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    A few questions about Garmin Oregon 450t

    I found a sale where I can get one of these for $199 new. Seems like a good deal.

    I have searched but not found direction answers to my questions, so here goes...

    1. I plan on using this for a 5-7 trip of 8-10 hours riding per day. If i get this, i expect to take several sets of regular (duracell-ish) AA batteries. Is that the best approach? Rechargables wont work for this trip.

    2. The trip I am planning, we will be winging it through National Forest land. Are there decent maps for these sorts of areas? From Garmin or elsewhere?

    3. Should I expect to be able to record my route for the whole trip?

    4. What's the best handlebar mount to use?

    Any help is appreciated.

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    A few questions about Garmin Oregon 450t

    Quote Originally Posted by xycarp View Post
    I found a sale where I can get one of these for $199 new. Seems like a good deal.

    I have searched but not found direction answers to my questions, so here goes...

    1. I plan on using this for a 5-7 trip of 8-10 hours riding per day. If i get this, i expect to take several sets of regular (duracell-ish) AA batteries. Is that the best approach? Rechargables wont work for this trip.

    2. The trip I am planning, we will be winging it through National Forest land. Are there decent maps for these sorts of areas? From Garmin or elsewhere?

    3. Should I expect to be able to record my route for the whole trip?

    4. What's the best handlebar mount to use?

    Any help is appreciated.
    1. Carry lithiums. They last longer and are lighter.

    2. www.gpsfiledepot.com for maps. You may or may not find trail maps for where you are going online. Order a paper topo from mytopo.com centered on the area where you're going

    3. If you only do spot location checks, you can save a LOT on batteries. It would be worth considering. Carrying and using paper maps more would make this easier

    4. Garmin's handlebar mount works well

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    Awesome, thanks for the quick answers. From what I have read, it looks like a good device & a good deal. I expect I will pull the trigger.

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