Where did you find the older version of the Base Camp software? I downloaded the latest version at the beginning of the season and felt like Base Camp won't allow me to do the same things I done in the past. I couldn't put my finger on what exactly changed however. Another thing I noticed was that the downloaded Birdseye Imagery I saved on my computer could not be put back on my GPS unless I paid for another yearly subscription. I thought before that once I downloaded the Birdseye imagery I no longer needed the yearly subscription. Now it is whatever I have saved on my GPS when the subscription is over, is what I get to keep on my GPS after the subscription is over. I cannot move the Birdseye imagery from my GPS to my computer and back to my GPS.
Would you mind sharing the older software for Garmin base camp? I would like to see if using the older version would solve the issues I noticed after the last update I made.
Instead of birdsey try Caltopo. You can print out maps to a kmz file. You can import this into the garmin gps as a custom map.
I've had it forever... I have had my GPS for maybe 5 or 6 years. Working in I.T. I learned a long time ago that newer isn't always better. So I keep every version of all software I ever run. I've been using CalTopo to export topo maps since I got the GPS. GPSFileDepot is another resource. I use Google Earth to create aerial overlays and put them on the GPS too - albeit that is a bit more work. DIYSportsman has a nice YouTube vid on how to do that.
There's an app I do use on my phone for topo maps too - US Tomo Maps Free... It's pretty good considering the price. I ended up buying the pro version (1x expense of 10 bucks).