Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Best GPS for the Texas Challenge?
- Yes, I've heard this from a number of folks. You can bet I will use a GPSr or ask a friend with one to come validate before publishing.I'm certainly glad the CO for "Goblin's Overlook" had a reasonably accurate location. Crawling all over those cliffs (more than I did) would not have been fun.+ John(Great feedback folks! Very helpful!)
On 2/1/2012 at 10:57:33 AM, Dave Read <dave@...> wrote:
This is wisdom. I spent an hour searching for a new cache in the Barton Greenbelt last week, only to strike out. I learned later that the hider had been using an iPhone. When I found the cache (the CO added some directions to it in the hints), I measured 100+ feet from the cache to the posted coordinates. Gah.
And PLEASE don't place a cache with a phone.
They seem so accurate for finding. But Paul will tell you how far off they are for placing. He's got it down to a science how wide to cast the search net if he suspects a phone placement -- and the rest of us use his updated coordinates. It's true!
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From: "moosiegirltx" <candylind@...>
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Best GPS for the Texas Challenge?
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:16:59 -0000
Just one warning - once you get a GPS you won't want to go back to using your phone! I suggest you try to set up some geocaching trips with locals who can show you how their units work, what map software they use, and will let you get a feel for it. I've always used Garmin products - I'm still with a GPSMAP 76CSx simply because I can't afford to upgrade to the latest and greatest "standard" handheld (although I know some people who don't like the latest generation as much as the gen I'm using), nor have I ever had the chance to try out the tough-screen line from Garmin either. I know people who own DeLorme's and love them, but I've never had the chance to try one out. In any case, once you get a chance to try a few out, buy a unit from a place that will allow you to return it in a reasonable time frame if you decide you hate it. You'll pay more for that luxury but it is worth it.
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "jddaleske" <john@...> wrote:
> Next, I need recommendations on best GPS.
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