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Geocaching with Garmin Etrex Legend CX

I just orderted the Garmin Etrex Legend CX primarily for geocaching. Would you recommend buying additional maps for the unit, or is its preloaded ones good enough for geocaching

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The preloaded maps are VERY generic, mostly major highways. They are not useful for geocaching.

The good news is that you can download free topo maps created by a very generous Canadian soul, Dale Atkin. The maps are free but donations are accepted. He is also working on US topo maps. I've used Ibycus and Garmin topo maps and prefer the Ibycus version.
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