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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody geocache? I am looking for suggestions on purchasing a hand held gps. I do have a Lowrance 540c in the rhino.
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99 dollar Garmin etrex or for a little more there are several of the etrex available.

I have had mine for 7 or eight years and no probs.

I think Bordhead may geocache, not sure.

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Our family and friends love to Geocache. Go to groundspeak.com, and you can put in the zip you will be at, and find all kinds of great caches. I have found them in Ocotillo Wells, and Glamis, it makes a ride with the kids especially more fun.

Remember to bring some trinkets to put back in so the kids (and adults) can take something out, and to sign the log books. Its cool to see when someone was there last.

And leave it like you found it. Happy hunting!

Oh yeah, GPS - we use the Garmin Nuvi, because it is hand held, and I mount it in the Rhino with a RAM mount, get close, and then walk to our destination. It works well.

Any good handheld GPS will get you to the coordinates, once you get used to it.
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Garmin Rhino 530 works great, also seems to be overkill for everything

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Garmin Rhino 530 works great, also seems to be overkill for everything
How does the radio work? I see its 5 watts. Have you used it any races?
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Any cheap GPS will work.... My kids love it.

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We just recently did some of it with a buddy that does it a bunch. Kind of cool there are a few in Camp Wood you should be able to ride there from your house. We have the cheaper etrex because when I roll the quad they always get destroyed lol.
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How does the radio work? I see its 5 watts. Have you used it any races?
The radio works pretty good, If you are on top of hills it will go miles. The better Rhino's transmitt on GMRS which make them go farther. I think they might use repeaters. Supposedly takes more battery juice, but it has never been an issue for me.

Forgot to answer one of your questions, No race use but it has been from Ensenada to Cabo with me a couple of times mounted on my bike. No issues has saved my asssss the radio and mulitple crum trails and keeping in touch with other riders by text basically.

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I have the Garmin 60csx. I just downloaded a bunch of caches to the area we are going next week. I uploaded them from the gps to the mapsource program and created a route to them then downloaded that to the gps. Cant wait to try it out.

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I have the Garmin 60csx. I just downloaded a bunch of caches to the area we are going next week. I uploaded them from the gps to the mapsource program and created a route to them then downloaded that to the gps. Cant wait to try it out.
That is a cool feature, Do you ever switch to mapsource in google earth. Works pretty cool together. Seem like people recognize google earth more often when I show them the maps.

I should add that my Rhino 530 is over priced and over kill for most applications.

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