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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 in this guide enables readers to: >Plan a trip >Navigate along a route >Gather data from the outing >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.
About Russell Helms
Russell Helms’ lifelong interest in the outdoors and hiking have carried him along a variety of paths, from sections of the nearby Appalachian Trail of North Georgia all the way to the remote highlands of Ethiopia. His most memorable job as a writer was as a reporter for the St. Clair News-Aegis, where he covered stories ranging from heated school board meetings to earnest Bigfoot sightings. A graduate of Jefferson State College and Auburn University, Helms lives in Birmingham with his wife and two children. Happily, he reports, all family members enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking and backpacking.
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