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GPS Outdoors

A Practical Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Russell Helms


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For about $150 anyone can access the United States' multi-billion dollar GPS program. Using GPS Units: A Practical Guide for Hikers, Bikers, Paddlers, and Climbers shows readers how to plug in and enhance most any outdoor experience. Whether a hiker on a weekend trip through the Great Smokies, a backpacker cruising the Continental Divide Trail, a mountain biker kicking up dust in Moab, a paddler running the Lewis and Clark bicentennial route, or a climber pre-scouting the routes up Mount Shasta, a simple handheld GPS unit is fun, useful, and can even be a lifesaver. Described in conjunction with today's most popular GPS software, easy to understand information enables readers to plan a trip, navigate along a route, gather data from the outing, and analyze trip data after the trip. Information is power, and a GPS unit is today's preferred tool to harness the power of navigational technology for a more enjoyable, more informative, and possibly safer outdoor experience.

Menasha Ridge Press, 9780897329675, 86pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2006

About the Author

As an editor of outdoor guidebooks and a committed lover of outdoor adventure, Russell Helms gained his practical knowledge of GPS technology through putting boot to rock, paddle to water, and tire to dirt. A tireless advocate of enhancing outdoor experiences through GPS technology, he also hires and coaches other guidebook writers to capture and analyze accurate trail data with handheld GPS units. A resident of Birmingham, AL, he is the author of "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Birmingham."