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1  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Re: Report Northwest Topos Map Errors Here! on: September 23, 2010, 12:21:42 am
Jon

Are wilderness areas supposed to appear blue on my GPS? I was panning over the Clearwater Wilderness (Just North of Mt. Rainier Park) and it appears as the same color blue as lakes and rivers so it looks like a huge lake.

On my computer screen (mac) the wilderness area does NOT appear blue but instead are a slightly darker green than the surrounding national forests.

Now I see that other wilderness areas are also blue on the GPS map page if I zoom in enough. I use a Garmin 60Cx.
2  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Re: Difference Between These Topos and the File Depot One? on: September 18, 2010, 08:49:40 am
Thank you for the clarification. I will install both.
3  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Re: Difference Between These Topos and the File Depot One? on: September 17, 2010, 10:02:11 pm

Oh yeah, and Northwest Topos contains all of the trails collected and integrated from Northwest Trails!



One clarification here, Jon. You say it contains ALL of the trails from NW Trails? Does that include the trails from Montana, Alaska, and Oregon that are outside of the map area represented by NW Topos or will I need to load those states separately?

Also, if I have NW Topos loaded on my GPS, is it possible to turn off the topos but leave the NW Trails on? I do this from time to time with Washington 24K topo in order to accelerate screen redraws and also sometimes with all the topo lines on there it can be hard to see the roads/trails. In other words, you say the two are "integrated" but is it still possible to separate them?
4  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Difference Between These Topos and the File Depot One? on: September 16, 2010, 10:50:35 pm
I had been using these topos from file depot:

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/95/

Jon, is there any difference between your Topos and these that you know of? I have found a few areas of WA where topo info/data is completely missing from the complete download at File Depot.

Looks like the download from File Depot is much smaller than yours. Something has to be missing from this version. I'm just not sure what.
5  GPS Mapsets / General Discussion / Re: T-shirts, Hats and Sweatshirts on: April 14, 2010, 03:33:28 pm
Are the T-shirts and sweatshirts 100% cotton or are they 50/50 cotton/polyester?

Seems like a silly question but I always get one size larger if they are 100% cotton, due to shrinkage.

Thanks
6  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Northwest Trails v1.56 Now Available on: March 25, 2010, 02:55:44 pm
Wow! That is a long list!
7  GPS Mapsets / General Discussion / Re: T-shirts, Hats and Sweatshirts on: March 20, 2010, 06:30:43 pm
Not going to the cache machine but is it possible for you to post a picture of the sweatshirt/T-shirts?

I'm sure we will be getting sweatshirts but it would be nice to see what they look like.

Maybe you already have posted this and I just can't find it. If so, sorry. I don't see it on these forums.
8  General Discussion / The Knapsack / Re: Trail maps and who uses them on: March 03, 2010, 05:04:49 pm
Crew neck here. I wish hoodies would go away.
9  General Discussion / The Knapsack / Re: Trail mapping as an exercise program. on: February 27, 2010, 11:53:53 pm
I've lost 40 pounds and my wife lost 80 pounds. We've kept it off for two years now.

Much or our success we owe to hiking many miles on weekends. In the last couple of years most of our hiking miles have been on trails that were mapped by others and submitted to this website. We've only submitted something to Jon twice in that time, but we would sure like to thank The Jester and all the others who have submitted maps far more than we have. Jester--not only have you lost weight, you are helping others to lose weight as well!

Many of the trails we would not have known about without these maps. Sometimes, before a weekend, I just pan around the maps on my GPSr looking for trails that we haven't hiked, yet. Then we load up the geocaches on those trails and take off on Saturday.

The NW Trails maps have been by far our most beneficial tool since we started caching 7 years ago.

Thank you, everyone!
10  General Discussion / The Knapsack / Re: Geocoins? on: February 27, 2010, 11:37:44 pm
We'd take a few.
11  General Discussion / The Knapsack / Re: Trail maps and who uses them on: February 27, 2010, 11:36:53 pm
Sweatshirts, too?

Sweatshirts might sell better than T-shirts around here but we will buy the T-shirts as well and I know that T-shirts cost less initially.
12  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Northwest Trails v1.55 Now Available on: February 26, 2010, 02:23:00 pm
Nice to see that lots of people are hiking and finding new trails in February!
13  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: New Zoom Levels for Northwest Trails on: July 17, 2009, 11:26:47 pm
I would agree with savant9.

This zoom level is better than the previous setting but I would prefer it to have the trails show up at a zoom level of about 2 or 3 miles when set to "medium" on Mapsource to help speed up the screen redraw on the GPSr.

Thanks for letting us give input on this.
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