Guthook's Long Trail Guide is a detailed, map-based smartphone guide for your hike on the 270-mile Long Trail. It maps and lists more than 500 important hiker waypoints along the LT 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 other colors. 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 or e-mail.
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 to the next water source and shelter, 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
-->Parking areas along the trail
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds, ranger stations
-->Roads, railroad tracks, power lines
-->Natural landmarks (e.g. mountain peaks, lakes, bogs)
-->Towns on the trail
About the Long Trail*: The Long Trail, or LT, is the original and oldest long distance hiking trail in the United States. The 273-mile trail crosses south-to-north through the state of Vermont along the Green Mountains, from the Massachusetts border to the Canada border. The first 107 miles of the trail overlaps the famous Appalachian Trail. Countless hikers enjoy hiking anywhere from a few miles to the entire trail each year.
*"Long Trail" is a registered trademark of the Green Mountain Club