There are special people that look for something positive in each day, even if some days they have to look harder than most. One individual who lives by this motto is one of our newest outdoor ambassadors, Jessie Morris. She’s a travel addict, Pacific Northwest adventurer, snowboarder, and photographer. When she’s not out exploring, she spreads her love and passion for the outdoors, and does so with the help of social media.
Jessie has been snowboarding since she was in high school and it has always held a strong place in her heart. Her first experiences began with casual visits to the mountain with her father and brother. Jessie began to make countless trips to local ski resorts in college and secretly enjoyed being the boarder chick.
“This past year I finally bit the bullet and retired my original board and set-up for a flashy upgrade. To tell you the truth, the new gear available now makes me realize it was long overdue. And, for the first time, I GPS-tracked my snowboarding routes with my Garmin fenix 3 and the Garmin VIRB XE action camera.”
Just this last winter, Jessie got the chance to get out and board with some awesome women boarders in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Together they pushed each other to ride a little faster, better, and stronger. For good or for bad, she quickly became obsessed with seeing how fast she could go in the conditions she faced.
“The fēnix 3 was great for immediate speed satisfaction and my tracking obsession quickly spread to my group of friends. I’ve used the watch a ton for hiking but it was great to see it shine with another sport.”
Jessie also uses a VIRB XE when she rides. She mounts the camera to a bendable handle so you can great POV shots and easily operate the camera with gloves on.
“I love that it’s naturally housed in a waterproof case and the durability of it means I don’t have to worry about damaging it from the elements. Most of all, where it really stands out from other cameras I’ve used, is the GPS-embedded tracking capability. To watch back exactly where on a course you hit top speed is awesome but to overlay the data onto the video is what I’d call “creatively-nerdy-awesome.”