One of the best things about being a photographer is being in the moment and places to snag an image that can be brought home and enjoyed by my clients in their own home or business. This often means traveling to remote locations and off the beaten path...often for sunrise, or sunsets which mean hiking in or out before or after dark. Garmin makes this easy and I will give you a few personal instances where I've had to use my Garmin Fenix 6X Pro to get in our out of a location.
While there are many great drives in Colorado to go see fall colors, the best views aren't always roadside stops. Colorado has many county roads through the San Juan Mountains and Uncompahgre National Forest. I've traveled many of these, often with a 4-wheel drive vehicle and then hiked out to a location. Photographing sunset at Chimney Rock was a great evening. We hiked out a couple hours before sunset and hiking back down after dark required mapping the route in, then using my Fenix 6x Pro to follow the same route back out in the dark.
In 2021, I hiked to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Five14 was an excellent guide service that I would highly recommend for anyone wanting to see the beautiful landscape of Nepal and the Himalayas. It was an incredible hike and Five14 got every single person on our team to Base Camp.
Before leaving for Nepal, we found all the daily hikes on Garmin Connect, and loaded them to the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro. This was 12 days of hiking and each day we were able to track elevation changes and miles hiked.
Thanks to Garmin, we were able to determine that we hiked up to 18,629 ft of elevation over 47 miles and, when we added it all up, had over 25,000 gross feet of elevation change just to get to Mount Everest Base Camp.
See Joe Garza's Himalayan Mountains and Nepal gallery for stunning views captured on this trek!
Garmin and it's GPS on screen navigation, off-route notifications have been invaluable as a travel photographer. Knowing the elevation, GPS coordinates always help mark where I took photos and add to telling the story of each photo captured.