[cdt-l] Which GPS?

Lisa Campbell northerncadence at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 13 15:43:00 CST 2006

Hi German Tourist,
I received your posting about GPS units for the CDT....We met on the PCT in 
2004......When are you planning to hike the CDT? I hiked the PCT this year ( 
and finished it) and was hoping to hike the CDT in 2008. I am going to keep 
using my Garmin 301 (without programmable map ability) as I will always be 
carrying maps anyways and will just use the GPS to help me locate where I am 
when 'misplaced'.

>After reading Yogi's book I have decided to buy a new
>GPS for the CDT. I want a GPS that can load the US
>Topo Maps - therefore I can't use the Garmin Geko 201
>that I already own.
>After visiting several outdoor shops and studying
>Garmin's website I have already narrowed the decision
>down to
>- Garmin etrex Vista CX
>- Garmin GPSMAP 60 CSX
>The etrex is lighter, has a longer battery life and is
>a lot cheaper than the GPSMAP 60. The only advantage I
>can see in the GPSMAP 60 CSX is the much better
>SirfSTAR III receiver, that has much better reception
>under tree cover, in valleys, etc.
>But do I really need that? Are there reception
>problems on the CDT? Maybe I am too scared, but I am
>not really good at navigation....
>Thank you for your opinion!
>German Tourist
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