01-23-2012, 09:04 AM
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Joe, didn't they teach you to navigate in mariner school? My grandpa shipped out all of his life and he had this little book that he wrote down important stuff - and in that little book was degrees and minutes off the jetties to his favorite deep sea fishing spots. I just love that.
What kind of Garmin do you have? You can call Garmin and they will be more than happy to help you learn your Garmin and how to set it up to be the most helpful it can be on the trail. We have bearings so we know which way we are going, headings to we know where we want to go, distance to our waypoint plus I have a page set for speed, miles, average speed, time, etc. The longer I have my Garmin the more I learn about it and I really enjoy that part of it.
50 miles - wow - and I am worried about my 25 miler!! It is in less than 2 weeks. I think we will be just fine though.