Okay, I’ve got to admit that I was a bigger fan of MotionBased than its successor, Garmin Connect. I used the former to search for .gpx track files or trails I wanted to ride or hike. I never had much luck with Garmin Connect for some reason. But a blog post from them yesterday caught my eye. Having checked it out, I want to call your attention to a couple of things…
First, searches work much better now. Go to the Explore tab and play around with it. You should be able to easily locate some trails if they are in the system. I pretty quickly found a trail I didn’t have a track for (pictured above) in the largely unmapped new Rocky Fork public land acquisition a half-hour’s drive from my office. (Warning, if you’re close enough to check it out: the track appears to fall partially on private land.)
Oh but my backcountry geek friends, it gets even better. Now that you have a search successfully entered, click the RSS link above the map and get notified when any new tracks are posted for it. If you’re not familiar with RSS, read this. Okay Garmin Connect, you got me. I’m a fan now. Time to hit the trail and explore.