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Old 04-06-2016   #1
 
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In that video the driver is watching his GPS as he's moving. I like the idea of being able to see each rapid coming up and how far away. Is that something he put together or is it something I can purchase as a GPS unit and/or map software. Thanks

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I think there is someone on here that might have the files stored... for the first time I ran the middle fork I punched in everything just using my GPS and the river guide.. took me about an hour... The nice thing is on a lot of GPS units you can set a proximity alarm.. So I had it set for an alarm to go off any time I approached one of the bigger rapids.. or so that you don't blow by camp.
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Garmin units like the eTrex 20 or 30 are good for this (sure there are other models too). You can download Garmin Basecamp to your PC and create a trip with waypoints for campsites, rapids, river miles - whatever you like - and upload it to the GPS. Works pretty slick. I just put one together for Northgate Canyon a couple of weeks ago in anticipation of running it this spring at some point.
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I love the proximity alert idea. I forgot to mention that I want to mark camps as well as rapids, but that is one of my concerns. I guess I can also mark the points of interest etc.
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RiverMaps has a bunch of waypoints for different rivers you can download for free from their website:

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They coincide nicely with their guide books/maps as well.
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We had a guy on our last Grand swear on a stack of bibles the approaching rapid was not House Rock. He was using a crappy e-trex and only took about 30" to right the flipped boat. The driver was a Grand rookie and was a little spooked the rest of the trip after a pretty good dunking.
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