I have tried the Magellan software, but don't seem to be able to get the Mac to work with it, the software is window's based. Is there a windows to mac thing I need too?
The software is for Windows OS machines only. Forget about it.
Connect your eXplorist GC to your mac via the supplied USB cable.
Turn on your eXplorist GC.
After a while you will see, on the eXplorist GC, an option to connect to PC.
Select Connect to PC. (Don't believe the marketing. A mac is a PC.)
After a while you see a new drive on your desktop called MAGELLAN.
Place your PQs in the Geocache folder on the MAGELLAN drive.
Here is a youtube video that someone did.
These same instructions can be found on page 32 of your users manual. If you have misplaced your users manual you can download a PDF version at http://support.magellangps.com/support/assets/manuals/Magellan_eXploristGC_UserHandbook.pdf
The instructions that you can use with your mac are; Installing Geocaches with Drag ‘n Drop, Installing Pocket Queries from E-mail, and Uploading Field Notes and Logs from Receiver. Just substitute the term PC for mac in your head.
Any instruction for VantagePoint or Magellan Communicator are for Windows machines only.
Glenn, thank you for the info. This is the way I have gotten the caches to load, for the most part. Seems like not all will load onto the GPS. I have dragged a few gpx files onto the computer and then drag them onto the Magellan, but when I restart the Magellan, not all of them appear to be loaded. Think I'm going to try just one at a time and see if that helps out.