I am planning to go on my first multi-week tour once the weather in my area is more tolerable. In the past, I have only been on overnight trips to locations that I was already pretty familiar with.
How do you plan your route? Do you typically plan the route precisely?(like a huge cue sheet) Do you simply follow a compass and head toward the general direction you want to reach?
What type of gear do you bring along on a trip for navigation? (computer, gps, paper maps, phone, etc?)
Sorry for being a newbie, but I have not found clear cut answers on this sort of thing after searching around a bit.