[Cdt-l] POIs vs Waypoints

Mary Kwart mkwart at gci.net
Sun Jan 19 21:24:40 CST 2014


Yeah--I completed the 730 mile Grand Enchantment Trail last spring
using it--no real trail there, but a route. I know how to use it--I
just wondered if the number of tracks was prohibitive for the unit.
Thanks
--Mary "Fireweed" 

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From: "Tjamrog08" 
To:"Mary Kwart" 
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Sent:Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:11:51 -0500
Subject:Re: [Cdt-l] POIs vs Waypoints

I used the eTrex 30 on the CDT last season The device held the tracks
( still does) to the whole Trail , plus alternate routes as POI's.
 Worked for me. I  suggest spending as much time as you can walking
around with the unit now, setting waypoints, then trying to navigate
to some of them in your locality. There is a lot to the device that is
not intuitive, and the last place you need to spend aggravating time
learning the ins and outs in while you are actually moving along while
backpacking.  Uncle Tom 
On Jan 19, 2014, at 10:05 PM, Mary Kwart wrote:
I am also using a Garmin Etrex 30 with a waypoint limit of 2000
waypoints and am hiking the NM CDT this Spring. So, there are more
than 2000 waypoints for the NM section,including the alternates?I had
to use POIs on the Arizona Trail, when I had a smaller capacity GPS.

I guess I am used to the PCT style Halfmile waypoints and tracks. It
is nice to have waypoints, but it is even better to have tracks that
connect waypoints. Is it possible to download tracks of the NM CDT
trail? 

--Mary "Fireweed"

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