Great Outdoors Month: 5 Mobile Apps You’d Actually Like to Use on a Hike
June is Great Outdoors Month, which is a wonderful excuse to get out and spend some quality time in nature this month. If hiking is your outdoor activity of choice, then you know how important it is to stay on track when traversing in the wilderness. Getting lost can be disastrous, so we recommend the following mobile apps to enhance your experience and help get you home safe and sound.
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1. Columbia’s GPS PAL: Columbia’s GPS PAL is ideal for preserving memorable experiences while hiking. You can set notes to tag your favorite spots, while using photos and videos to personalize your tags. Its default will track your route, distance, time, and elevation.
2. AllTrails: Hikers are always interested in finding their next big adventure. AllTrails is an incredibly useful app that can be used to find new hikes and great trails. While it doesn’t give you the actual trail maps, this free app does provide access to some cool hiking spots. Each find will show you the rating, distance, elevation, route type, reviews, and more.
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3. Chimani National Parks: With 59 National Parks in the U.S., you might be wondering which one to go out and explore first. Chimani National Parks app can help you decide. This free app provides useful information, up to date news, and photos of all the National Parks. It also offers free individual apps for many of the top parks, with some cool features that include audio tours, hiking trails, points of interest, offline GPS navigation support, and other various guides.
4. Every Trail: Looking for great off-road activity near you? The Every Trail app gives you access to over 400,000 user submitted route maps and travel tips for your next adventure. This free app provides maps with marked points of interest, photos, audio guides, and travel logs from a variety of travelers all over the world. It allows you to create your own guides and even share them directly on social media.
5. Camp Finder: You can’t go hiking without staying a few days—and having a place to crash! The Camp Finder app lists over 17,000 campgrounds and RV parks across the U.S. And when you get back to your campground after a long day of hiking, relax and engage in some simple stargazing.
You’re now prepared; go out and explore! And while you’re playing around with your cool new hiking apps, keep your phone safe and protected. Pelican’s rugged iPhone 5 cases are durable, reliable, and multi-purpose as they keep your phone safe without the hassle of changing your case. Not only are they known for their masterful protection, but they also come in a variety of colors. Hit the trails this summer with Pelican!
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