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1414Re: [John Muir Trail] GPS's

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  • Jamie F. Dahl
    Jan 31, 2007
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      I used to use a GPS way back when, now when I carry one, it's to see how far I've run. IF you take the time to learn how to work w/ a map and compass you do not really need the GPS, it IS a nice to have, but a: it's just one more thing that can break in the woods, and B: It weighs more then map and compass (not much, but oz are oz..)

      FWIW, I prefer the national geographic software too over the Garmin software. Garmin is only good to 100K, which a 100K map is not very good for navigation if you are into self map making..


      Jamie Dahl

      "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life." --John Muir

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Jim <jvfbender@...>
      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:42:24 PM
      Subject: [John Muir Trail] GPS's













      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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