I’m making some solid progress on the trails map for Nacogdoches, Texas.
Right now, I have all of the trail in the SFA Recreational Trails mapped, in addition to all of the Lanana Creek Trail. I have a little bit of data for the Azalea Garden, the Mast Arboretum, and Tucker Woods. I’m not entirely certain how well those areas are going to come out, because the arboretum and azalea garden, especially, have VERY dense networks of trails.
Nacogdoches, TX Trails full post
(368 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
I got the new GPS out for a hike and some geocaching on this day. I started out by loading the USGS topos for the Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest (SFAEF) onto the Oregon from Topofusion. I chose the topos because many (but not all) of the trails on the SFAEF appear on the topos. It also shows the boundary of the forest, locations of some pipeline right-of-ways, and locations of some wetland areas. Important information for what I wanted to do.
Garmin Oregon 450: First Hike/Geocaching full post
(542 words, 4 images, estimated 2:10 mins reading time)
Yesterday I got the Oregon attached to the stem of my mountain bike for a 10 mile jaunt through town and on the local mtb trails. I have a handful of impressions about how it worked in that application. First, have I mentioned yet how I like the mounting system on this?
The mount fits nicely on my stem with no unusual protruding parts. What is especially nice is that unlike the earlier (pre-Edge 500) Edges, the release tab is not some flimsy little tab that people with gorilla hands are going to be apt to break. The release tab on this mount is solid, it’s out of the way, and it had better not break.
Garmin Oregon 450: First Bike Ride full post
(873 words, 5 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
Yeah, I’m not new to the game here. This GPS has been reviewed all over the internet already.
But, I decided that the Edge 705 wasn’t really for me. Here’s why:
- I hated the little joystick on the etrex series, and I didn’t like it any better on the Edge.
- I only used the heart rate monitor a couple of times, and never when riding the trails.
- I never really made much use of the speed/cadence sensor. I only ever used it on the trainer. Never on the trail.
Garmin Oregon 450 full post
(863 words, 3 images, estimated 3:27 mins reading time)