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ArmyCrayzee
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Joined: 19 Aug 2005

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:31 pm    Post subject: Garmin Topo Maps Reply with quote

I have my Garmin Vista C and I'm used to having pretty detailed 7.5 minute maps or 1:50,000 DMA's. Are the Garmin Topo maps my only recourse? Are there better maps because Garmin's little demo wasn't that impressive. Or do I still have to carry paper maps like I'm really used to?
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Dances With Beehives
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Joined: 12 Sep 2003

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started with a basic yellow e-trex with no maps....just followed the little arrow for about a year...thought that was the fun of it.
I like the Garmin topo for lakes and islands.
Now with gas the way it is, for caching I use Garmin City Select....lot better for auto-routing if you have it. Microsoft streets & trips is nice also, for the pc or laptop. I think 7.5 minute paper maps would be overkill, 'cept for some really remote caches with substantial hiking required.
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ArmyCrayzee
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Gas and Caching Reply with quote

I dunno what the status of caching is going to be when the prices of gass keep going up. I guess 'geocahehpooling' and splitting the money for gas is going to have to be the way to go. I can navigate the bus routes in the metro but I dunno if I want to bus out to Minnetonka and Wayzata to find caches. Crying or Very sad
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