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O.k., one more last time ...

 

Soon it will be too late to see flowing streams in MTRP.

 

Start at Mission Dam and hike Oak Canyon all the way up to Highway 52 and beyond.

Hello?

 

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Is anybody listening?

Huh?! What?!?!

 

Who wants to go look at a bunch of mud?

Hmm, guess you've got a point there. Mud wrestling anyone?

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O.k., one more last time ...

 

Soon it will be too late to see flowing streams in MTRP.

 

Start at Mission Dam and hike Oak Canyon all the way up to Highway 52 and beyond.

Hello?

 

 

Is anybody listening?

 

Yeah, Wiz Creations wantz you to go up there and fix dat cache!!

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Edited by Duncan!
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O.k., one more last time ...

 

Soon it will be too late to see flowing streams in MTRP.

 

Start at Mission Dam and hike Oak Canyon all the way up to Highway 52 and beyond.

Hello?

 

 

Is anybody listening?

 

Yeah, Wiz Creations wantz you to go up there and fix dat cache!!

87c2c6c8-e136-4387-9090-abb56da23eb2.jpg

Wow! whatever happened to that kid?

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O.k., one more last time ...

 

Soon it will be too late to see flowing streams in MTRP.

 

Start at Mission Dam and hike Oak Canyon all the way up to Highway 52 and beyond.

Hello?

 

 

Is anybody listening?

 

Yeah, Wiz Creations wantz you to go up there and fix dat cache!!

87c2c6c8-e136-4387-9090-abb56da23eb2.jpg

Wow! whatever happened to that kid?

 

 

He got a Girl Friend 0002013F.gif need I say more 0002006A.gif

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O.k., one more last time ...

 

Soon it will be too late to see flowing streams in MTRP.

 

Start at Mission Dam and hike Oak Canyon all the way up to Highway 52 and beyond.

Hello?

 

 

Is anybody listening?

 

Yeah, Wiz Creations wantz you to go up there and fix dat cache!!

 

Wow! whatever happened to that kid?

 

 

He got a Girl Friend 0002013F.gif need I say more 0002006A.gif

 

 

Now I know what that banana dude is doing!! ;)<_<

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This just in ...

 

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Soon it will be to late to see the poppies in upper Spring Canyon north

of the fifty-two. Seriously, don't miss the poppies!

Was that shot taken from right about here?

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As you can see I haven't been to MTRP since before the cache war.... :huh:

Good guess but actually that photo was taken just northeast of the Geocache

you indicated, halfway down from the landfill ridge where the three caches

appear in a straight east-west line. The poppies appear on most of the south-

facing slopes on both sides of upper Spring Cayon but not down near the fifty-

two bridge so much. Also there's lots of other flowers blooming along the trails

but not with the spectacular display of the poppies.

 

You've got some work to do out there Pat. Today Splashette and I hiked 8.64

miles northward along the landfill ridge and returning down below in Spring

Canyon. We also went up one finger-ridge on the west side so that Janie could

score the Reveg & Reconstitute cache. That clears that area for Janie. In my

own case I scored only three finds for the 8.64 miles we hiked but had a grand

outing as Janie's escort service.

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You've got some work to do out there Pat. Today Splashette and I hiked 8.64

miles northward along the landfill ridge and returning down below in Spring

Canyon. We also went up one finger-ridge on the west side so that Janie could

score the Reveg & Reconstitute cache. That clears that area for Janie. In my

own case I scored only three finds for the 8.64 miles we hiked but had a grand

outing as Janie's escort-service.

I definitely do have some work. :huh:

I assume that I would start at Mast and hike west and then turn north to head up to those.

How far is to hike to where you took the photo?

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You've got some work to do out there Pat. Today Splashette and I hiked 8.64

miles northward along the landfill ridge and returning down below in Spring

Canyon. We also went up one finger-ridge on the west side so that Janie could

score the Reveg & Reconstitute cache. That clears that area for Janie. In my

own case I scored only three finds for the 8.64 miles we hiked but had a grand

outing as Janie's escort-service.

I definitely do have some work. :huh:

I assume that I would start at Mast and hike west and then turn north to head up to those.

How far is to hike to where you took the photo?

If you stick to the bottom of Spring Canyon to see the spectacular poppies then you

are in for about six miles round-trip from Mast Trailhead. The good news is that you

don't have to climb up to any ridge to do so. The easiest trail runs along the western

edge of of the canyon as opposed to along the streambed. That trail avoids much

of the river stones found along the streamside (main) trail. You can pick up that trail

by following the first service road that goes left, up the hill westward after passing

under the fifty-two. The trail branches off northward just before that service road

starts seriously into its climb.

