[Cdt-l] gps with maps question

David Thibault dthibaul07 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 00:02:08 CDT 2012


Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for.

Day-Late
On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb at gmail.com> wrote:

> ** 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.
>
> Earl
>
>
> --
> 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.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Day-Late (still a compass guy)
>>
>>
>
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