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  1. Is it possible to upload softmap topo50 maps to garmin units using the freeware version of fugawi or does softmap only allow you to link the gps to a laptop for realtime positioning on the maps?


    Need to know as I can't find a clear answer anywhere. Thanks.

  2. What I don't understand is the fact that ALL of the major North American companies, many of which manufacturer goods in Canada, give deeper discounts to Americans on products made in Canada. Take oil for example. We produce and ship a large amount of it south of the border and you pay $2.50-$3.00/gallon, meanwhile us as producers are paying, once converted, $3.50-$4.50/gallon. What gives? (the general reply is taxes, but that only makes up for $0.20-0.30 of the difference)


    Another expamle - Toyotas Corolla made in Canada sold inthe US for +/-$17,000 fully loaded sport, same car in Canada $26,000. This is taking conversions into account as well. Figure that one out, more shipping and border fees to go to the US yet we get hosed?


    These are just a few of the major inequalities us as Canadians face. Maybe I should sue for discrimination....

  3. For city and boonies road info, City Nav North AMerica NT8 is the best bet, for topographical features and water topo is the best. get the 2GB card and you can load all of topo and all of navigatore to one card. Definitely get the CD's whatever you do, the cards are a ripoff.


    I'll be on a bus tour led by Backside Tours skiing Red on Dec 30th, Whitewater on the 31st, Ainsworth Hot Springs on Jan 1st, back to Red on the 2nd then back to Edmonton. We'll be based out of the Prestige (hotel, motel, inn?) in Rossland. Last year, I found the now defunct 'tree-o-ski-o cache' on Whitewater. I won't have access to a personal vehicle during the trip. Are there any active caches that are on or close (walking distance) to those hills, hot springs or the Prestige? I don't know what the plan for New Year's Eve is yet, but I bet the party will become local lore in Rossland after we're done ;). That's why we're spending Jan 1st in the hot springs rather than skiing!


    Don't know of any active caches near thse places, but I haven't looked for any in a while, so there could be some.


    Have fun on your tour, the snow should be excellent :)

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