[pct-l] Halfmile at the kickoff

Tobin Van Pelt tobin.van.pelt at mac.com
Thu Apr 16 10:21:25 CDT 2009

Halfmile -

I will look for you at kickoff.  I have a new 3G GPS enabled  
iphone ... battery life is not great but I am going to have to  
deal ... may augment with small solar unit ... still testing.

BTW - do you know of any way of preloading maps on to the iphone  
device?  All of the GPS apps that I have looked at seem to only load  
when needed and then cache.  I would (for obvious reasons), want to  
download as much as possible in advance and then use when out of  
coverage.  Have not researched this a bunch yet ... and don't have  
time now to write my own app.



On Apr 15, 2009, at 10:27 PM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I will be going out to  the kickoff Thursday evening (4/23) and
> staying in campsite 38. If anyone is interested in discussing maps or
> trail navigation, look me up.
> I am prepared to share whatever I know or can help with:
> -Using a map and compass
> -Using UTM grids with basic GPS units like the Garmin Geko, Fortrex  
> or iPhone
> -Loading PCT tracks, waypoints and POI's into GPS units
> -How to log trails and make trail maps
> I will bring a laptop and can help GPS users load any of the data I
> have at http://www.pctmap.net. I am very familiar with most of the
> Garmin GPS models and most iPhone navigation software. Not sure if I
> will be much help with any of the other brands, however.
> See you at the kickoff.
> -Halfmile
> ------------------------

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