Yosemite Park GPS service

 

Hi,
Someone mentioned to me that they had very poor GPS reception in Yosemite - My thoughts are that it may be due to older unit.
Anyone have any recent experience there with Garmin? Any poi files that one can recom. Going there from SF soon.

I would like to know that also.

I would like to know that also. I will be there in June and would like to know if the reception problems are true.

What areas are the worst for reception?

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just go t back

i had no issues

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Thanks!

Thanks, that tells me what I needed to know.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Watch the routing

I worked in the Park for 8 yrs and go back every couple of weeks be forewarned about a few routing problems with GPS. Check "Unpaved roads" on avoidances and do not follow the route if it tries to take Miami Trail Rd or any road with Miami in it, Chowchilla Mt. Road or Old Foresta Rd, also when you get to the Valley and are going to the Village Store, Ansel Adams Gallery, or the Visitors Center you come to an intersection after crossing a bridge over the Merced River with an awesome view of Half Dome on your right when you get to the stop sign look for the sign that says "Official Use Only" and do not go straight ahead instead turn right then left at the next stop sign.

FYI do not get locked into Yosemite Valley like the other 4 million visitors, drive the 90 minutes to Tuolumne Meadows, stopping at Olmstead Point for views of the backside of Half Dome, Clouds Rest and the rest of the Southern Boundry Peaks. TM is not as crowded, cooler and is the largest sub alpine meadow in the Sierras easy way to really see the high country. Drive up to Tioga Pass the highest Paved road in CA. But be forwarned the road is great and plenty wide but with few guard rails, some of the drop offs can make some people nervous.

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mourton wrote:

do not follow the route if it tries to take Miami Trail Rd or any road with Miami in it, Chowchilla Mt. Road or Old Foresta Rd

A good reason why Garmin needs to include the user-configurable "Avoid Road" feature to the entire nuvi line (that is on the 8xx & 5000 units and older units like the Quest and Street Pilot) that lets you selectively choose particular roads to avoid while on a route.

I'm definitely not holding my breath on this one.

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Thanks for all the info and the heads up on roads to avoid.

mourton wrote:

I worked in the Park for 8 yrs and go back every couple of weeks be forewarned about a few routing problems with GPS. Check "Unpaved roads" on avoidances and do not follow the route if it tries to take Miami Trail Rd or any road with Miami in it, Chowchilla Mt. Road or Old Foresta Rd, also when you get to the Valley and are going to the Village Store, Ansel Adams Gallery, or the Visitors Center you come to an intersection after crossing a bridge over the Merced River with an awesome view of Half Dome on your right when you get to the stop sign look for the sign that says "Official Use Only" and do not go straight ahead instead turn right then left at the next stop sign.

Thanks for all the info and the heads up on roads to avoid. I will program the roads to avoid into my new Garmin 855.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps