Annoying completion of a planned route.

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    Nathan

    @trgoben1
    Thanks for posting and sorry for the confusion on how to finish creating a route.

    You can finish your route by clicking the “Save” button in the Create Route toolbar. Once your pointer leaves the main map the dashed line will be removed.

    1) Please click here to vote and comment on the main feature request for this.

    2) & 3) I see how this would be helpful and this post can serve as the official feature request for adding a 'Clear Route' and 'Save As' options.

    4) Please vote and comment on this out-and-back feature request.

    In the meantime, to create an out and back trail, place a route point just to the side of the 'out' section of the route. Then drag and drop the routepoints back onto the trail. 

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    rich.messeder

    I'd  like to see a vid of that last comment.

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    Nathan

    @rich.messeder
    You can find a video example on how to create an out-and-back route in this article:

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    rich.messeder

    OK..I watched it...without the dialog here, I would have been lost. Why not go the extra km and actually put step-by-step directions on the same page as the vid, //starting with creating the outbound leg//? A  lot of Gaia, and other apps as well. suffer from the same fault. The folks creating "help" know what is going on, and create cryptic help that is a great 'reminder' for anyone who alredy knows the score, but falls short of the one looking for real help.

    That said, I don't get get out-and-back. If I am coming back the same route, why not just follow the outbound? I can still keep my recording going, if I am looking for stats...and I usually am not. I just like to be outdoors.

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    Nathan

    @rich.messeder
    Thanks for the feedback on the help article and I'll look into revising the articles.

    Yes, if you are recording a track you just need the outbound section of the route. However, sometimes it is helpful to know the stats for the outbound and inbound sections.

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