Per ‘The Hiking Trail’:
1. PeakFinder Earth
Available for iOS and Android users, this app provides you with the name and information about the mountain you’re about to attempt to hike. All you need to do is hold the camera to the landscape and details will pop up on your device.
2. Project Noah
Learn more about your hike by knowing which animals and plants are situated on your hiking trip by accessing the Project Noah. You can also upload photos of your wildlife encounters through the app. It’s your complete field guide to the interesting plants and animals based at your respective location.
3. Maps 3D Pro
In terms of navigation, Maps 3D Pro is a helpful tool when taking on rugged terrains, as it projects a view of the terrain from its hills to the paths and ridges that makeup the challenging trek. Users can share their routes and even access pre-loaded offline maps.
4. Google Treks
It’s not exactly an application, but smartphone users can access Google Treks via their mobile browser to plan their future adventures. Hikers can post public photos of their destination, especially the hard to reach ones, and share it with the rest of the world. It is also an extension of Google Maps.
5. Camp Finder
For trekkers in the US, this specialized app has a list of more than 17,000 campgrounds and RV parks to help you locate overnight options near you. There is an option to filter based on their amenities, policies, activities, and even club discounts (if any). Details are always updated and you can save a record of your favorite campgrounds for future reference.
Have you checked the weather yet? Let AccuWeather provide you with the most accurate weather report so you can plan your adventure according to the weather. It provides local hourly and daily forecasts as well as detailed weather news regarding each area. The app now comes with MinuteCast that delivers hyper-localized forecast of extreme weather every 2 hours.
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