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The Demise and Rebirth of a GPS

 
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eagleyes
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Joined: 03 Jun 2003

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Location: NE & E CENTRAL, MN

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:25 pm    Post subject: The Demise and Rebirth of a GPS Reply with quote

A friend just told us of his experience. He had just finished a cache and left his Magellan on the hood of his truck. He drove off. When he and his caching partner got to the next cache he realized he didn't have his GPS. His friend said, "Oh, I think I saw it on the hood of the truck as we left the last cache."

Fine, but between one cache and the next, he had to show his friend how peppy his Hemmy was and so floored it.

So he is thinking that maybe his GPS fell off when he floored it, and they returned to that spot, and sure enough after walking along the road, they found it. But someboday had driven over it and it was smashed.

Then he goes to Gander and buys a duplicate to the GPS that got smashed. Then he realized that all that stuff had to be programmed in- or whatever- I don't know about Magellans.

He drove back to where the old Magellan had been smashed and searched until he found the memory chip(?) from the old Magellan along side the road. He picked it up, put it in his new Magellan, and all was fine.

Now those of you who use a Magellan may wish to elaborate on the techical aspect of what it actually was he found in the road- and put back into his new Magellan.

I just think the story is remarkable. Very Happy
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catering chef
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Joined: 05 Jan 2003

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Location: Burnsville,mn

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he just inserted his sd card into the new unit with all his waypounts and routes that he had saved in his smashed unit.

Hey you have some great caches in the Ely area. I did a few of them yesterday while I was camping in Tower,MN had a blast. Now to log the caches I found!!
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eagleyes
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tech info for my story. and thank you for the compliment on our caches. We try to have a variety of interest and difficulty levels - using some tricks we have learned from other cachers in our travels and also those ideas that come from our cob-webby brains. comeback and try the others - combining the history and the beauty of the Northwoods.
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