By Glacier Peak Studios LLC
Been using it for years backpacking and peak climbing all over the Sierras. Has so many great features. Much better than other ones I’ve tried like alltrails and gaia.
I got this app for my Apple Watch for hiking, but also to view aviation charts, initially it wouldn’t view them properly, I reached out to the support and Danny was right there answering question, he found the issue and pushed a update out, wish all app teams were this “on it” A+
Best program for I- Phone I have ever used. Customer support is outstanding. Highly recommend this program. ~~ Bill
Downloaded this app early this summer and it has gotten us out safely on a few close calls. We have barely touched the surface on its capabilities. Just upgraded for another year and look forward to learning all the little tips and tricks on one of our favorite apps. Just remember to plan and download before you get off line.
No replacement for paper maps but a great help for recording offline tracks with lots of metrics. Recommend the subscription for USDA and FS maps.
Each map can be downloaded. Then shred with friends. Ya got to love a real map and compass when off grid.
I’m a hunter in the northeast where the woodlands are small in comparison to out west. I rarely use trails and it is important to mark waypoints fairly close together. The features that make this application work for me are 1:24000 USGS maps and the waypoint icons that scale with map magnification. This avoids waypoint icon clutter and gives me the map expansion I need to pinpoint an exact location. I’m not the big back country guy like this app seems to be focused on, but in comparison I’m more like a bird dog running smaller parcels on land.
Been using the app for years, and it is flawless. phone reception or not - This app will take you places. With that being said, I upgraded to the iPhone 13 pro max today and this was literally the first app I downloaded. I logged in, and it appears as though my years worth of trails and tagged spots have disappeared. I’d really like to get those back if anyone can shed any light on it for me! Thanks for reading.
Set up the app, had location shared, downloaded maps / routes and set off into mountain. Once out of cell service discovered the app wasn’t functioning as advertised, couldn’t pull my location at all. Completely worthless to have maps/routes downloaded as we couldn’t see where we were on there or if we were even on the route we had planned/downloaded. Contacted customer support and provided a diagnostics report, which confirmed that location was shared with the app. Had to eat the cost of the app subscription but definitely wouldn’t recommend trusting this for your off-grid adventures.
Creating routes that automatically snap to existing trails is a useful feature, but very difficult to use in this app. The route always gets stuck at trail junctions and you have to switch route drawing modes to manually overcome the issue with snap to trails. The competitor app, Gaia GPS, does not have this issue.