This week's Feature Friday is for those of you in Canada and the United States who have been buried under snow for the past few weeks. Even though you may be tired of it, there are still ways to have fun in the snow! As proof, we're featuring the story of Winfried and his ATV tour through snowy Lac Taureau in Quebec, Canada last February.
Winfried was on the hunt for a GPS he could use with his ATV during the snowy winter season. Through extensive research online, he decided upon Garmin's Oregon 450 Handheld GPS Receiver. The Oregon 450 has a 3", sunlight-readable touchscreen that is built to withstand various elements. Durable and waterproof with high-resolution images, this GPS is perfect for the avid outdoorsman.In addition to the new GPS, Winfried bought accessories including a compatible RAM Mount, 12V adaptor and protective pouch.
To test out the new GPS, Winfried and friends headed off through the snowy terrain of Lac Taureau on 3 ATVs. Pressing the map and mark waypoint as the start location, the group "drove into the forest for 50 km following ski doo trails and stopping once [and] a while to take a picture and mark new waypoints." Since all familiar points were covered with snow, the GPS allowed them to enjoy their ATV trip without the concern of getting lost.
However, Winfried's adventure with his Oregon 450 didn't end when he went indoors. He explained, "As we arrived home we were eager to see where we went on the map. I plugged the GPS in my PC opened up the Basecamp program and downloaded the track from the GPS. Wow I was amazed to see our route on the map. Best investment I ever made. Now knowing I can never get lost is a good feeling..."
Click here for more pictures of Winfried's ATV adventure and his original post.
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