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 21 
 on: August 20, 2014, 06:44:52 PM 
Started by Echo - Last post by rbirk
Note that the guide book is using degrees and minutes, while google maps for example converted what I entered to degrees, minutes and seconds. That's why the pic show the latter. Also, don't confuse with entering just degrees.

4359'44.2"N 7114'15.9"W
N43 59.736 W71 14.265
43.995600, -71.237750

These are all the same location, just different ways to enter it. You can use N/W in front/back. You can use +/- instead. One can use and ' and '' for degrees, minutes and seconds. But the important part is if you only use degrees and fractions of degrees or fractions of minutes, or use whole degrees/minutes/seconds.

 22 
 on: August 20, 2014, 06:42:05 PM 
Started by Echo - Last post by rbirk
So I used the new North Conway guide book's GPS coordinates multiple times and they are dead spot accurate and worked every time for me on multiple GPS devices and also on Google maps. I was at Lost Ledge just last weekend and confirmed again that the coordinates int eh book are perfect. Put them on my watch and the cliff location was exact on the cliff.

Now I also tried Google maps and entered "N43 59.736 W71 14.265" in the search and this was the result. It cannot get any better.

 23 
 on: August 20, 2014, 06:02:54 PM 
Started by Echo - Last post by ELM
"I was just wondering if this skill set generally happens right after you have been eating wild mushrooms?" LOL ;D
    Maybe if we did David we wouldn't start talking and getting ourselves lost all the time.

 24 
 on: August 20, 2014, 05:05:13 PM 
Started by Echo - Last post by strandman
Maybe..the last time, i still found my way back to LAX

 25 
 on: August 20, 2014, 03:31:39 PM 
Started by Echo - Last post by David_G48
"At times I can sense where people have walked in the woods even a few days before, kind of like a path through space and have even been able to recognize the personality of the person, without consciously seeing physical evidence. Could be some atavistic remnant of picking up on pheromones like animals, who knows"

I was just wondering if this skill set generally happens right after you have been eating wild mushrooms?

 26 
 on: August 20, 2014, 01:33:13 PM 
Started by Echo - Last post by M_Sprague
True to a point, but it is a good tool. Overusing them does seem to dull ones natural sense of direction, particularly if always staring at it while walking around. It is great for more quickly working out the best approaches or re-finding some boulder out in the middle of nowhere buried in the trees. Some Inuit could draw maps of places in other parts of the world that they had never been to or been told about supposedly, before those skills were corrupted by modern living. That was probably the case with all people living away from the distractions of modern life and still in tune with the natural world . At times I can sense where people have walked in the woods even a few days before, kind of like a path through space and have even been able to recognize the personality of the person, without consciously seeing physical evidence. Could be some atavistic remnant of picking up on pheromones like animals, who knows

 27 
 on: August 20, 2014, 11:05:42 AM 
Started by Admin Al - Last post by sneoh
3/8" is 0.5 mm smaller than 10.0 mm.
I have both metric and imperial sized wrenches and hex keys and have on several occassions frustrated myself using the "wrong" one.

 28 
 on: August 20, 2014, 09:17:57 AM 
Started by Admin Al - Last post by strandman
It may seem like a small difference, but it's enough..

 29 
 on: August 20, 2014, 09:16:10 AM 
Started by Echo - Last post by strandman
In jerry's new book he quotes an old timer about GPS " if  you need it, you shouldn't be there "  it wasn't me, but it could have been.

It is FAR more important to work the terrain going into an obscure area and follow your nose......

 30 
 on: August 19, 2014, 10:24:42 PM 
Started by David_G48 - Last post by Admin Al
Nice job guys. I'm going to have to get over & try it this week or next.

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