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Old 01-10-2018, 07:19 PM   #41
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Thanks for the gps apps. I use alltrails but I will take a look at those.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:59 AM   #42
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I made a video showing how to load data into LocusMaps. Thought it might help some people here.

https://sites.google.com/site/stillw...smapsonandroid

Post has links at the bottom to all the mentioned apps, and the settings file.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:00 PM   #43
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Just an aside, but an out-of-contract iPhone works fine as a GPS, you just have to load the maps via WiFi.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:32 AM   #44
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Not I. Bought a Garmin handheld right after GPS was opened around 2002. Waterproof. Runs on two AA rechargeables. Loads the latest maps. Receives from the same satellites. Used it this weekend for three days on the same pair off AAs. I'm not a luddite. I have iPhones, but the battery life is terrible (and can only be charged with a cable, not battery replacement), they're very fragile (and expensive to replace). The only reason I'd consider trying to use a phone in the ADKs is if there were a data connection, which there isn't.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:11 PM   #45
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I just finished 6 days in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness doing the French Louie loop and used Gaia GPS. It worked well and I had it close background apps. I recorded tracks and waypoints. The battery drain was not a problem, I did not have to charge my phone until the 4th day and it was at 54%. I met a thru hiker who had done the AT last year and the CT the year before. He said he uses a free app from REI, so I may look into that. However, I am very satisfied with Gaia. I use a Galaxy Note 5, big, but the maps sure display nicely.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:28 PM   #46
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I just finished 6 days in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness doing the French Louie loop and used Gaia GPS. It worked well and I had it close background apps. I recorded tracks and waypoints. The battery drain was not a problem, I did not have to charge my phone until the 4th day and it was at 54%. I met a thru hiker who had done the AT last year and the CT the year before. He said he uses a free app from REI, so I may look into that. However, I am very satisfied with Gaia.
6 Days? I'm jealous. Hope you're working on that trip report.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:55 PM   #47
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It was my first time in there and definitely one that I will treasure for many years. Truly the essence of the ADK wilderness. Getting my son off to college and then will get a trip report and photos up.
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