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2 USING a Garmin eTrex Legend GPS

3 Garmin Legend in Use


5 Satellite Page

6 Choose North Up or Track Up If you want to change it: –Press the CLICK STICK down to highlight Track Up or North Up, depending what it is currently setting. –Press in on the CLICK STOP to change it.. From the Satellite screen: –Move the CLICK STICK to the left to select the Options Menu. –Press in on the CLICK STICK (The screen will look like it does at the left). Check to see if the setting is what you want


8 Pages



11 Zoom In/ Out

12 MAP Setup

13 Navigation Page

14 Trip Page

15 Find Command The FIND Button is located on the bottom left


17 Setup Menu

18 Units Options

19 Systems Page

20 Enhancements to Accuracy (WAAS) Wide Area Augmentation System –Geo-stationary Satellites –~25 ground stations of known location (N. Amer.) –corrects for GPS signal errors caused by ionospheric disturbances, timing and satellite orbit errors –Improves accuracy to 3-5m –Limits antenna/receiver must be powered 100% of time. Must have good view of sky – in MB near horizon which limits use in hiking and some canoeing.

21 WAYPOINTS Hold the Click Stick down until this screen appears

22 Mark a Waypoint

23 Edit A Waypoint

24 Activate a Goto

25 Mark a New Waypoint Now you are ready to enter the latitude and Longitude for a known location

26 Create A New Waypoint

27 Press and Hold Click Stick to Access Mark Waypoint page

28 Select the Location and click to edit

29 What Is Geocaching? GEO for geography, and CACHING for the process of hiding a cache (cash) or treasure Hike in the woods Treasure hunt Outdoor enjoyment Family/Scout outing

30 Geocaching

31 What is Geo-Caching? Treasure hunt with GPS unit to find locations Database of locations kept online Its all about the trek What is in the cache: –Logbook –Treasure (can be anything) –Clues One rule: Take from the cache and leave something of your own (FAQs)

32 Geocache Found

33 Geo Cache Contents

34 Cache Containers Micros – –35 MM film container –Altoids tin Regular – –Tupperware and Rubbermaid sandwich & 1-2 Qt. Containers –Ammo boxes –PCV pipe Large – –5 gal. Buckets –Tool boxes

35 Ragged Island Geocache

36 How do I start to Geocache? Go to (or other geocache site) Click on Hide and Seek Enter a zip code, city and state or coordinates near where you want to hunt. Note the level of difficulty, the type of cache and when it was last found. Once you have selected a cache to hunt for, you can: Download or manually enter the waypoint to your GPS Print out the page with the coordinates, hint and logs

37 Ragged Island Cache

38 Deer Park Geocache


40 Edit A Waypoint

41 SBO Geocache WayPoint A01 N37° W076° Waypoint A02 N37° W076° Cache N37° W076°

42 Clearing Waypoints To Delete a Waypoint 1.Go to Find Feature 2.Select Waypoints 3.Select Nearest 4.Select the Options Menu button on the top right 5.Select Find by name, Delete ALL or Delete All by Symbol

43 Clearing Tracks Select the Main Menu Go to Find Feature Select TRACKS Select the Options Menu button on the top right Select –Setup Track Log –Delete All Saved

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