There are numerous thru hiking trails in the United States. The three most well known are the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. Each trail takes on average 5-6 months to complete, covering 2,000 to 3,000 miles through National Parks, National Forests and some of the countries most incredible landscapes.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
We purchased a handheld GPS for hiking the Continental Divide Trail. We had little experience previously with this device, turns out, it was an awesome addition to our gear list! We used a Delorme GPS which worked well. The GPS, in addition to our maps, helped us pinpoint where we were and gave us options on how to get from point A to point B. As I mentioned earlier, the CDT is only 70% complete so many times you find yourself on an off-trail adventure. Each night we would make a waypoint and at the end of the trail we put it on our computer and were able to see a line from Mexico to Canada where we had hiked!
Does anyone have a "favorite" GPS? There are so many options out there with various features.