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GPS for hiking, a definitive intro

37557_lA buddy of mine keeps a site called Trailspotting that includes a page describing pretty much all you need to know to get started with a GPS unit for hiking.

The standard advice from all trail veterans is: anything electronic can die on you at times of critical need. Batteries go dead, devices fall against rocks. So, don’t go bumbling into the woods thinking your GPS will bail you out (for one thing, most GPS units get poor reception in deep woods). Other side of the coin: I know some folks who got caught in a Sierra snowstorm who needed their GPS units to find their way back to where their cars were parked; good thing they kept their batteries warm.
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Tom posted at 8:42 am August 20th, 2008