I love going back over trips and re-tracing the route on Google Earth, it's amazing how familiar it can feel to the real thing sometimes.
I also use it before a trip to meticulously map out routes, distance, elevation, etc
I've not seen a repository on SP or any real GE, in fact i can't find a decent place anywhere online to find these.
looking for a good repository for popular hikes etc. think Haute Route, Half Dome(actually google has this particular hike online), the Lost Coast, PCT, JMT, etc etc etc.
[list=]are SP members talking about these / using these and i just can't find where? [/list]
[list=]if not, is there another place this is happening?[/list]
[list=]if not, why not? does anyone else use GE for this? would anyone be interested in this?[/list]
(p.s. did a search in teh forum and i can't see much discussion around this.)
--EDIT: fyi here's a screenshot of the elevation profile, this is of the Teton Crest Trail in GTNP.