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csd
2005-03-25 18:30:23
Aidan, I've never had the problem you describe with my Garmin eTrex. One thing you could try is updating the firmware, in case there is some strange bug in the software on your unit. New versions of the units' software are available from the Garmin website.
Bleck Cra
2005-03-22 22:41:32
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Two consecutive days of sunshine and enter Newcastle Saturday, Pacific-rim four-by-fours as Panzer divisions enter Poland - prerequisites to dropping Doris at Lidl, transporting toots to Granny’s and essential for sitting at the kerb, being ….. big: big enough to deliver the Ponderosa its entire stock of longhorn. And flying pigs. And so it pleases us to rise above this milieu, literally and some might venture (fearless of contradiction)…. socially. I couldn’t comment. To effect this …. “repositioning” and also enjoy a whole new experience, suivez moi. What the Mournes can present in comfort, safety and special features, they can lose in wilderness, not from viewpoints like Pigeon Rock, the Carn/Ott-nots and such, but from within. There are few hotspots in their heartland where their boundless emptiness fills an addled head with visions of Yetis and Loch Ness Monsters. And so my heart did a big lep when it found itself vacuumed from a vast carpet of cloud, on to a magical new world of heathen barrenness, hare, raven and skylark. Beneath, cold enough to hang meat. Above only 400ms, fierce enough to fry chips. First, hang a left, South over the Midpace Burn; threaten a dodgy hip and make off over wind-thin barbed wire fences. Methinks here be Tony Martins - stay vigilant. At a casual stroll in this foreign heat, perhaps the hint of fresh-ground coffee and Pastisse, soon to be overtaken by wafts of sizzling polartec and deep fried neck. Hot, hot, hot …. but at all points, no wall, no track, and with the cloud beneath, apparently no land or sea either, but bold, wide inclines through nascent heather and hot flat rock, to place summer orders for floral armchairs and boggling scenes of hill, dale, sand and sea. Locus: Slievenagarragh our most Easterly Mourne.
simon3
2005-03-22 20:31:42
David -- that geology sounds very interesting. Could I make one suggestion? Why not make an entry in our Bibliography section for the magazine and the website of ES2k which will make the information more accessible into the future. If you had the details for a good book on the subject of use to walkers, it could
go there also.
David Kirk
2005-03-22 15:17:04
Do you guys realise that when you stride manfully (sorry – personfully) along Slieve League’s airy ridge you are walking on what was once an Antarctic seabed? As you grunt up Carrauntoohil, just be thankful – 250 million years ago it was 3000 metres high, not just its present easy 1,000. These gems of invaluable knowledge are the sort of things that can add a lot of interest to your ramblings if you learn something of the geology of our mountains, the story of how the wonderful landscapes we walk over came to be. There are plenty of good books out there now, and even a series of geo-trail guides to get you started. ES2k (Earth Science 2000), is an organisation promoting the landscapes-are-more-than-wet-feet movement. Membership is free, as is its excellent twice-yearly magazine. To get both contact magazine editor Tony Bazley (tonybazley@csma-netlink.co.uk) and you can visit its website www.habitas.org.uk/es2k. The two Geological Surveys in Ireland also have superbly informative websites – www.gsi.ie and www.bgs.ac.uk/gsni. Go on - be a rock-hound!
danhughes1234uk
2005-03-22 14:07:54
Thanks hughm - that's great news!
hughm
2005-03-22 10:25:33
In response to danhughes1234uk, posted 2005-03-21 10:25:54.
Dan, OSi are currently developing a CD based navigation product for the outdoor enthusiast. The product will provide various mapping scales (including 1:50,000 and aerial photography) of selected regions around the country. It will provide 3D views and transfer of routes to and from GPS and PDA. It will be available in the shops in Aug/Sept this year.
Bleck Cra
2005-03-21 21:12:41
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Cap V: And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Navan.
And I am come down to deliver them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, the O’Kanennites, the Savages and O’Hares.
Cap, Ship and the rest of the crew: Wilkommen et Bienvenue to the promised land.
jackill
2005-03-21 15:16:39
AidanB - I have been using a Garmin GPS for the last few months and as csd has suggested it can be an invaluable tool in bad weather conditions. Could I suggest that you check that you are entering the correct national grid reference letter in front of the coordinates. I made this error myself when I started using my unit and only realised it when standing at the foot of Beenakeragh, the gps told me I was 50 miles away. I have the Garmin Vista manual as a .pdf file (2.5 mb in size ) I could email it to you if you like or post it to you on CD .
danhughes1234uk
2005-03-21 10:25:54
Folks, I have a question about digital maps that I don't know if anyone can help me on. I've always been very happy with my map and compass as a way of planning and navigating routes.

