Love your website. I am thinking of hiking the CDT in the near future(I have hiked the PCT, C.T. and most of the A.T) and although maps are very good, I would feel safer with a GPS. Not sure which one to buy. Any ideas? And being a complete technophobe, how do I get hold of and download a complete detailed set of waypoints so I don’t get lost?
I am thinking of doing a SOBO.
Also where can I get hold of a good guide book (same as I had on the PCT) that indicates water sources, elevate profiles, resupply towns, e.t.c?
Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
I love the BackCountry Navigator App.
As you can see, you can import the CDT waypoints into your GPS.
If you want to avoid having a GPS/Smartphone that requires you to charge it, then get a GPS that runs on AA batteries.
With Jonathan Ley's CDT Maps, you really don't need a guidebook, since he points out water sources and towns on the topo maps.
However, you can consider the "Wolf CDT Guidebooks." They're a bit dated, but the trail hasn't changed that much.