I suppose there may be some gap in the trail I am trying to use to create a route. But starting from Macleay Park (Portland, OR), there's a trail that leads from the traffic circle near the restrooms at NW Upshur St. If I put a starting point there (or anywhere along the Lower Macleay Trail for quite a ways) and then try to add a waypoint further along the trail in snap-to mode, Gaia *always* creates a route that doubles back, climbs to NW Thurman St, zigzags through the local neighborhood streets, and eventually connects to the Wildwood Trail, which it then follows until a junction with the Lower Macleay, which it then backtracks along to the last waypoint. So the app is choosing a route that goes several miles out of the way to cover as short a distance as 50 yards from the prior waypoint.
I've looked at the post about turning snap-to on/off. On iOS at least, if I start in straight-line, that seems to be all I can use for the entire route. If I start in snap-to, switching to straight-line changes prior segments to match.
I've given pretty clear data on what I am doing that gets me this bizarre route. If there was a real way to choose, by segment, which mode to use, I could work around this bug...I think. But there should be some way for me to choose among alternative routes, instead of the app choosing the most stupid possible.
Would also suggest that it would be very desirable to be able undo just the last waypoint, instead of having to clear the route and start over.
I've now spent over an hour trying to create a route for this simple hike, and it's starting to drive me nuts.
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