 

By the way, two of those six round-trip miles are just between the trailhead parking lot

and the fifty-two bridge. Don't forget to take a bottle of Tabasco to ward off the Mountain

Lion. (See previous safety tips on this thread concerning Mountain Lions. B) )

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Thanks, that sounds like a perfect hike for me right now! Here is an aerial of that area. Are you talking about taking that western loop towards that cache named "West?" (the 3rd cache up from the bottom of this photo)

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Yes indeed, you can see the very-faint trail in the image.

The trail passes right by the fourth cache, Another Hill or

something like that. Another benefit of that trail is that

fewer mountain-bikers will whizz by you although there'll

surely be a few. For another thing you'll encounter no

stream crossings along that trail.

 

By the way, that hide right under the fifty-two bridge is

not at GZ, rather its in a trailside bush southeast of the

bridge support. How's that for a hint?

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Thanks, that sounds like a perfect hike for me right now! Here is an aerial of that area. Are you talking about taking that western loop towards that cache named "West?" (the 3rd cache up from the bottom of this photo)

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Yes indeed, you can see the very-faint trail in the image.

The trail passes right by the fourth cache, Another Hill or

something like that. Another benefit of that trail is that

fewer mountain-bikers will whizz by you although there'll

surely be a few. For another thing you'll encounter no

stream crossings along that trail.

 

By the way, that hide right under the fifty-two bridge is

not at GZ, rather its in a trailside bush southeast of the

bridge support. How's that for a hint?

That cache is called "Another Hill, Another Cache"

 

If I loop back and do "A Cache too far," etc. and that string of caches coming back down the east side is that creek easy to cross towards the bottom of this screenshot?

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Thanks, that sounds like a perfect hike for me right now! Here is an aerial of that area. Are you talking about taking that western loop towards that cache named "West?" (the 3rd cache up from the bottom of this photo)

5bab742d-051d-4ab5-9d70-4b4f8930692f.jpg

Yes indeed, you can see the very-faint trail in the image.

The trail passes right by the fourth cache, Another Hill or

something like that. Another benefit of that trail is that

fewer mountain-bikers will whizz by you although there'll

surely be a few. For another thing you'll encounter no

stream crossings along that trail.

 

By the way, that hide right under the fifty-two bridge is

not at GZ, rather its in a trailside bush southeast of the

bridge support. How's that for a hint?

That cache is called "Another Hill, Another Cache"

 

If I loop back and do "A Cache too far," etc. and that string of caches coming back down the east side is that creek easy to cross towards the bottom of this screenshot?

3c8268e5-2c7e-48b0-b55e-dfb7f774557c.jpg

Yes, all the stream crossings along the central main-trail offer rock-hopping or

short jumps to clear the water. The large puddles and mud-flats on the main trail

have pretty-much dried up enough to walk through with ease. You'll get some

stream-hopping practice within the first quarter mile after leaving the trailhead

parking area.

 

Just remember the rule, always follow behind your companions so that they can

sound-out the dangers of the outing such as streams, rocks, snakes, and Mountain

Lions. As well they can offer a stabilizing hand to you where footing is difficult. You

will find as I do that there's great joy in watching others suffer.

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Thanks, that sounds like a perfect hike for me right now! Here is an aerial of that area. Are you talking about taking that western loop towards that cache named "West?" (the 3rd cache up from the bottom of this photo)

5bab742d-051d-4ab5-9d70-4b4f8930692f.jpg

Yes indeed, you can see the very-faint trail in the image.

The trail passes right by the fourth cache, Another Hill or

something like that. Another benefit of that trail is that

fewer mountain-bikers will whizz by you although there'll

surely be a few. For another thing you'll encounter no

stream crossings along that trail.

 

By the way, that hide right under the fifty-two bridge is

not at GZ, rather its in a trailside bush southeast of the

bridge support. How's that for a hint?

That cache is called "Another Hill, Another Cache"

 

If I loop back and do "A Cache too far," etc. and that string of caches coming back down the east side is that creek easy to cross towards the bottom of this screenshot?

3c8268e5-2c7e-48b0-b55e-dfb7f774557c.jpg

Yes, all the stream crossings along the central main-trail offer rock-hopping or

short jumps to clear the water. The large puddles and mud-flats on the main trail

have pretty-much dried up enough to walk through with ease. You'll get some

stream-hopping practice within the first quarter mile after leaving the trailhead

parking area.

