AT Hiker 2 I40 - Damascus

AT Hiker 2 I40 - Damascus

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AT Hiker: Guthook's Guide is a 9-part smartphone guide for your hike on the Appalachian Trail. The AT Hiker 2 app covers the 226 mile portion of the AT from Mile 241 (Standing Bear Farm, in North Carolina near Interstate 40) to Mile 467 (Damascus, Virginia).

AT Hiker use a combination of your phone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Google Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. No phone service? Not a problem -- your phone's GPS pinpoints your location on top of topo maps downloaded as part of the app.

A bright red line indicates the location of the main trail on the map. Side spurs to shelters, 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.

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 shelter, 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
-->Mountain peaks, mountain-top towers
-->Resupply locations/post offices
-->Trail junctions
-->Parking areas along the trail
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds
-->Roads,fences, gates
-->Other Landmarks
-->Restaurants, stores, lodging

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:
AT Hiker Demo (free)
AT Hiker 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Vermont's Long Trail Hiker
Guthook's Guide to the PCT (5-part guide to the Pacific Crest Trail)
Guthook's Guide to the John Muir Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker
Mt. Whitney Guide

Recently changed in this version

version 2.1
**New "Show on Profile" button on detail page
**Improved map performance
**Fix to Google Map hyperlink in social media feature

Comments and ratings for AT Hiker 2 I40 - Damascus
  • (80 stars)

    by Paul Phillips on 25/05/2014

    Love the detail and accuracy better than a book wow tks

  • (80 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!