Steve in PA said:Well, I'v been using a Garmin 60CSx for several years and lot it. Sadly, they stopped making it and replaced it with a 62 series. I've heard good things about it and would get one myself if I ever needed to replace the 60CSx.
I think I read that this is still the best selling Garmin model.MQ-1 said:
Been there too! My old Blue E-Trex legend was just a simple stree map and you had to mark waypoints and use the trail it marked. I started wearing a pin on compass to keep my directions lined up and the way points to picture where I was.Driving to camp w/ the GPS zoomed out to roadmap level the area around camp appeared as a cluster of dots from all the waypoints I had marked.pumpgun said:one word of advice though for a new GPS user. Don't rely upon the GPS to the point where your internal sense of direction is "turned off". kind of hard to explain, but for me anyway, i have a really good sense of direction when i pay attention and think as i'm moving through the woods. when i first started using my GPS i basically stopped concentrating and let the GPS do my thinking for me. when i lost signal or battery, i was somewhat flustered. i now use it only for occasional reference and making waypoints.
I had a compass once that I swore was pointing in the wrong direction. I followed it anyway, and the stupid thing brought me right to where I wanted to be....... still in Montana, and not in Idaho, which is where my mind thought I should go!bpottorff said:, arrow never pointed in the right direction.