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    Where to go. How to decide?

    How d you pick the area in the first place ? Something you heard about or maybe found on google earth ? There are so many choices out there. Sometimes I just go in a general direction and pick a dirt road.
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    Dangerous situations!

    Exactly the kind of thing I am curious about . I may be getting more paranoid but I don’t trust some of folks at first glance . Call it spidey sense. Hiking on Palomar mtn in San Diego my wife and I heard a sound that made us freeze sounded like screaming crying children turns out it was a...
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    Rare SoCal snow!

    Geez I thought that was my secret area! I have even there a time or two in the snow it’s pretty sweet!
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    Dangerous situations!

    Have any of you run ito a dangerous situation? Could be threatened by people, animals, a breakdown without the gear to fix it, border crossing, stuck in bad weather things that go bump in the night? Or just that spidey feeling that something is not right. What was it ?howdid you handle it...
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    Where to go. How to decide?

    When thinking or planning a trip. Do you plan the route stick to? Jut ay hey that area of the map looks cool, Ithink I’ll head in that direction? Or something else? Do you wander, explore random roads. What about gates.? Me I just pick a spot look at it on google earth and head in that...
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    Best Budget/Used Nav System for Beginner

    Yes but from what I understand the best scale you can get on Gaia is 1:48000 or about 1”= 4000 feet which is a 15 min quad not a7.5 minute quad . the scale is actually 4 Xs. As large 2 x vertically 2xs horizontally On My Lenovo tablet I used a 128gig micro card for storage. Loaded large...
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    Best Budget/Used Nav System for Beginner

    But don’t you have to have cell service? I was using google maps on a camping trip in the redwoods. No cell service no maps no tracking. So you have to preload the maps. This to me is a problem because We started around Gualala and ended up in Oregon. That’s most of north California and some...
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    This is AWESOME!!!

    All I really want is a 8 or 10 inch screen with the entire USA or at least zones. (Time zone areas) preloaded on decent 7.5 minute quads with the ability to zoom in. Maybe a couple of different map origins say usgs and forest service. The ability to track yourselves ona map. Save the...
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    Looking at the scale you have Gaia at 1:48000. That’s twice as big as a standard 7.5 minute usgs quad That’s really not very good even at a 1:24000 1” =2000’. Is just basic. I am a geologist and have the last 45 years looking at topo maps I can tell you that even a well drawn accurate topo...
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    Speaking of taking over your life. I had a mountain bike advertised on cL I got a few of the typical scam calls I’ll wire you money and my agent pick it up because etc. but this one guy wanted me to prove I was a man as in not a scammer by texting him something a code I think from my...
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    This is AWESOME!!!

    Looks very cool the questioni have iscan the app handle large area down loads. I would be willing to pay for a reliable app that. Can handle a whole state. The old lowrance dedicated gps you could state wide coverage At a decent zoom level. I have not been able to find anything that...
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    Here’s something new!

    And how is it that different from the magellan?
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    Gaia or....

    So here are a couple of questions 1 what other mapping gps apps work on iOS? And work well? 2 is the buggyness on android what is responsible for not being able download large tracts of land 3 any one running a near iPad with any gps app able to load more than 100,000 tiles at zoom level...
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    Gaia or....

    The thing is if you look at an app like bcn or topo usa they all have probably a dozen variations available from usgs topo maps to forest service the usgs maps cover everything so why not have the whole west ? The only reason not to is because the app can handle it or the...
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    Gaia or....

    Until i can get the whole western usa on asingle 128 chip at a detail level 15 without 100,000tile down load limit ill use a standalone gps gaia is not the only one who hasnot got that figured out yet No monthly fees please!