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by PLC92084
Feb 16 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cavalry Trail #239 Camping
Replies: 31
Views: 936

Re: Cavalry Trail #239 Camping

And whatever you do.... Don't mess with the hair !!
by PLC92084
Feb 16 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cavalry Trail #239 Camping
Replies: 31
Views: 936

Re: Cavalry Trail #239 Camping

Goldfish.... you spin the ball and we'll shine our lights on it for effect. If anyone tries to play Stayin' Alive, we may be forced to bring out weapons... :y:
by PLC92084
Feb 08 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Map & Navigation
Topic: Magnetic Declination - Yes or No with GPS
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Re: Magnetic Declination - Yes or No with GPS

Thanks, nonot... I don't plan on using the Garmin's compass function, extensively, just for the reason you mention. I'll primarily be using the mapping function and uploaded tracks I've made for the areas I'll be exploring. What started me on this thread was the question of accuracy between coordina...
by PLC92084
Feb 07 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Map & Navigation
Topic: Magnetic Declination - Yes or No with GPS
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Re: Magnetic Declination - Yes or No with GPS

Thanks, Tahosa! Appreciate the feedback. I'm using an older model Garmin (eTrex Legend); the default was Off for Magnetic Declination (MD) which is what prompted me to ask this question. I was always taught to account for MD when referencing maps; wasn't sure how that would affect my reference point...
by PLC92084
Feb 01 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Map & Navigation
Topic: Magnetic Declination - Yes or No with GPS
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Magnetic Declination - Yes or No with GPS

Laughably, I'm just making the transition from paper maps to GPS. While I can find my way around with either fairly well, I'm wondering what the policy is for setting magnetic declination on a Garmin (or other brand) GPS. I've always adjusted my compass for the map(s) I'm using. Since I haven't had ...
by PLC92084
Jan 19 2010 7:50 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Waypoints, Tracks, Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 2105

Re: Waypoints, Tracks, Routes

Thanks, nonot... If there isn't a track listed for Blue Tank Canyon or Skeleton Cave (don't have my software loaded yet so can't check), I'm pretty sure I can generate one with the Mapsource application then upload, if necessary. I'll only need one or two tracks and 500 waypoints per will be quite s...
by PLC92084
Jan 18 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Waypoints, Tracks, Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 2105

Re: Waypoints, Tracks, Routes

Great information, folks!! I'll be using an older model Garmin for my upcoming trip (eTrex Legend). Does anyone know if maps and track uploads work the same as the newer models (taking into account lower memory capacity, etc...)? I'll only need a couple of megs for the maps so I'm thinking there sho...
by PLC92084
Jan 09 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!
Replies: 32
Views: 2423

Re: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!

Thanks, nonot! As long as Blue Tank Canyon is passable, I'm good to go on this trip... Once I've honed my climbing skills, it sounds like HHP may be an adventure unto itself! Might be fun to try it with someone experienced...
by PLC92084
Jan 08 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!
Replies: 32
Views: 2423

Re: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!

Thanks to all the information that's been posted, I'm feeling pretty confident I'll be able to navigate with minimal problems. After studying all available maps and photos of the area (to, from and around the cave), I can't tell if Blue Tank Canyon is navigable from the River back up to Hell's Hip P...
by PLC92084
Dec 29 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!
Replies: 32
Views: 2423

Re: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!

In response to joe bartels: There definitely seems to be some confusion with the location (on my part!!)... I've been going off map coordinates obtained from a survey document I located (http://members.cox.net/azpaleon/arizcaves.html). This would explain the discrepancy. Skull Cave, Brown's Cave, S...
by PLC92084
Dec 28 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!
Replies: 32
Views: 2423

Re: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!

I'm planning a trip mid-March if I can garner an enthusiastic partner or two (considering a solo trip as a last resort...). Got a 4x4; planning on driving in on Hewitt Canyon Rd if it's passable. From there, park and hike in to the cave. Hoping to spend a day or two camping and exploring the area (a...

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