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Old 12-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #15
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Jay and Cark,

We are really big map people when driving cross country but when we need to find the Harbor Freight or Fry's Electronics in an unfamiliar city we switch on the GPS. (We only have the GPS on our phones. The phone's GPS is particularly handy for geocaching)

When we're on the road for up to 11 months the smartphone makes banking and money control very easy.

Maybe most important the computer, phone and pad keep us connected to friends, family and the news of the world.

We never use the phone's GPS for crossing the coastal ranges of Oregon for example.

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Old 12-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #16
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I'm a big fan of both maps & a GPS. The map gives a great overall view of the area, while the GPS will provide a smaller, but much more detailed view. Both can lead you astray - you have to add some common sense with either.

My favorite "bad map" story was a 1972 trip in July from NY to Leadville, CO. AAA made us a TripTik that routed us on Mosquito Pass Road between Alma & Leadville. On the map it looks like a good idea. In reality, while called a county road, it is a jeep trail that goes over 13, 185' high pass that doesn't usually open until August. Our friends in Leadville gave us the proper route, and, on a later trip, took us to the pass in their Trooper; it is safe to say my 1969 Camero would not have liked the drive!
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