June 12, 2007anyone using gps on trails,i heard you could download some maps maybe or map you own trails, would work good for callentee or anywhere you have never been.if anyone has any info please contribute.
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June 12, 2007This is my setup.
A garman etrex gps and a palm pilot with a set of Delorme maps.
This is the track when downloaded to a computer.
A track of Red cone( a fun trail)
June 12, 2007Eric used his GPS @ Moab. We still got lost on one trail , but it cool to see where we went! I think it's invaluable and worth every penny!!!
June 12, 2007Yes, I was using my Garmin Quest GPS unit when I led everyone to a big DEAD END. But 'Behind the Rocks' was not a known road in the GPS and I was in 'track record' mode. What is cool, is to come back and lay those tracks on a topo map and see where you actually went. Plus it is neat to see elevation changes on really steep hill climbs.
Side benefit - Since I put in the Atlas 4spd, there is no speedo. So I use the GPS as a speedometer when I'm on the road.
June 12, 2007GPS in the Jeep I need it in my car!!!
June 13, 2007I perfer an old fashion thing called a map! don't need batteries or power cord, and it won't break!
June 13, 2007So I imagine you've still got pigeons in a cage outback for sending messages too.
June 13, 2007no actually I use them for target practice!
June 13, 2007so can you save you trips and reuse them or what?.
June 13, 2007Yes. You can save them and call them up when you want. If I am out in a new place, I usually use mine to mark the start place and apply the mapping just in case. It will get you back and is especially helpful if it is drak and all the landmarks change.