Whether you’re a hiker, hunter, geocacher or even a climber you’ll find a Garmin handheld to fit your needs. As a transplant to the heartland, Garmin employee Nate spent his summer weekends searching for steep terrain within driving range of Garmin HQ.
This season my passion for rock climbing had me exploring cliffs in Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Colorado. Garmin software, maps, and GPS devices helped me at every step. By preplanning my trips in BaseCamp I ensured that the short weekends would be spent finding adventure, not finding the way. A GPSMAP 62 loaded with TOPO maps helped me navigate unfamiliar crags, mark waypoints at each cliff face, save tracks along the approach hike, and even keep tabs on weather trends with the built in barometer.
With intuitive menus and controls I spent less time staring at the screen and more time doing what I love: exploring the outdoors. Hanging out with friends, pushing my limits on tough routes, and enjoying incredible views from an elevated perspective are some of my favorite aspects of rock climbing. I’m glad I’ll be able to relive these moments through the pictures I took and the trip data I collected.
The leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter; winter is on its way. During the cold months Nate plans to keep fit by climbing at the local gyms and by logging miles on nearby trails with a Forerunner. As the seasons change, where will Garmin take you? Visit our online gift guide to find the Garmin best suited for you and your favorite fellow explorers!