Vermont's Long Trail Hiker

Vermont's Long Trail Hiker

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Vermont's Long Trail Hiker is a smartphone guide for your hike on the 273-mile Long Trail. Long Trail 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. Over 300 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)
-->Shelters/lodges
-->Tenting sites/camping sites
-->Views
-->Mountain peaks, mountain-top towers
-->Resupply locations/post offices
-->Trail junctions
-->Parking areas along the trail
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds
-->Paved and dirt roads
-->Natural landmarks
-->Privies/restrooms
-->Restaurants, stores, lodging

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.

Also available:
AT Hiker: Guthook's Guide (9-part guide to the Appalachian Trail)
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

*"Long Trail" is a registered trademark of the Green Mountain Club

Recently changed in this version

version 2.0.0
**Distance to next shelter on detail pages
**Distance to next reliable water source on detail pages
**Social media/interactivity integration: Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, text messaging
**Northbound or southbound mileage option
**Miles or kilometers option for trail distance
**Feet or meters option for elevation
**All waypoints displayed on elevation profile
**Guidebook auto-suggest search feature added


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