Jake’s Journal: Living the high life with Oregon, Forerunner


Estes35Estes15Finding the trailheads each day has been a breeze. Not only does the Oregon list the trailheads, it guides me directly to them. Once I’m on foot, I change from automotive profile to recreational (not completely necessary, but I have fun touching the screen and scrolling through the options), and I’m off toward an alpine lake or rocky peak. In previous trips to the Rockies, we’ve had to guess the mileage and elevation of our hikes. Between the color screen of the Oregon and the 405’s touch bezel and customizable displays, the guesswork is gone and we can enjoy the great outdoors.

Estes42_2Estes24I even watched during Tuesday’s trek as our average pace per mile climbed along with the altimeter and then dropped during the decline. I’m fairly certain Jocelyn was tired of hearing me rattle off our data at every half-mile. For 12 and a half miles. And yet, more than seven hours later, both the Oregon and the Forerunner 405 were counting down the final footsteps to our car. And then Oregon helped us find dinner.

Tonight, the focus will again be on cycling when I visit Team Garmin’s hometown of Boulder. My plan is to swing by team headquarters, so I’ll post pictures in the next few days. As an added bonus, the Boulder Theater is showing Road to Roubaix, a documentary featuring the 2007 Paris-Roubaix. The fun starts at 8, so if you’re in the area, stop in for behind-the-scenes footage and archival images that the public rarely gets to see.

And at some point, I suppose I should fire up my nüvi (or Oregon) and find my way back home. (Of course, speaking of Oregon, I hear there’s a big race coming up…)

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