I just purchased the Garmin 66i. I was under the assumption that I didn’t have to download any additional maps, I thought the preloaded maps would be sufficient. Well they are not. Is it worth spending $99 on the BWCA map download from Garmin? Is that even an option to think about? Or is there something better? I’m kind of a novice in the GPS world. I can navigate the actual device just fine, I’m just not sure the best way to set up my new toy.
Buy the BWCA maps from Garmin. They are 98% accurate (some old campsites are still there, some moved portages aren't there) and quite useful. I always have paper maps as a backup, and do extensive research on the route before I go, so I'm usually aware if a portage has been moved, and where it was moved to.
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