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“Target has the Garmin e-trex in their add today for $99.00...very tempting!”
“I have one.. That is a good deal!
Great to have when going crosscountry with a map and compass. Plus when white outs are upon us. They give us an added view. Marking waypoints on the way there and then following them back is fun too. Just a few of the advantages of using a GPS...”
“That is a good price Windwalker. What's it mean? Perhaps the Garmin RINO's release is imminent (or is it "emminent"? hmmmmmm)”
“A GPS for course navigation is pretty useful. Even for trail trekking, it's a great device to have since you can pace yourself with it and use it to conserve energy.
Hey! There's payback somewhere in there, I think. Less energy consumption, less fuel, lower per trip costs. EUREKA! IT'LL PAY FOR ITSELF!”
“On our Banner Peak trip, we were out 22 hrs. No moon, no trail, just pitch black. Coming back, we followed the GPS 1200'(in 1.5 mi) to the tarn. It was so dark out, we couldn't see the tarn til we were a few hundred feet above it. We probably would have been out longer without the GPS.
On our Mt Dubois trip, I was late getting to the trailhead and they left. I kept contact with the guys on a 2-way radio. Again, no trail, but they knew how far back I was by elevation readings on the GPS. I turned back, and they did a loop. I found my creek crossing and the trucks (hidden in trees) with the GPS. They hiked til 10pm, and I knew where they were from their elevation and contact on the Motorolas.
SD got me mine after I hiked in whiteout with a friend. This guy TOLD me we were in one place, and I told him we weren't that far up yet. We went his way, which was the wrong way, and it turned out I was right (I went back another time and hiked it).
If I go off trail, I always take the GPS, with a few waypoints.”
“lizs - rinos are available already (and have been for a couple months I think) see link : Rino products ”
“I've got the E-trex - love it. It has plenty of features for me, although some people like the additional features the more expensive Garmin products offer. Comments, Geezr??”
A wise man once said...
“"Any man who puts his life in the hands of a bunch of batteries is an idiot."
“Hikin Mike...I like that...good philosophy to live by.
I think ourdoors people are getting too high tech...”
Added Features=Added Expense
“I love my Garmin Summit. It records an elevation profile which is a fun feature here in the mountains, but certainly something you can live without if money is a factor.
Like Snow Nymph stated, a GPS can be a valuable tool when used properly. I once was caught on Line Creek Plateau during a fog so thick you literally couldn't see from cairn to cairn. Without the GPS I would have been forced to spend a cold and miserable night at 10,000'. With it, I was back to the trailhead by early evening. The $99 is money well spent.”
“Yeah, I suppose. But! I have this theory that one of these days, when the Earth has evolved enough, AA battery trees will begin to appear interspersed throughout wilderness locations. It's just a matter of time.
Or, you know, like "Back to the Future" where Doc dumps garbage into his power source for fuel. We need one of those too.
We need some way to convert readily available long lasting organic energy to electrical energy.”
“Finally made a decision ...went to Target to get one and ....their sold out! Rain Check Please!!!”
“I picked up one yesterday.
I think it will my immediate needs. Can't see it replacing a map and compass, but I can see where the identification of waypoints will really come in handy.”
“We need to ask Mr.Wizard.
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