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    has any one ever used one of these how do you like it?

    http://shop.groundspeak.com/photoPop...?ProductID=260 is a cool little gps i was think of getting to the jeep
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    I'm still trying to figure our my garmin etrex legend HCx and the maps that came with it.
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    It looks like the Sierra might be a better choice. Topo Maps are very helpful off road. It didn't look like the Out&Back maps included topo lines.
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    I use an older eTrex Legend with the Mapsource topo maps, it works awesome.
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    link to the above gps items?

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    Best source for a unit like mine would be eBay.

    I can copy you the software. I have full topos for the entire country as well as street maps, you just can't use both at the same time.
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    75 FJ40 w/stuff; 98 UZJ100 kinda stock; 1984 FJ60
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    I bought a Garmin 60cx about 4 years ago and it is still the best hand-held GPSr on the market. I wouldn't trade it for anything. The antenna is ultra sensitive, and quick to lock onto satellites. You can switch between topo maps and street maps without swapping cards. I've even used it to auto route, off road, to fire lookouts.

    From my earlier post regarding GPSrs:

    The Garmin GPSmap 60Cx is one I use and I can't recommend it enough. It will do everything you need and more (it will even auto route with the right map pack). It is a bit pricy but worth every penny. The only cavat is you will need to buy the Topo map software, the unit is almost completly usless without it (the base map is only highways and a few other major roads).

    The Topo map software does include many off highway trails. No map software will have every trail but the Garmin Topo is fairly upto date. It has pretty much all the NF roads you will need (it even has Fordyce Creek Trail) plus surface roads are fairly upto date too with street names. If you want turn by turn directions you will need to buy the MapSource City Navigator map software (thought this does not include any off road information, surface streets only).



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    I have a Garmin 60cx also and its the bees knees

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    Garmin 60cx have you used it for geo cacheing at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAmotorsports View Post
    Garmin 60cx have you used it for geo cacheing at all?
    Yes! it works great for geocaching

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAmotorsports View Post
    http://shop.groundspeak.com/photoPop...?ProductID=260 is a cool little gps i was think of getting to the jeep
    They are primarly built for geocaching by collaberation of Geocaching.com and Garmin. It would not make a good GPS for any other purpose. The Input is limited as well.
    cheers

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    I just recently used the geocahche app on android market for free, pretty easy to use. you can have a google maps view of all the caches in the area and then if you click the compass button it puts it in compass mode where you just follow the arrow and the meter indicator gets close to zero. I think it works great, not sure if it would work well in the higher altitude mountains of reno and tahoe, but worked perfect for the Fallon mountain areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bth086 View Post
    I just recently used the geocahche app on android market for free, pretty easy to use. you can have a google maps view of all the caches in the area and then if you click the compass button it puts it in compass mode where you just follow the arrow and the meter indicator gets close to zero. I think it works great, not sure if it would work well in the higher altitude mountains of reno and tahoe, but worked perfect for the Fallon mountain areas.
    Which app did you use? There looks to be many

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    C:GEO, its free, uses the caches from www.geocaching.com, unlike some of the other apps that use there own.

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