Wingnut wrote:I agree using maps is fun...but it is kinda handy knowing that I can be self contained and not require the use of a power point at a camp ground to charge my phone for a call or check the distance to an alternative location...
And experience (mainly bushwalking but some cycling) tells me that maps, particularly for the bush or forests areas in the south-west WA are often out of date and/or not reflective of what is actually on the ground. More than once have found the GPS and/or map handy, but then I used to do a lot of "off-track" walking.
Funny thing was that this past week I have been updating an old blog post where we relied on a map ... only to find the marked road was no longer ... it is now well and truly farm land. Maybe should have relied on the GPS, except I didn't have one with me then