I'm GPS newbie and after slightly researching I've found what I consider to be my best option which would be the Legend CX for $237 plus 50 rebate (under 200). The Vista is a step up for 40ish dollars to add altimeter and digital compus but from what I can tell on comparsion site, it only has 20 hour battery life, where the legend has 35. From what I can tell the Legend has a compas while u are moving? and does it have an altimeter while your moving also? I'd spend the extra 40 just for a couple more features but to scrafice battery life also? I dunno, I belive I stick with the Legend?? Another huge issue I need to know is how will the etrex legend pickup in heavily woods areas, and in the national forests/mountains? that is main reason I am buying it. I understand the 60 series has a better receiver .. But if there is no major issues with the etrex in mountains,etc. I'd rather save the extra money ($190 verus $340ish with rebates). UNLESS for some reason the etrex just pickup like crap in the mountains and woods and it is almost necessary to get the 60 series?? can anyone advise?? I mainly start out want to use it in tellico, and orv area, all the forest service roads , cherokee county,monroe county, and around.. , Windrock (oliver springs,tn)etc. Can somone advise?