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Old 09-09-2016   #1
 
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No Google Maps! That is not the way to Westwater Canyon


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Old 09-13-2016   #2
 
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I'm actually a little surprised it got it that close. It may not be the ideal route, or the point B you wanted to land on, but hey.....


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Well, honestly, I always find it amusing when someone drives into a river, or onto a treacherous 4x4 road, or through a swamp, because their GPS told them to. (Happens a lot more often than you might think).

Yeah, fortunately technology steers you the wrong direction every once in a while... Keeps the gapers on their toes.
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Wow, I got the same thing. Funny.

If you want the directions to the neighborhood, try this and see what happens:

Westwater Ranch Road, Cisco, UT 84515

Or this to get where you really want to be (unless blue is more your style):
39.086611, -109.101136

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Old 09-13-2016   #5
 
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You can type in Westwater, UT or even Westwater Boat Launch, UT and it will take you right there. Westwater Canyon is a geographic feature miles long, so it's not surprising you got weird directions.

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Old 09-13-2016   #6
 
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We've had several delivery trucks and many cars get stuck because their GPS tells them to go down irrigation ditch access roads. Google probably uses those same old, outdated databases. There's plenty of roads on Google maps that are in the middle of farmer's fields.
Who knows where they get this stuff from.
Kind of like using the internet for finding stores. If it was ever there it will show up when you search. You go there and it's an empty field or a totally different business.
Nobody is cleaning this stuff up.
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I followed a double-trailered FedEx truck up Independence Pass the other day. I wasn't going over, just staying on the Aspen side but wondered if the truck would continue past the "maximum length 35 feet" and the "$1500 fine" and the "turn around now" signs. It did.
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Gives one hope for self-driving cars. 😩😂

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Gives one hope for self-driving cars. ����

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I don't care about self-driving cars, but I do want a self-shuttling truck!
And I would also like it to be at the take-out.
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I don't care about self-driving cars, but I do want a self-shuttling truck!
And I would also like it to be at the take-out.
Ya with a cold beer and a gal
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