Smartphone Navigation: Why it’s not crazy!

If you follow us on facebook or twitter you know that last Saturday we taught a class on Smartphone Navigation at the Fort Collins Sierra Trading Post. It was a risky move, we knew we'd encounter resistance. A lot of outdoor purists scoff at the notion that a smartphone could even be remotely useful in the wilderness. The manager of the Fort Collins Sierra Trading Post confirmed that with us when he mentioned that his customers were skeptical about the class. But here's the deal. Your smartphone is just another tool in your daypack. It's nestled between other tools: a…

Don’t lose your Garmin Waypoints or Tracks with BaseCamp

What would you do if you accidentally deleted all the waypoints on your Garmin by tapping the wrong button? Or maybe you are starting to get confused by all the waypoints cluttering your GPS but you don’t want to delete some of those cool places. The same goes for your track files. BaseCamp is a great solution for these problems. And because it’s free you can download it and play around with it with no commitment at all. You don’t even have to create another username and password for a myGarmin account, unless of course that’s what you want. BaseCamp…

Garmin Montana 650

Update 4/21/4: We still use and like our Garmin Montana 650. It is reliable, durable and we have not had any problems with it to date. Read the rest of the original review here: Overall this is a great GPS unit. I've used it for about eight months and here is a quick rundown of what I think. What I like: -The touch screen is responsive and still works well after I put a screen protector on it and even while I'm using gloves. -The screen is large which allows me to see more of the map area while I'm…