• Garmin Adventure at Roxborough State Park

    by  • March 5, 2017 • Colorado, GPS, Hiking • 0 Comments

    I bought a new Garmin Montana 680 because my Oregon 450t has a pretty small screen when I’m bouncing around the Jeep.  The bigger Montana screen should be pretty awesome.  I took it out to Roxborough State Park for a hike and a trial run, and it was really a good unit.  It’s heavier and kind of obnoxious to hike with, but it’s going to do well in the Jeep.  I will be keeping the Oregon for hiking from now on.

    I’ve been using the same software for years to work with the tracks and waypoints I make with my GPS unit or load onto it before heading out to the trails.  ExpertGPS is my main application because it lets me really work with the data and get information out of it.  Garmin BaseCamp is what I use to work with the unit itself.  One of the things that BaseCamp offers is Garmin Adventures, which are collections of tracks, waypoints, photos, and other information that the software packages in order to share.  You can also use other people’s Adventures that are stored in the Garmin cloud.  I made an Adventure of our hike in Roxborough State Park and I’ve published it.


    You can view the photos online by following the link above.  If you want to do a fly-over and follow the trail, you’ll need to open it in Garmin BaseCamp, free software that has many other uses.  I recommend BaseCamp if you really want to get into maps and see where you’re going and where you’ve been.


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