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PostSubject: new gps   Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:07 pm

looking into doing some geocaching.....make some fun treasure hunts for the kids and i.......looking at getting the new garmin colorado....does anyone have this gps?? and TT if you have some helpful hints......give them to me! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:34 pm

I have heard nothing but good thinks about the colorado but they are expensive.

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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:50 pm

well.....i told her since i can't leave to utah.....i'm getting one.... Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:17 pm

the best weapon a husband can have......the guilt trip!! Yes!!
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:40 pm

Here is a pretty good price from a good place. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_150CO400T/Garmin-Colorado-400t.html?tp=146
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:32 am

First tip....... go to Geocaching and sign up. (I keep a notebook that I write down hints and directions to the caches.) Download the caches to your gps and enjoy with your kids. My kids love it. Tracker and I went today for a little while. We drove up thru Wilder..... WOW talk about a CURVY road!!! We picked up 5 caches and found a nice spot to take the kids swimming this summer.

I have a backpack with caching supplies....

Tweezers or Leatherman tool to get the "logs" out of the "nano" caches.
Small trinkets to leave in the caches.
Baby wipes (because your hands will get dirty!!!)
An ink pen to sign the logs with.
Extra batteries for GPS.
A small notepad in case the log is full and you need to add your own paper to sign your name.
Rubber gloves/gloves
Flashlight for caches hidden in crevices (WATCH FOR SPIDERS!!! I FOUND A BLACK WIDOW)
Bug spray
Small first aid kit


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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:28 am

BD, if you haven't bought one yet, look at

www.rei.com

for they might have a better price than some other places. Plus they also might have a better selection and accessories of the colorado gps.

You also can take the little toys you find in cereal boxes and happy meals and include them in the Geocache. ( small boxes of crayons work).

I'd stay away from anything that could be harmful to little kids who might find the cache with their mommas ( or daddys)
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:08 am

This place has the best buys of anywhere I've looked...

www.gpscity.com

Read the reviews on the colorado... not well received.

I would recommend the 60CSx, or 76CSx.
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:36 am

Dan wrote:
This place has the best buys of anywhere I've looked...

www.gpscity.com

Read the reviews on the colorado... not well received.

I would recommend the 60CSx, or 76CSx.

i was ready to pull the trigger last nite on this machine......but i've always bought from gpscity......and no one really likes it that much....so......i'm kinda worried about getting it.....
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:52 am

http://www.gpscity.com/item-garmin-etrex-vista-hcx/etrexvistahcx.htm

I have this one and I love it. It gets great reception. I put a microSD card in it and it saves ALOT of tracks. The color screen really makes a difference also.
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:38 pm

We have a Garmin Etrex Legend and Garmin Etrex Venture. Love the Legend. Haven't used the Venture yet.
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:42 pm

Rino 530 is what i am using. It has the 2-way radio built in so you don't have two mounts on your handle bars.
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:47 pm

Grizz wrote:
http://www.gpscity.com/item-garmin-etrex-vista-hcx/etrexvistahcx.htm

I have this one and I love it. It gets great reception. I put a microSD card in it and it saves ALOT of tracks. The color screen really makes a difference also.

BD I got the same one as Grizz. Love it and never any problems. It will run nearly 25 hours on a battery charge. Some of the other Garmins only run about 14 hours. You need to check that when you get ready to by one.

These Units are small. If you got the money go for the 60CSx model. Bigger screen and a better deal in my opinion. When I get ready to upgrade that is what I am going to get.
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:37 pm

After reading up a little on the Colorado, I would stick with the 60 or the 76 as well.

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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:16 pm

pwm wrote:
After reading up a little on the Colorado, I would stick with the 60 or the 76 as well.

What Phil Said
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:41 pm

well.....i guess the new one will be a 60csx......the new models seem to have many issues
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:06 pm

I love my 76csx
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:24 pm

BigDaddy wrote:
well.....i guess the new one will be a 60csx......the new models seem to have many issues

Haven't heard of any issues with any of the Garmin Units. Which ones in particular and what is the problem BD....
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:42 pm

If you want to go paperless you have a few choices Colorado or the Oregon. I have the Oregon and a 60csx. The Oregon is awesome for geocaching, its a little hard to see in direct sunlight but nothing that would keep me from buying it again. Both units are very accurate. If you want to go caching without printing logs and remembering the hints and details my vote is the Oregon.
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:44 pm

JB800 wrote:
If you want to go paperless you have a few choices Colorado or the Oregon. I have the Oregon and a 60csx. The Oregon is awesome for geocaching, its a little hard to see in direct sunlight but nothing that would keep me from buying it again. Both units are very accurate. If you want to go caching without printing logs and remembering the hints and details my vote is the Oregon.

this is some first hand knowledge that i was wanting!!! all the talk over the light screen was scaring me away! thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:52 pm

Its really not that bad, just tilt it a little and bingo. It will hold 2000 caches if you build a pocket query. It will take some getting used to but once you use it a few times its great.
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Sat May 23, 2009 6:36 pm

I dont have one except the ones for car use and my cell phone,
I was looking at them for atv use and i thought the oregon looked pretty cool because of the 3d imaging .
What say yall ?
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Sat May 23, 2009 9:22 pm

If your looking for one on the quad I'd recommend the 60csx. I love the oregon for geocaching, but i'm not sure if its the right one for atving
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PostSubject: Re: new gps   Sun May 24, 2009 7:16 pm

Well i want to do both , at the moment my main project is to get to way points in royal blue .
But soon ill be venturing to Hatfield McCoy and mostly trying to get lost but not to lost.
I love 3d effects as they help me find cliffs / bluffs , but usually the only way we find anything good is by going out there and searching for ever.
A good example is the Bryant cove it and all the other coves generally known as the cove have little climbable rock but just one cove to the north Real cove is one of chattanoogas biggest out door rockclimbing venues.
You can barely tell that however looking on googel earth as a matter of fact MSN terrain has much better views fo this area.
You guys should check that out .
I need to get my GPS and learn to use its basic functions by next wed so i have little time .
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