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fingalscave
2012-01-20 21:05:46
GPS systems
As you say kissanepat1, some of the entry level Garmin units don't accept maps but I think they will all accept routes. These can be entered directly through the unit or via computer. They will all also record a track log of your progress on the ground. I have the same unit as jackill, a Garmin GPSMAP 60csx. I don't always program a route into it when going out, but when doing a new route, I always record a track log. Made in taiwan, it is indeed all that he says it is, a real workhorse. Garmin however have discontinued this model, replacing it with the GPSMAP 62 series. These get good reviews but are pricey, especially as you go up ther range. More interesting perhaps for a first model might be the new eTrex series. There are three models, the 10, the 20, and the 30. The 10, about 110eur, has a monochrome display, won't take maps and has no expandable memory though will do all the basic essentials. In bright orange, and for an extra 100eur, the 20 model has a colour display, 1.7GB of internal memory and a micro sd card slot, so will take all the maps you want. This would appear a better option to me. For another 50eur, and in more sober grey, the 30 is effectively the 20 model with the addition of a barometric altimeter and an electronic compass. These are nice to have but are not essential. Your budget would decide if they're worth it. Interestingly, this new eTrex series can also use the Russian Glonass satellite system in addition to GPS, the American Global Positioning System.


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Croghan Kinsella: Windfarms completed. Walking trails nearly ready but the trai
mickhanney 5 hours ago.
Jogged up Croghan Kinsella from entrance at Ballinvalley near Ballycoog where there is space for a couple of cars. The trail upwards is wide and rather industrial in nature. The trail switches bac...

  
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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 5 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 5 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 6 days ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

  
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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy 2 weeks ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Knockchree
David-Guenot 2 weeks ago.
An easy one to bag, but a gate/fence to cross at the top and some cows in the field (hopefully no bull), so it may be ... walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 127m, Area: Knockchree, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) K


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