Technology Matters-Trail Apps

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    AllTrails offers more than 50-thousand trail guides, complete with photos and written description

    If you’re looking for a trail in a specific location, Alltrails has it covered.

    It lets you track your hike, take photos that are geo-tagged, and even share your progress on social media.  The app is free for iOS and Android.

    ViewRanger provides access to thousands of trails from around the world.

    You can pick from street maps, aerial and satellite maps.  Or terrain maps already made to follow.  You can even make your own.

    You can track your hikes, add photos and waypoints.  Share to social media too.

    The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.  

    Cairn is especially useful when biking, hiking or running in an area where cell coverage is limited or non-existent.

    You can download topographic maps for offline use, and also find spots where cell phone coverage kicks in.

    An especially useful feature allows users to set up notifications that will be sent to selected contacts.  That way they know you are past due on arrival time.

    The app is free for iOS with premium features available for purchase.

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