Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada.
Have a newer Garmin GPS (Astro 320, essentially like the 60/64 series). Use it to track hikes, but have been a bit suspicious of the total elevation gain numbers it has been giving me. On a long slow logging road slog the other day, all downhill at a slow grade, it told me I actually gained a few more metres... Seems to be fine with distance. Anyone had this experience and know a fix? Turn off the auto calibration? Force to get elevation from GPS instead of barometer? Be a bit hassled by using barometer and calibrating myself over a hike with start elevation, peak elevation etc?
Or, I could just ignore it and feel like I am working harder than I am because it bulks up my elevation gain by a few hundred meters over a day?