I'm heading to the alps in September for an alpine tour- and I was looking at the Garmin stuff and was shocked to see that a map upload for my 276C is north of $300!~ Holy shizzle!!!! You can buy a whole new GPS with maps preloaded for not much more than that these days. WHAT'S the deal with Europe? Can I use another brand of maps for routing this trip- or am I stuck with Garmin's proprietary stuff at these overinflated prices??? Any ideas folks?