Pending a epic collapse of events I am hoping to run this river starting August 11th. I have a new Satellite messenger Delorme Inreach You are able to send me messages and also Ping my current and actual Location. Possibly during the mid to end of the trip I may be running dark to conserve batteries. But will try to checking a few times a day.
Still tired from driving 3800kms round trip. I'll try and get a write up soon.
I was using the Delorme PN60 GPS with the spot communicator. And recently upgraded to the Inreach. Seems easy to navigate the menus on it. Battery life was amazing. I may have charged it 50 percent worth on my solar panel slash battery bank set up over the 10 or so days I was gone. Seems useless for navigation unless you pair it with your phone, Then you get nice good detail maps and easier message composition. Sent and received a ton of messages obviously a little lonely out there myself. You can send messages to either a email address or phone number. Having access to a weather report was kind of awesome. Allowed you to paddle big days when the weather is good, if you know bad weather is coming.