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Guthook's Guide: PCT Sierra

Guthook's Guide: PCT Sierra

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Guthook's Guide is a 5-part smartphone guide for your hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT Sierra app covers the 528 mile portion in Central California from Highway 58 (outside of Tehachapi and Mojave, CA) to Echo Lake.

Guthook's Guide 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 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)
-->Water caches
-->Resupply locations/post offices
-->Tenting sites/camping sites
-->Trail junctions
-->Parking areas along the trail
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds, ranger stations
-->Roads, railroad tracks, power lines, fences, gates
-->Other Landmarks
-->Privies/restrooms
-->Restaurants, stores, libraries, lodging
-->Views

About the Pacific Crest Trail: The Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, is the longest completed trail in the world at 2,660 miles. The trail begins at the U.S./Mexico border near Campo, California, and winds its way through California, Oregon and Washington to its northern terminus at the U.S./Canada border near Manning Park in British Columbia, Canada. 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 PCT: Demo
Guthook's Guide to the PCT: SoCal
Guthook's Guide to the PCT: NorCal
Guthook's Guide to the PCT: Oregon
Guthook's Guide to the PCT: Washington
Guthook's Guide to the John Muir Trail
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Mt. Whitney Guide
AT Hiker: Guthook's Guide (9-part guide to the Appalachian Trail)
Vermont's Long Trail Hiker
Ghost Ranch 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


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