[Cdt-l] GPS + Map Question

Peanut Eater pnuteater at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 12:14:26 CST 2011

I sure hope so since I bought the same GPS/Spot unit for my CDT thru hike
this summer. I have found a variety of tracks that include the Ley route and
the "official" CDT route through Colorado (they are rarely the same path).
Also, using the Topo software and the Yogi directions, I have created the
Creede route as a .gpx file. Contact me off line and I'll send you the links
for whatever you need.


Peanut Eater


From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of wyldeflower at optonline.net
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2011 8:36 AM
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] GPS + Map Question


Planning on hiking Colorado  portion of CDT summer 2011.
I understand that there are various routes, various maps, various GPS units
that are compatible with certain software.  Do I select a GPS according to
the maps/software that I use?  Do I use Ley software? National Geographic
Trail Illustrated software? CDTS CD Maps?  A combination of all of the

So many choices - so many decisions.

I have decided one thing: I will hike using a GPS for several reasons: 1) to
find/confirm location 2) enter GPS points for tracking and 3) assist with
trail reporting 4) ?   I also plan to carry SPOT messenger (with paid annual

I have already purchased a DELORME PN-60w  which is a two part system: GPS +
SPOT that work together.  I purchased it through Backcountry.com on sale.  

Q: Is anyone familiar with this GPS with regard to the CDT?  Will this unit
serve my needs adequately?



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