Great app overall. Easy to use, light on battery usage due to offline maps and not needing cell service to view. Some minor improvements could be done. Would be better if it allowed comment editing or deletion. Also if you are in profile view and go to a landmark detail page and then come back to profile view it loses your spot. In map view it remembers where you were when you return to that view. Also when you have a landmark detail page open and minimize then bring back the app, or do any action which brings the app back to the foreground of your phone it re-adds the icon set for that landmark, which isn't a problem and doesn't hinder functionality, just a minor glitch.
This has all the info of the other guides...and I carry pages torn out of a paper guide as back up. BUT we couldn't hike the AT without Guthooks! The comments are critically important to get up-to-date info about water availability. Plus, new businesses are added immediately, no waiting for the next printing of a book to find out about the perfectly placed hostel or food place.
I kept my phone on airplane mode and it would last 4 days. Loved being able to tell how far away the next water might be. I did the AT last year and using the photos, I could predict which springs or streams would be dry. I hate carrying water, but had to for many miles.
This is/could be a great tool... but I am having some problems creating routes. I'm doing a two day trip, so only a small section of the trail, and when I try to add an end point for the route I get an error: "Trails Not Connected - to create a custom route you must add a pin to a connected trail system.' The only trail visible on the map is the AT, and I am selecting the red line that indicates it. I can't find anything in the way of guidance about this problem, so I basically am unable to create a route for my section hike :( It would be nice to mentally prepare for it with an elevation profile, etc, so I hope I figure it out in the next two days! (I'm using a Nextbit Robin phone.)
Great app that gave us a lot of information while deep in the AT. Only changes I would make would be to allow user adding of information. Lots of tentsites that weren't on the map that could be added by current hikers. Also more information on of trail shuttles, hostels etc. Great app and incredibly useful. Great help on my hike. Thanks!
Big Dog- I recently used this app to navigate sobo from Rutland to North Adams on the AT- the Green Mountains.... Navigation offline is very precise, waypoints are comprehensive and I especially enjoy the comments and the ability to comment about waypoints and trail info. Thank you. Guthooks works good on the trail and is very popular. I encourage you to be an active reporter. I found comments very useful along the way due to the complex nature of perfect updates. The Green Mountain House in Manchester for example was designed by Jeff Tausig, a hiker of many trails including the AT and PCT. Jeff speaks the language and designed the Green Mountain House just for hikers! Good taste and hiker memorabilial is the theme....
--Improved location services
--Improved route creator tool
--Trail color option for colorblind/dark background
--fix photo download issue