SPOT route resurrected!
I have now successfully resurrected our actual TGO route from the SPOT web service. This was a lesson in taking a dependency on assumed API behavior rather than documented semantics. To cut a long story short the SPOT web service only provides access to the last 7 days of tracking information. However logging into your account page (https://login.findmespot.com) will gives the ability to download all data for the past 30 days. I’ve jiggered up the tracking page to show the actual route we took.
If you zoom in, you’ll note a couple of things:
- We didn’t always follow the plotted route – this was because we were following our “low level foul weather” route since the weather was pretty poor.
- On day 4 when leaving Cougie Lodge, we went via. Hilton Lodge rather than trying the “rough path” over the top. This was longer but saved us a great slog as we found from other Challengers.
- On day 6 our route from Laggan to Kingussie avoided the heavy “A” road and instead took the military road that paralleled it. It was a lovely walk in glorious sunshine!