Learning Curve

P1080485_Fotor Today I have been (and still am) on a learning curve. Never have I been more grateful to the TAHVI community for helping me along on this.

After Simon left this morning to go back to the floathouse, I hit the MC trail with Abby, my camera and the new GPS. I was thrilled to see how intuitive it was. Yes, I pushed all available buttons but found that tracks and view map worked brilliantly. Marking waypoints – all good and well.

Then, this afternoon, I took it out again to Hemer Park, trying for routes. Well, after hitting a starting waypoint 7 times and making a huge purple blotch on the map, I went back to tracks, only to discover that the GPS thought I was still on the morning’s track. That made for an interesting route. In my defense, it did record the map – it’s just that it thought I’d been walking all the way to Hemer from the Nanaimo River.

Soooo – I got home, read (skimmed) the instructions – sort of made sense – then deleted every single track and route. A fresh start seemed like a fine idea.

Then, thanks to advice from TAHVI members (especially Chris), I downloaded Garmin Basecamp – which then allowed me to download GPX files on the TAHVI site. That part I figured out right away. I now have one stored file and have figured out (more or less) what to do with future tracks and routes.

Hiking with Julie and/or others tomorrow, so should, with any luck, be able to create a comprehensive GPX file of the Westwood Ridges.

Whew!

What all of this really means is that I got very little done today, other than a few loads of laundry. Must still do nails, strum guitar and write. Sheesh!

Where on earth does the time go?

On the other hand, I’m learning and having fun! Yay!

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About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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