The other problem is that these are large clearings with trees far apart. At night, I've had to walk around the entire clearing because the trail exit point could be anywhere.
With a GPS, I'm not sure you would ever get to truly KNOW the land, the subtle changes in appearance between one place and the next (and trust me, the changes are very subtle in the Pine Barrens because it all looks alike). When you really know the land, it becomes a part of you.
With a GPS, you'll probably know the route really well, but you won't know the land. It's the same thing when you drive with a GPS. When I go to Boston, a city I've lived in and visited for twenty years, I laugh at what the GPS is telling me. The GPS can never navigate Boston as well as I can because I learned the city from experience.
+1 to the Boston navigation by experience
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Sorry I missed you guys, had a death in the family. I'd much rather have been out in the piney woods.
Silver Surfer, I'll get your permit fee for the NJ Winter Hang. Actually, Kayak Karl should cover us both. I got him a permit last time I went to Lower Forge (the actual Lower Forge) and he went MIA then too.
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