coordinates may be for the parking place or for the swimming hole
itself (or sometimes both). If it is a short walk, it
hardly matters. But if it is a hike, then you must READ OUR
DIRECTIONS carefully before you use our coordinates.
- If our coordinate accuracy says "GENERAL AREA", dont use the coordinates for directions, READ OUR DIRECTIONS INSTEAD.
blindly follow your GPS. Get a map and read
our directions! If your gps is not taking you where the written
directions indicate, use the written directions NOT the GPS! Of
course, if you see signs to the place, follow the signs not your gps.
- Sometimes Garmin, Google, Mapquest and others either have roads that no longer
exist or dont have some of the very minor roads that access swimming
holes. Be very careful in using our coordinates on the road.
to a swimming hole is not like going to a Starbucks -
(especially if there is a hike involved, of course) but even if there
is not much of a hike, there is info you need about where to park - how
to walk when you leave the parking area (avoiding private property, for
instance) - whether to walk upstream or down when you hit the water -
safety issues - etc. etc. All this info is in the DIRECTIONS part of the web site listing.