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by bzachar
Jan 30 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Shopping for a GPS unit. Any Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2970

Another reason to check them out in person... I poked around the Garmin and Magellan websites and found the following screen resolutions: Meridian Gold 120x160 = 19200 pixels Vista 160x288 = 46080 pixels 19200/46080= 0.42 The Meridian has only 42% of the screen resolution of the Vista but it's scree...
by bzachar
Jan 30 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Shopping for a GPS unit. Any Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2970

Re: Magellan vs Garmin

...Looking for some feedback...... If you haven't already, go to the store and check out each unit's ergonomics by holding each one in your hand and working the buttons. I know Wide World of Maps carries Garmin and IIRC Magellan too. I prefer the Garmins because I can operate the unit with one hand...
by bzachar
Jan 24 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Accuracy? GPS Trip Info versus Delorme Topo 4 Trip Info
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Hi Turp, Without seeing the actual track or route you took either one *could* be the more accurate one. In general, the Topo track is probably the more accurate because: -The GPSR lost lock when it didn't have a clear view of the sky so it didn't know every twist & turn you took. -If you were hiking...
by bzachar
Jan 15 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPS Altitude/elevation accuracy(altimeter)
Replies: 9
Views: 2585

The GPS-derived altitude is unaffected by passing weather systems. Every GPSR provides sat-based altitude. The other side of the coin:Because of the geometry of the satellites relative to the GPSR (GPS Receiver), the GPS altitude will have more error in it than the lat/lon (2D) fix or barometic alti...
by bzachar
Jan 10 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Suggest an hike to a Canadian
Replies: 4
Views: 707

barmstrong,
Regarding the weather, these two links should give you a good idea:

annual patterns

current

Bill
by bzachar
Jan 03 2004 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Geocaching
Replies: 39
Views: 3970

matt gilbert wrote:So who's up for a little cache removal?
I'm in.
by bzachar
Dec 31 2003 11:07 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Personal Locator Beacons now allowed in the U.S
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Personal Locator Beacons now allowed in the U.S

This story below is about 6 months old but with all the discussions about survival that have ensued since the "Four Peaks Mother Lode" trip I wanted to pass it along. If you're contemplating a trip where you're DEAD SERIOUS about survival take a look at ( dead link removed ) If you want a smaller fo...
by bzachar
Dec 17 2003 8:40 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Shopping for a GPS unit. Any Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2970

... To add to Bill's info, be sure to get a GPS for the purpose you intend on using it. If you're taking it hiking be sure it is durable and waterproof. Excellent point Daryl. Thanks for bringing it up. To illuminate it a little more: Anybody buying a GPSR needs to make sure they understand to what...
by bzachar
Dec 15 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Shopping for a GPS unit. Any Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2970

Re: Shopping for a GPS unit. Any Recommendations?

davis2001r6: I've always used Garmins because I prefer their ergonomics over the Magellan's. I can operate a Garmin with one hand because the buttons are above the display, not below it. Having said that, Magellan has it's supporters. I started with Garmin GPS 45 back in '95 for four-wheeling which ...
by bzachar
Dec 12 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 8960

I truly don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but just don't want anyone getting in over their heads. Same here. We tried hiking up to Brown's Saddle a year ago and had to turn around. On Brown's Trail at 12S 469269 3728220 is a north-facing slop that was covered in snow. All the other slopes were...
by bzachar
Dec 08 2003 9:55 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 8960

I have a GPS with topo map software for uploading trails. I need to find a good idea of the trail so that i can map it. Anyone have an idea if the red trail, on the map of the Four Peaks Mother Load trail, is the actual trail that we are looking to approximate? Does this include the off road part o...
by bzachar
Dec 06 2003 8:09 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 53
Views: 4394

If you'd like to try a pole free-of-charge, there was a guy who has a hiking equipment rental business that hangs out at the parking lot of the Wind Cave Trail at Usery Park and lends hiking staffs to folks heading up the trail as a loss-leader. Another inexpensive method to see if a staff will work...
by bzachar
Nov 21 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Something vs. Something else
Replies: 18
Views: 1974

Ow yes, not like today, we've come so far. . . now we have shows like, Fear Factor, Six Feet Under, Bachelor, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Joe millionaire and many more just as wonderful shows :sweat: AND where am I going with this ??? I have no idea :D I for one am glad that I spend most of my ...
by bzachar
Nov 18 2003 10:11 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Something vs. Something else
Replies: 18
Views: 1974

Daryl wrote:Polka my dupa. Disco rocks!
I like both kinds of music: Country AND Western. (NOT!)

Page, Beck & Blackmore RULE! (only guitar players will understand)

What I want to argue about is who was more powerful: Jeannie or Samantha?

Bill
by bzachar
Nov 07 2003 10:04 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Orientation
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

I'm sure that when the *sextant* was invented there were purists saying,"who needs that new-fangled device, I can navigate by compass". I'm sure that when the *compass* was invented there were purists saying,"who needs that new-fangled device, I can navigate by the stars". There are Pacific islander...
by bzachar
Nov 07 2003 9:39 am
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: 1954 Plan Crash near El Oso Mine [ Found ]
Replies: 36
Views: 6379

The helicopter was white with a red nose and tail and said U.S.ARMY on the side. Does anyone know where this helicopter would have come from or what it might have been doing? There used to be one of those at Boeing in Mesa but I don't know it it's still there. It would follow the Apaches during fli...
by bzachar
Nov 06 2003 9:11 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: 1954 Plan Crash near El Oso Mine [ Found ]
Replies: 36
Views: 6379

Re: 1954 Crash site

My Mom remembers the story that the plane came down between two large trees, wing tip to wing tip apart. The newspaper said that the plane came straight down, hitting a 30 foot diameter boulder leaving only the tail sticking straight up. The rescue team cut the tail off and pulled the side of the p...
by bzachar
Nov 05 2003 6:29 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: 1954 Plan Crash near El Oso Mine [ Found ]
Replies: 36
Views: 6379

Daryl wrote:I can't promise anything, but I can propose it to my search team as a training. You, and anyone else would be welcome to participate.
Daryl,
If this takes place, what would be the requirements (training, conditioning, equipment) to participate?
Bill
by bzachar
Nov 03 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: 1954 Plan Crash near El Oso Mine [ Found ]
Replies: 36
Views: 6379

Juswalkin, I poked around at http://www.aircraftarchaeology.com/ If you click on "Crash History in Arizona" you'll find the following: "If you have any information regarding a crash site please contact me as I am always looking for leads. If you or someone you know was involved in a wreck in Arizona...

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