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  1. I'm in the same boat; things were working fine up to March 23, then nothing since then. Barry
  2. We recently bought a Roadtrek van conversion RV to see more of the States and Texas in particular. We often spend weekends in the Texas state parks and it has been my experience that there are between 3-7 caches in these parks. Bastrop, Misson Tejas, Brazos Bend all have caches to name a few. I do most of my prep at home. I use a Garmin 60cs, GSAK and Mapsource in various combinations to preload the caches around the park we're visiting. I have the auto navigation kit for 60cs as well and use it for driving too. Once at the park, my wife and I typically hike from the campground to the caches. we're also planning to add a bike rack to allow us to bring our bikes along. Hope this helps. Barry
  3. Yes, that is 100% correct. Thanks for the fast reply, Clyde! Barry
  4. Clyde, Just for clarification: when you use corrected coordinates, I assume that the corrected coordinates get sent on an export to the GPSr not the original ones. The help file is not clear on this point. Thanks Barry
  5. This is cool stuff. (My wife looking over my shoulder just shakes her head...) Bear
  6. I find it a lot easier to find addresses, etc on Mapsource than on my GPSMap 60cs. If I want to force the route to go through specific places, I just add some additional waypoints between the start and end points. Cheers, Barry
  7. Quoddy, blindleader, Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Bear
  8. Hi folks, I've been trying to go through some of the more difficult caches in my area and many require projection calculations ("You're at coordinates x, y; now move south west for a total distance of 2 miles..."). I get the impression that there are web-based and free programs out there to do this, but I haven't been able to find any. Does anyone know of any? Thanks Barry
  9. EraSeek, Thanks for the link to the real-time map. It pretty much explains why WAAS on my GPS here in SE Texas seems so hit or miss. Bear
  10. My wife's name is Robin (bird) and mine's Barry (bear). bird and bear. Bear
  11. I recently purchased the 60CS automotive kit and received City Select 6.01 with the kit. I've had great success without an external antenna in both my Toyota Tacoma and my Roadktrek RV; often get 8-10 ft accuracy in both vehicles. Barry
  12. I bought my 60cs primarily for hiking, backpacking and geocaching. It excels at all three. But the icing on the cake was that I recently purchased 60cs's auto navigation kit and started using it for driving directions and mapping. It's good at that too, making a solid all-round unit. Barry aka Bear
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