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1409Re: [John Muir Trail] GPS's

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  • Kevin Aston
    Jan 31, 2007
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      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Kevin Aston" <kevin@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I have a Rino 530 and a Rino 120. They can talk to each other and
      > show me where on the map the other person it. The 530 also has an
      > altimeter so it gives accurate elevations. I like using it as I
      > know exactly where I am (unless the trees are to thick) and how
      far
      > it is to my next camp or stream. I have GPS coordinates on my
      website
      > for JMT at www.kevinaston.com if you wish to download them. I
      love
      > having the GPS and plan on getting another 530 before my July
      > trip this summer. I got my permit paper work and reservation #
      for
      > July 19th on Tuesday. I'm ready to start hiking now.
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > I use the Garmin Rino (with 8mb) and have two, one for me, one
      for
      > my
      > > hiking partner who is always about 1 hour ahead of me on the
      > trail. We use
      > > it to talk to each other as well as see how far back/ahead we
      are
      > from each
      > > other. Once my partner, who does not know how to use the device
      > that well,
      > > got lost, and I was able to see where he went off trail from an
      > hour away
      > > from him, as I had the Sequoia National Park (HST) on the device
      > and could
      > > see where he was versus the trail. Cool.
      > >
      > > This Garmin Rino is a combination walkie talkie (GRS/FRS
      > frequencies) plus
      > > a GPS and a GPS that can contain downloadable/purchased maps
      (such
      > as
      > > Sequoia National Park).
      > >
      > > --- Jim <jvfbender@> wrote:
      > >
      > > > I know the JMT is a well traveled and marked trail so a GPS
      would
      > > > probably be a novelty as
      > > > opposed to a necessity...BUT... I am interested in knowing
      how
      > many
      > > > backpackers these
      > > > days use a GPS. How do they use them most often? OF those
      who
      > use them,
      > > > what
      > > > features do they recommend?
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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