For a given hiking map, elevation gain is provided. What exactly does elevation gain mean?
It's not the net elevation gain. Is it just the accumulation of elevation gain disregarding all elevation loss?
For example, if you climb 1000 feet, descend 500 feet, and then climb an additional 300 feet, is the elevation gain 1300 feet and the elevation loss 500 feet? AllTrails seems to only report gain, not loss.
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