Join Date: May 2009
Location: Behind the Face Mask
I also favor my Garmin standalone, but times have changed and these smartphones are modern Swiss Army knives (camera, all sort of apps, etc). Power is issue, but one can get power bank good for min 2 full recharges which is equivalent to carrying spare batteries for GPS.
That would be outstanding 1-way backpack, Poboktan to Jasper via Maligne Pass - Six Passes - Skyline, most of it in the Alpine. Way better than South Boundary etc.