 

Just remember the rule, always follow behind your companions so that they can

sound-out the dangers of the outing such as streams, rocks, snakes, and Mountain

Lions. As well they can offer a stabilizing hand to you where footing is difficult. You

will find as I do that there's great joy in watching others suffer.

:laughing: Thanks Harmon!
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Thanks, that sounds like a perfect hike for me right now! Here is an aerial of that area. Are you talking about taking that western loop towards that cache named "West?" (the 3rd cache up from the bottom of this photo)

5bab742d-051d-4ab5-9d70-4b4f8930692f.jpg

Yes indeed, you can see the very-faint trail in the image.

The trail passes right by the fourth cache, Another Hill or

something like that. Another benefit of that trail is that

fewer mountain-bikers will whizz by you although there'll

surely be a few. For another thing you'll encounter no

stream crossings along that trail.

 

By the way, that hide right under the fifty-two bridge is

not at GZ, rather its in a trailside bush southeast of the

bridge support. How's that for a hint?

That cache is called "Another Hill, Another Cache"

 

If I loop back and do "A Cache too far," etc. and that string of caches coming back down the east side is that creek easy to cross towards the bottom of this screenshot?

3c8268e5-2c7e-48b0-b55e-dfb7f774557c.jpg

Yes, all the stream crossings along the central main-trail offer rock-hopping or

short jumps to clear the water. The large puddles and mud-flats on the main trail

have pretty-much dried up enough to walk through with ease. You'll get some

stream-hopping practice within the first quarter mile after leaving the trailhead

parking area.

 

Just remember the rule, always follow behind your companions so that they can

sound-out the dangers of the outing such as streams, rocks, snakes, and Mountain

Lions. As well they can offer a stabilizing hand to you where footing is difficult. You

will find as I do that there's great joy in watching others suffer.

:laughing: Thanks Harmon!

Have fun Pat, enjoy the poppies and take pictures.

 

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Remember the rule ... walk behind your companion(s). If they get suspicious just tell them that

your are trailing behind to take pictures of them. Nobody can resist that ruse. (Hi Janie!)

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My hike in Spring Canyon today ended up being a little over 6 miles and ~1000 feet of vertical. It was a beautiful day! I didn't see any mountain lions but several people I passed were nervous about them. Here are a couple of shots from A Cache too Far?

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Wow! I didn't expect you to head up onto a ridgeline. Must have looped back along the land-fill

ridge. Apparently you knee is feeling good. What was your final count on the poppy blossoms?

Edited by SD Rowdies
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My hike in Spring Canyon today ended up being a little over 6 miles and ~1000 feet of vertical. It was a beautiful day! I didn't see any mountain lions but several people I passed were nervous about them. Here are a couple of shots from A Cache too Far?

5f84ec8f-648c-4b89-a9c1-aee7a0f98900.jpg

b672b604-5cb8-42e3-b511-154d50b74f4d.jpg

Wow! I didn't expect you to head up onto a ridgeline. Must have looped back along the land-fill

ridge. Apparently you knee is feeling good. What was your final count on the poppy blossoms?

:unsure: Actually going up doesn't hurt it all, it's going down that hurts. I brought my trusty hiking stick so going down wasn't too bad at all. I saw approximately 15,931,362 poppies today... :D
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My hike in Spring Canyon today ended up being a little over 6 miles and ~1000 feet of vertical. It was a beautiful day! I didn't see any mountain lions but several people I passed were nervous about them. Here are a couple of shots from A Cache too Far?

5f84ec8f-648c-4b89-a9c1-aee7a0f98900.jpg

b672b604-5cb8-42e3-b511-154d50b74f4d.jpg

Wow! I didn't expect you to head up onto a ridgeline. Must have looped back along the land-fill

ridge. Apparently you knee is feeling good. What was your final count on the poppy blossoms?

:unsure: Actually going up doesn't hurt it all, it's going down that hurts. I brought my trusty hiking stick so going down wasn't too bad at all. I saw approximately 8,675,309 poppies today..Either that or I really like that song. :D
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My hike in Spring Canyon today ended up being a little over 6 miles and ~1000 feet of vertical. It was a beautiful day! I didn't see any mountain lions but several people I passed were nervous about them. Here are a couple of shots from A Cache too Far?

5f84ec8f-648c-4b89-a9c1-aee7a0f98900.jpg

b672b604-5cb8-42e3-b511-154d50b74f4d.jpg

Wow! I didn't expect you to head up onto a ridgeline. Must have looped back along the land-fill

ridge. Apparently you knee is feeling good. What was your final count on the poppy blossoms?

