AT Hiker 3 Southern Virginia
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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 3 app covers the 256 mile portion of the AT from Mile 467 (Damascus, Virginia) to Mile 722.5 (US Highway 220, near Daleville, Virginia). The smaller number of waypoints and waypoint photos compared to other AT Hiker apps is reflected in the price.
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
-->Parking areas along the trail
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds
-->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.
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*Mileage compatible with 2014 Thru-Hikers' Companion
*Distance to next shelter on detail pages
*Distance to next water source on detail pages
*Social media/interactivity integration: Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, text messaging
*Northbound or southbound mileage option
*Metric option for trail distance (km)
*Metric option for elevation (meters)
*All waypoints displayed on elevation profile
*Guidebook auto-suggest search feature added
*Larger text on elevation profile (landscape mode)