[Cdt-l] gps with maps question

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 22:14:53 CDT 2012

There's at least one place on the Internet where you can download FREE topology maps. I've used one -- and I'm not at home so I can't give you the link. Something like GPS File Depot, I think.


Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

David Thibault <dthibaul07 at gmail.com> wrote:


I'm new to gps's but have been thinking of getting one for next years CDT thru hike.  I've been looking at the Garmin etrex 20 and think it would more than meet all my needs.


I understand how to use the Ley maps and a GPS together and also that there are some gps tracks available from bearcreek.  But I may take different routes then these tracks, hey I'm open about exactly which way I go. 


My question is for a device like the Garman etrex 20 - if I want the maps for the whole area of the CDT what are my options.  I saw where Garmin had topo maps (24K) for sale that you could buy for mountain south, central, and north but I would be looking at $300 for all of these plus the $200 for the device.  I can hike a lot of miles for $500.  Is this the typical option or am I missing something.   I could get by with just the data points and I will be carrying paper copies of the Ley maps but it would be nice to have the maps on the GPS device too,  I'm just not sure if it would be $300 nice.  Any GPS folks want to let me know if there are other options for the maps or is this just the way it is.



Day-Late (still a compass guy)


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