:unsure: Actually going up doesn't hurt it all, it's going down that hurts. I brought my trusty hiking stick

so going down wasn't too bad at all. I saw approximately 8,675,309 poppies today..Either that

or I really like that song. :D

My poppy count was less than yours by two. Now I recall that Splashette was sitting on the two I

missed.

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This just in ...

 

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There's a country road or two that start near Los Olivos and offer over thirty finds and some

amazing rural scenery. A good place to start is at the Geocache "No Gas." Yes, you can drive

the roads in your Uncle Benny's Buick Roadmaster.

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THIS JUST IN!

 

After about 6-7 years of Geocaching..... I just found out how to upload hints onto my GPS...And here I wanted a new one just so I could upload hints and maps. :)

Did you also know that you can modify the waypoint name using %typ1%con1%drop2 %ter1 in GSAK for the waypoint name? :lol:

 

This will give to the type of cache as the first letter:

T=traditional, M=multi, B=letterbox hybrid, C=CITO, E=event, L=locationless, V=virtual, W=webcam, O=Other, G=Benchmark, R=Earth, and Y=mystery/Unknown

 

Then it will give you the type of container with the second letter:

R=regular, L=large, M=micro, S=Small, V=Virtual, and U=unknown. If the cache type is not stated, the letter used is U

 

Then it will give you the code followed by a 1 digit value that will give you the terrain rating. You can convert that number to the actual terrain rating by adding 1 to it and then dividing that number by 2.

 

The best part about using this code is that it works with Express Logger. RM and I contacted Boulter to get him to modify it to work with that custom code! :)

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THIS JUST IN!

 

After about 6-7 years of Geocaching..... I just found out how to upload hints onto my GPS...And here I wanted a new one just so I could upload hints and maps. :)

Did you also know that you can modify the waypoint name using %typ1%con1%drop2 %ter1 in GSAK for the waypoint name? :lol:

 

This will give to the type of cache as the first letter:

T=traditional, M=multi, B=letterbox hybrid, C=CITO, E=event, L=locationless, V=virtual, W=webcam, O=Other, G=Benchmark, R=Earth, and Y=mystery/Unknown

 

Then it will give you the type of container with the second letter:

R=regular, L=large, M=micro, S=Small, V=Virtual, and U=unknown. If the cache type is not stated, the letter used is U

 

Then it will give you the code followed by a 1 digit value that will give you the terrain rating. You can convert that number to the actual terrain rating by adding 1 to it and then dividing that number by 2.

 

The best part about using this code is that it works with Express Logger. RM and I contacted Boulter to get him to modify it to work with that custom code! :)

 

I prefer to have this info in the description, rather than the name. I put the hints in as a custom POI.

 

Of course, with the Colorado, you don't need to do any of these things.

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THIS JUST IN!

 

After about 6-7 years of Geocaching..... I just found out how to upload hints onto my GPS...And here I wanted a new one just so I could upload hints and maps. :)

Did you also know that you can modify the waypoint name using %typ1%con1%drop2 %ter1 in GSAK for the waypoint name? :lol:

 

This will give to the type of cache as the first letter:

T=traditional, M=multi, B=letterbox hybrid, C=CITO, E=event, L=locationless, V=virtual, W=webcam, O=Other, G=Benchmark, R=Earth, and Y=mystery/Unknown

 

Then it will give you the type of container with the second letter:

R=regular, L=large, M=micro, S=Small, V=Virtual, and U=unknown. If the cache type is not stated, the letter used is U

 

Then it will give you the code followed by a 1 digit value that will give you the terrain rating. You can convert that number to the actual terrain rating by adding 1 to it and then dividing that number by 2.

 

The best part about using this code is that it works with Express Logger. RM and I contacted Boulter to get him to modify it to work with that custom code! :)

 

I prefer to have this info in the description, rather than the name. I put the hints in as a custom POI.

 

Of course, with the Colorado, you don't need to do any of these things.

 

I'm still using an older GPS so I can't do the POI thing. The Colorado is not getting good reports in the main forums so I'm holding off on those...
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I'm still using an older GPS so I can't do the POI thing. The Colorado is not getting good reports in the main forums so I'm holding off on those...

