Guthook's AT 2: Standing Bear

Guthook's AT 2: Standing Bear


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Guthook's Guide to the Appalachian Trail is a detailed, map-based smartphone guide for your hike on the Appalachian Trail or the Long Trail. Part 2 covers the 226 mile portion of the AT from Mile 241 (Standing Bear Farm, in Tennessee) to Mile 467 (Damascus, Virginia). It maps and lists 325 important hiker waypoints on this portion of the AT such as water sources, shelters, tenting sites, road crossings, resupply locations, and may others.

NO PHONE OR INTERNET SERVICE IS REQUIRED to use Guthook's Guides after the initial setup. Guthook's Guides use a combination of your smartphone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Google Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. Your phone's GPS pinpoints your location on the downloaded topo maps.

A bright red line indicates the location of the main trail on the map. Side spurs to water sources or other points of interest are indicated in blue. Waypoints of interest to the hiker are plotted on the map. There are also markers on the map every mile or kilometer of the trail track.

The elevation profile shows trail distance vs elevation and plots your current location on the trail. Each waypoint is plotted on the profile. Each waypoints is clickable, opening to the waypoint's detail page.

The guidebook lists every waypoint in order by distance along the trail and how far away you are from each waypoint.

Send your current location to friends and family via text message, e-mail, facebook or twitter.

Each waypoint includes a detail page, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint's mileage point and elevation, photographs of the waypoint, distance northbound and southbound to the next water source, a Trail Register where you may post comments and read other users' comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike.

The types of waypoints include:

-->Water sources (including the reliability of each water source)
-->Tenting sites/camping sites
-->Trail junctions
-->Parking areas along the trail
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds, ranger stations
-->Roads, railroad tracks, power lines
-->Natural landmarks (e.g. mountain peaks, lakes, bogs)
-->Scenic Views
-->Towns on the trail

About the Appalachian Trail: The Appalachian Trail, or AT, is one of the United States' most treasured national trails. The 2,181-mile trail stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Along the way it passes through 14 states, including Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Much of the Long Trail overlaps the AT through the State of Vermont. Many hikers complete the entire trail in one season ("thru-hikers"), and countless others enjoy hiking anywhere from a few miles to hundreds of miles each year.

Also available:
Guthook's Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail
Guthook's Guide to the Continental Divide Trail
Guthook's Guide to the John Muir Trail
Guthook's Guide to the Tahoe Rim Trail
Colorado Trail Hiker
Mt. Whitney Guide
Vermont's Long Trail Hiker
Ghost Ranch Guide

Recently changed in this version

version 3.1
**update mileage and waypoint set
**offline satellite maps added
**new sliding menu
**improved performance
**Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Comments and ratings for Guthook's AT 2: Standing Bear
  • (70 stars)

    by Chase Davidson on 19/02/2015

    The Satellite maps in latest update are a nice addition.

  • (70 stars)

    by S Lewis on 28/11/2014

    Used this extensively for my hikes this year. Used it at least twice daily, pics of campsites were spot on. Great resource, BUT the recent update crashes my app and it wont even open. Fix the crash issue and it'll get its 4 stars back. PLEASE FIX this before spring 2015.

  • (70 stars)

    by mickey stokes on 24/06/2014

    A great help on the Appalachian Trail, you could tell exactly where you were at all times.

  • (70 stars)

    by Paul Phillips on 25/05/2014

    Love the detail and accuracy better than a book wow tks

  • (70 stars)

    by Kevin Steele on 18/05/2014

    Great work, folks!! We used this app extensively during this section of our AT thru hike and it's top-notch! We love it!