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    Default Yellow Etrex

    I have the yellow etrex and am wondering how I would use it for a thru hike. I live just 5 miles from the Ozark trail in Missouri and am told it is not well marked. I would love to thru hike it but don't need trouble on it.

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    First you need to find out if there is a GPX file for the trail you can load into the etrex. Then it should be able to tell you if your on the trail or not.
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    OTA has GPS files. Etrex user manual...?

    Have you checked out recent OT thru hiker forums of personal thru hiker(that 230 m) accounts of signage/navigation difficulties/opinions of necessities? There's scant OT thru hiker details here on WB.

    What are you thru-hiking...the mandated 230 miles? When? Last time I checked like maybe 300+ miles were defined/completed? There were gaps. Completed a few segments in those 230 miles during fall. The ground was not snow covered. The signage and navigation difficulty level for myself changed from obviously intuitive for anyone to a bit more difficult. I just had paper maps which sufficed.

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    Its been along time since Ive played with my Etrex, but I don't think that model will load maps... Its a basic no features gps.

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