What exactly is the difficulty? Holding the etrex at the same time as you hold the pole?
If so, hang the pole from your wrist by the strap or clamp it under your arm or put the pole down? All will leave you a free hand.
I'm not sure which Garmin eTrex you are using, but with the eTrex H, you can get a case to put the GPS in.
On the back of the case, there is a clip, to clip the GPS to a belt, rucksack strap or something just as ideal.
Mine I clip to the chest strap of my rucksack, mainly for convenience, but I can then twist the unit sufficiently to view the screen.
I also loop the cord on the back of the Etrex H around a strap, so if I do drop the GPS, its can be pulled up easily.
Tie the etrex to the shoulder straps of your pack using shock cord. It should still be easy to remove so that you can view it. Simple and cheaper than buying a Garmin accessory.
For additional security (necessary), use the lanyard/wrist strap and a larks-foot knot to attach the etrex to the D-ring of your shoulder strap (if you have one) or the chest strap or any other convenient strap (if you don't).
You're quite the thread necromancer, aren't you?
Anyway, the solution is clearly a pole with an integrated GPS.
Serriadh wrote (see)
You're quite the thread necromancer, aren't you?Anyway, the solution is clearly a pole with an integrated GPS.
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