 

I've used the Colorado 300, loaded with City Nav and Topo 2008, on the last 3 hikes I did. On the last hike, FlagMan took his 400T. Neither of us had any major problems. I've found every cache I looked for on these hikes, and only had a couple of minor glitches that were resolved in the field. As long as you are willing to use high capacity NiMH batteries, and have installed the latest updates from Garmin, there is no reason that the Colorado cannot meet your needs. It has eliminated my need to bring along the PDA, and it is nice having the ability to upload found caches to Groundspeak.

 

Of course, not everyone is willing to spend a few hundred bucks to beta test a new GPSr :lol:

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I'm still using an older GPS so I can't do the POI thing. The Colorado is not getting good reports in the main forums so I'm holding off on those...

 

I've used the Colorado 300, loaded with City Nav and Topo 2008, on the last 3 hikes I did. On the last hike, FlagMan took his 400T. Neither of us had any major problems. I've found every cache I looked for on these hikes, and only had a couple of minor glitches that were resolved in the field. As long as you are willing to use high capacity NiMH batteries, and have installed the latest updates from Garmin, there is no reason that the Colorado cannot meet your needs. It has eliminated my need to bring along the PDA, and it is nice having the ability to upload found caches to Groundspeak.

 

Of course, not everyone is willing to spend a few hundred bucks to beta test a new GPSr :lol:

 

I'll have to wait for this guy: :)
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I'm still using an older GPS so I can't do the POI thing. The Colorado is not getting good reports in the main forums so I'm holding off on those...

 

I've used the Colorado 300, loaded with City Nav and Topo 2008, on the last 3 hikes I did. On the last hike, FlagMan took his 400T. Neither of us had any major problems. I've found every cache I looked for on these hikes, and only had a couple of minor glitches that were resolved in the field. As long as you are willing to use high capacity NiMH batteries, and have installed the latest updates from Garmin, there is no reason that the Colorado cannot meet your needs. It has eliminated my need to bring along the PDA, and it is nice having the ability to upload found caches to Groundspeak.

 

Of course, not everyone is willing to spend a few hundred bucks to beta test a new GPSr :lol:

I resemble these remarks... I do feel like a cheap ho for Gamin, but it sure works better than the Delorme that I sent back! And it will only get better. The Wherigo builders don't work right, but that's not the fault of the Colorado. There's no averaging, but I certainly would expect that to be fixed in the next firmware upgrade. And the battery meter seems pretty flaky, but the rechargeables do seem to work better than alkalines. I'm not sending mine back...

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I'm still using an older GPS so I can't do the POI thing. The Colorado is not getting good reports in the main forums so I'm holding off on those...

 

I've used the Colorado 300, loaded with City Nav and Topo 2008, on the last 3 hikes I did. On the last hike, FlagMan took his 400T. Neither of us had any major problems. I've found every cache I looked for on these hikes, and only had a couple of minor glitches that were resolved in the field. As long as you are willing to use high capacity NiMH batteries, and have installed the latest updates from Garmin, there is no reason that the Colorado cannot meet your needs. It has eliminated my need to bring along the PDA, and it is nice having the ability to upload found caches to Groundspeak.

 

Of course, not everyone is willing to spend a few hundred bucks to beta test a new GPSr :lol:

I resemble these remarks... I do feel like a cheap ho for Gamin, but it sure works better than the Delorme that I sent back! And it will only get better. The Wherigo builders don't work right, but that's not the fault of the Colorado. There's no averaging, but I certainly would expect that to be fixed in the next firmware upgrade. And the battery meter seems pretty flaky, but the rechargeables do seem to work better than alkalines. I'm not sending mine back...

The biggest problem I had with my limited time using one in Vegas was the screen brightness. I thought it was harder to read than the 60csx. Is that any better now?
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I'm still using an older GPS so I can't do the POI thing. The Colorado is not getting good reports in the main forums so I'm holding off on those...

 

I've used the Colorado 300, loaded with City Nav and Topo 2008, on the last 3 hikes I did. On the last hike, FlagMan took his 400T. Neither of us had any major problems. I've found every cache I looked for on these hikes, and only had a couple of minor glitches that were resolved in the field. As long as you are willing to use high capacity NiMH batteries, and have installed the latest updates from Garmin, there is no reason that the Colorado cannot meet your needs. It has eliminated my need to bring along the PDA, and it is nice having the ability to upload found caches to Groundspeak.

 

Of course, not everyone is willing to spend a few hundred bucks to beta test a new GPSr :lol:

I resemble these remarks... I do feel like a cheap ho for Gamin, but it sure works better than the Delorme that I sent back! And it will only get better. The Wherigo builders don't work right, but that's not the fault of the Colorado. There's no averaging, but I certainly would expect that to be fixed in the next firmware upgrade. And the battery meter seems pretty flaky, but the rechargeables do seem to work better than alkalines. I'm not sending mine back...

