[Cdt-l] GPS and Maps
mdonnay at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 12 07:46:20 CST 2009
I appreciate the rich discussion and helpful advice regarding GPS. I have never owned or navigated with one of these devices (let alone even tried one in a store), but I'm sure they are amazing technological breakthroughs.
I hiked the AT and PCT with only map and compass. I never believed in resting my life on something that operates on batteries. Many GPS users agree, and so they also carry map and compass. I'd rather save the weight and just rely on the map and compass and knowledge and skill to use them proficiently. I'll be hiking the CDT next and am wondering if there are any CDT hikers out there without GPS and who rely only on map and compass.
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