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RE: [pct-l] My first mesg

I'm sure that you will get a lot of response here to your queries, but I'll
will comment briefly on the GPS.  I like to use them, though the excess
weight for their usefulness is under debate.  On a long trail like the PCT,
which is well marked for the most part, and where you are concerned with
high mileage days, you'd probably be better off to leave the GPS at home.
GPS units can supplement a map and compass, but in many cases, they are just
not necessary.  On a 2600 mile hike, trimming every excess ounce becomes a
high priority.  If you decide you wish to use it anyway, there are many good
books and web sites available that explain their use and their advantages
and disadvantages.

> From: owner-pct-l@backcountry.net [mailto:owner-pct-l@backcountry.net]On

> Question about using a GPS on the PCT.

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