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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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FrankMc1964 less than an hour ago.
Navigate most of the mountains along the west................member of Limerick Climbing Club.....One of the founder members of Mountain Meitheal Southeast doing Path repair around the Galtees.

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Sheegouna: Tipp of the iceberg #2
madfrankie 4 hours ago.
Slievenamon dominates the view SW from Sheegouna's low cairn

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Sheegouna: The Tipp of the iceberg
madfrankie 4 hours ago.
A couple of pics from a frigid hike up Slievenamon that continued on to the NE top, Sheegouna.Amazing how even the most unremarkable hills are transformed by the white stuff.

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Kinnaveagh: Glenveagh
jackill a day ago.
A photo looking down the beautiful Lough Beagh in Glenveagh national park with Kinnaveagh on the left overlooking Glenveagh castle and the Saggartnadooish ridge on the right.

An abridged Sheeffrys route
peter1 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.0km, Climb: 763m, Area: Tievnabinnia South-East Top, Sheeffry Hil...

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Tievummera: Super Sheeffrys
peter1 2 days ago.
St. Patrick's Day, 2018. Halfway through this traverse I was listening to radio commentary as Ireland won a famous Grand Slam! I decided on an E-W traverse as it seems nicer to be walking towards ...

Tievebaun and Truskmore SE Carn
peter1 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.4km, Climb: 585m, Area: Tievebaun, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Tiev...

Glenbeigh Loop
GSheehy a week ago.
That mare of a storm ?Emma? played havoc with the na Sl

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Tievebaun: A short, sharp cold snap
peter1 2 days ago.
Following Colin Murphy's clearly described route, I parked just off the road adjacent to open hillside. The going across from Tievebaun to Truskmore can be boggy in parts but today was frozen, due...

Fuerteventura: La Oliva to Lajares.
simon3 a week ago.
This walk starts in La Oliva, which is served by various bus routes including one that returns from the finish. Casa de walk, Len: 16.7km, Climb: 333m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Thanks BlackCra
Aidy 2 weeks ago.
Thank you BlackCra for the extremely generous words on my photo - your description is truly humbling.

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Errigal: Donegal a High Point
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I was first introduced to Donegal 20 years ago. It was the Donegal of Buncrana, Bundoran and Ardara; of kiss me quick tourist towns, warm beer, hiked up prices and bored part time pub staff.I saw ...

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