,,,I thought it basically ended at the camps towards the back.

maybe I'll go and check it out one of these days.

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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2005, 08:44:37 PM »

Bones you are the man! I think I have seen you out there before. Don't you have the big ATVflorida.com graphic on your trailer? I always go to Ocala now though, hopefully we'll renew our stickers and go check out those spots. If you know of any other jumps that'd be awsome I'll definatly go check them out.
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2005, 09:57:40 PM »

Yeah, that's my trailer. Although I took the big stickers off to avoid problems with my HOA when I moved last year. Each time I go I'll try and find new spots to map out. I'll be going more when the summer's over. I've had enough of the mid day heat!
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2005, 10:53:09 PM »

Whats that track to the East of croom? Or at least on the left hand side while looking at it.
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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2005, 10:26:54 AM »

Load Google Earth and click on the locations on the left side. I've added comments  that will expand with a caption on the location.
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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2005, 02:16:09 PM »

No the track outside of Croom. It is right along he boundries of it. At least it looks like a track.
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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2005, 02:22:30 PM »

Oh that. I forget the guys name, but whoever owns that track has had to keep it private. I remember reading about it in the paper. He was trying to open it to the public but the county wouldn't allow it. It's off limits. There is a nice hilly perch where you can view the whole thing and see some dirt bikes on it. I've never seen an ATV out there.
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2005, 09:15:11 PM »

That is very very interesting, I wonder if I gave him a donation if he'd let me ride it. I have so many cool places to check out now thanks again Mr. Bones.  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2005, 09:26:40 AM »

Does seem rather large. I've heard so many negative things about Croom and them limiting where you can ride and also there are problems w/ traffic. I want to try it but don't want to spend $50 on something I may never use again. Why in the world don't they just have $10 a day passes or something?
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2005, 09:56:38 AM »

Well 50$ is a yearly pass. But when I first started going there there weren't as many fences and restrictions on where you could ride. It has gone down hill but since it's only about an hour from my house compared to 2 hours to ONF it's quick and easy to just go there and put around. Can't really open it up there. I never get out of 3rd.  Sad  -Mark
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2005, 10:36:13 AM »

This map is great.
It has been many years since I have been to croom. Did they move he camp ground?
The last time I was there there was a fence just north of the campground that seperated the hunting area. It looks like they have opened all of that area to ridding now?
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2005, 10:48:32 AM »

The campground hasn't moved. It is fenced in. There's also fences running along the access road to the north of it and OHVs are off limits. A good part of this west/east access road is fenced off the same way.

If you are referring to the area north of the campground and north of the access road, that is open to riding.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2005, 11:53:42 AM »

Well Mr bones Im sure im not the only one that wants to say thanks for the nice map and im also sure im not the only one thinking, When will the map of Ocala be avilable?
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2005, 04:25:34 PM »

Ocala is all fuzzy, I looked it up a while back. You can see the main roads. That'd be so sweet, we need to start getting the coordinates from all the cool little spots.
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