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1417Re: GPS's

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  • Kevin Aston
    Feb 1, 2007
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      Jamie I don't understand your statement: "Garmin is only good to
      100K, which a 100K map is not very good for navigation if
      you are into self map making". My Garmin Mapsource gives me top
      quality topo maps in color, either to print or use on my GPS, I can
      make all of my own waypoints, or notes on the map, see all of the
      surrounding streams and peaks, so I am confused by your statement,
      so what do you mean?

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Jamie F. Dahl" <m34tba11@...>
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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..)
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      > 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..
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      > Jamie Dahl
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      > "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
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      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Jim <jvfbender@...>
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:42:24 PM
      > Subject: [John Muir Trail] GPS's
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      > I know the JMT is a well traveled and marked trail so
      a GPS would probably be a novelty as
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      > opposed to a necessity... BUT... I am interested in knowing how
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