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For about $150 anyone can access the United States' multi-billion dollar GPS program. GPS Outdoors: A Practical Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts shows readers how to plug in and enhance most any outdoor experience. Whether a hiker on a weekend trip through the Great Smokies, a backpacker cruising the Continental Divide Trail, a mountain biker kicking up dust in Moab, a paddler running the Lewis and Clark bicentennial route, or a climber pre-scouting the routes up Mount Shasta, a simple handheld GPS unit is fun, useful, and can even be a lifesaver.
Described in conjunction with today's most popular GPS software, easy to understand information enables readers to:
- Plan a trip
- Navigate along a route
- Gather data from the outing
- Analyze trip data after the trip
Information is power, and a GPS unit is today's preferred tool to harness the power of navigational technology for a more enjoyable, more informative, and possibly safer outdoor experience.
About the Author
As an editor of outdoor guidebooks and a committed lover of outdoor adventure, Russell Helms gained his practical knowledge of GPS technology through putting boot to rock, paddle to water, and tire to dirt. A tireless advocate of enhancing outdoor experiences through GPS technology, he also hires and coaches other guidebook writers to capture and analyze accurate trail data with handheld GPS units. A resident of Birmingham, AL, he is the author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Birmingham.