The biggest problem I had with my limited time using one in Vegas was the screen brightness. I thought it was harder to read than the 60csx. Is that any better now?

 

NO!

 

But honestly, in bright sunlight on a hike, it isn't really a problem. In the shade, or a car, you need to use the backlight. Again, with good NiMH batteries, you can run full backlight if you want, for up to 5 or 6 hours.

 

(Standard disclaimer: your mileage may vary)

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I'm still using an older GPS so I can't do the POI thing. The Colorado is not getting good reports in the main forums so I'm holding off on those...

 

I've used the Colorado 300, loaded with City Nav and Topo 2008, on the last 3 hikes I did. On the last hike, FlagMan took his 400T. Neither of us had any major problems. I've found every cache I looked for on these hikes, and only had a couple of minor glitches that were resolved in the field. As long as you are willing to use high capacity NiMH batteries, and have installed the latest updates from Garmin, there is no reason that the Colorado cannot meet your needs. It has eliminated my need to bring along the PDA, and it is nice having the ability to upload found caches to Groundspeak.

 

Of course, not everyone is willing to spend a few hundred bucks to beta test a new GPSr :lol:

I resemble these remarks... I do feel like a cheap ho for Gamin, but it sure works better than the Delorme that I sent back! And it will only get better. The Wherigo builders don't work right, but that's not the fault of the Colorado. There's no averaging, but I certainly would expect that to be fixed in the next firmware upgrade. And the battery meter seems pretty flaky, but the rechargeables do seem to work better than alkalines. I'm not sending mine back...

The biggest problem I had with my limited time using one in Vegas was the screen brightness. I thought it was harder to read than the 60csx. Is that any better now?

 

NO!

 

But honestly, in bright sunlight on a hike, it isn't really a problem. In the shade, or a car, you need to use the backlight. Again, with good NiMH batteries, you can run full backlight if you want, for up to 5 or 6 hours.

 

(Standard disclaimer: your mileage may vary)

 

When I'm in a car I plug my 60CS into the cigaretter lighter. This keeps the backlight on all the time (at night), which is really nice and it saves battery life. So I would think with the Colorado the cigarette lighter adaptor would be very handy (if they have one). Edited by TrailGators
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I'm still using an older GPS so I can't do the POI thing. The Colorado is not getting good reports in the main forums so I'm holding off on those...

 

I've used the Colorado 300, loaded with City Nav and Topo 2008, on the last 3 hikes I did. On the last hike, FlagMan took his 400T. Neither of us had any major problems. I've found every cache I looked for on these hikes, and only had a couple of minor glitches that were resolved in the field. As long as you are willing to use high capacity NiMH batteries, and have installed the latest updates from Garmin, there is no reason that the Colorado cannot meet your needs. It has eliminated my need to bring along the PDA, and it is nice having the ability to upload found caches to Groundspeak.

 

Of course, not everyone is willing to spend a few hundred bucks to beta test a new GPSr :lol:

I resemble these remarks... I do feel like a cheap ho for Gamin, but it sure works better than the Delorme that I sent back! And it will only get better. The Wherigo builders don't work right, but that's not the fault of the Colorado. There's no averaging, but I certainly would expect that to be fixed in the next firmware upgrade. And the battery meter seems pretty flaky, but the rechargeables do seem to work better than alkalines. I'm not sending mine back...

The biggest problem I had with my limited time using one in Vegas was the screen brightness. I thought it was harder to read than the 60csx. Is that any better now?

 

NO!

 

But honestly, in bright sunlight on a hike, it isn't really a problem. In the shade, or a car, you need to use the backlight. Again, with good NiMH batteries, you can run full backlight if you want, for up to 5 or 6 hours.

 

(Standard disclaimer: your mileage may vary)

 

When I'm in a car I plug my 60CS into the cigaretter lighter. This keeps the backlight on all the time (at night), which is really nice and it saves battery life. So I would think with the Colorado the cigarette lighter adaptor would be very handy (if they have one).

 

They do indeed have one that you can buy, and it is supposed to bring up the backlight to above what is possible on batteries alone. I believe it is the same cable that my Nuvi uses, so I may try it. We use Nuvis in the Liberty and Integra, and th Prius has factory navigation, so we've never tried to plug in the CO to try it.

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