recently however, I was at a friends house in North Wales, and he showed me his memory map software of Snowdonia. I have to say, I was really impressed at the way it gives you all these 3D views to help you plan your routes out. It really is a nice tool. But as with all these things you can buy maps for the UK and US but that seems to be about your lot.

Has anyone found a way of getting OSI maps (or equivalent!) into some such package? I checked out the OSI website but although it does mention digital maps I got the idea it was aimed more at the professional market..
AidanB
2005-03-18 10:21:59
CSD I think you've hit the nail on the head there, the chances are that I'm not using it properly, and you see that's why I'm looking for help! I think I have most of it figured out (no manual just a quick reference guide). You are probably right about the 1965 thing but it still gives a grid ref about 1km N/NE of where I plot on an OS map. If you can suggest some way of correcting this I will be well chuffed and won't try floggin it to Claude Hopper!! (Unit is a Garmin Vista if that's any help). Thanks.


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Summit Comment
Illanmaster: Watching Over.
sandman a day ago.
This hill watches over Illanmaster Island and although its summit is nothing of note its cliffs are fantastic. As described previously this can be part of a coastal walk or for direct accent park ...

  
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Corraduff Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
Corraduff Hill as seen from the Benwee Loop Walk.

  
Track
Mweelrea Mt via Ben Lugmore
marzka a day ago.
A very nice walk with amazing views and small bit of scrambling which can be avoided.Dificulty: Medium- ascending via... walk, Len: 13.4km, Climb: 1111m, Area: Ben Lugmore East Top, Mweelrea Mountain

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Bencorrbeg - Binn an Choire and Binn Dubh
marzka a day ago.
Very nice walk with a bit of scrambling.And this GPS track involve that mentioned part of scrambling - but if you want... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 944m, Area: Bencorrbeg, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Benco

  
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Benwee NE Head: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
It is easy to reach the area i took the photo from just a slight detour off the Benwee Loop Walk F8220244947 it is the next bit that the problem arises. Definitely an Ian Miller summit.

  
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Teermoyle and Been Hill
marzka a day ago.
Very nice walk with goregous views.Dificulty: Medium- a bit wet terrain, mostly grassy- some small part of walk on th... walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 843m, Area: Keamconneragh, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Irel

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Doonvinalla W Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
The Stags of Broad Haven just one of the fantastic photo opportunities from this summit which is easily accessed from the Benwee Loop Walk the easy option from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259.

  
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Mangerton via Stoompa and Horses Glen
marzka a day ago.
Lovely walk with stunning views.Dificulty: Medim- wet terrain as crossing the Owgariff river- very steepy descending w... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 673m, Area: Stoompa, Mangerton (Ireland) Stoompa, M

  
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Doonvinalla E Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
Easy access from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259 follow the Benwee Loop walk and branch off where appropriate . The photo shows views across towards Benwee Head in the background .

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Carrauntoohil via central guy and dawn via oshea-gully WINTER WALK
marzka a day ago.
This is a winter climb, therefore the winter equipment is needed and extra time should be added while planning that r... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 779m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ir

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
Looking across to Doonvinalla N Top from E Top i decided it was above my pay grade to attempt the summit climb today . But to the right of the photo a route to the top seemingly exists so another ...

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
The look out post 3 years after my first visit.


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