Dave Ulmer <>
Sent: 6/16/2001 2:26:05 PM

Re: [gpsstash] Approach Codes, Enjoy!!

GC Scout wrote:
> Storing a route or a track consisting of a series of waypoints is more
> straightforward than your proposed approach codes. GPS units have built-in
> support for routes and tracks. Why not exploit what is already available?

You are welcome to convert the approach codes to waypoints and make a
route out of them. I think of the approach code system as a bit more fun
and easy to use. Entering a long list of waypoints into a GPS is
difficult. The coordinate numbers are meaningless data. Following the
route is then so trivial that you have no idea of where you are going.

With this approach all you need is one or more approach codes, maybe as
a Post-it note stuck on your gps and follow along as you hike. As you
hike you will always have a focus on the direction and distance to the
final goal, the cache. It also gives your brain something to do while
you are hiking, keeping track of bearing, heading, and distance to the
target even when you are not hiking directly towards the cache.

Adds more fun and challenge to geocaching since you are finding more
than one waypoint.