A common job that thru hikers do is measure elevation change over a given segment. For example, click spot 20 miles away, tells you how many feet/meters you will climb to there. Similarly for behind you. The app does not do this which disappoints me. Another nice to have would be able to submit a comment offline, having it upload automatically to the cloud when reception is reached. I believe this will increase user generated comments. Otherwise, extremely useful, and I would argue a must have app for any PCT thru hike. However, the gps functionality sometimes fails to work for no apparent reason. Only redownloading the app fixes the issue.
Main critique is the free demo portion works up to Laguna. The problem is there is no reception for phone or WiFi ANYWHERE in that town to purchase the full app so you are stranded for about 30 miles until Scissors Crossing. Recommend the demo work up to Scissors Crossing where most people can get reception and/or pop into Julian and get the full version. The app is great with reviewing the upcoming sections of trail. Elevation graphs, water, campsites big and small. It is one of the three big digital resources I juggle with for the PCT. Absolutely worth the price for a 5 month endeavor.
I keep trying to download the offline maps for the super pct package but it keeps saying connection to server lost. I've tried redownloading the app and just won't work..not sure what's happening. The one that did download works pretty good though.
What most people say. Very accurate. Basically all you need to do the dang thing. Makes it almost too easy frankly. ;)
Outstanding for the PCT. Not exhaustive, but much more information (including pictures of key points) than other maps/guides, with the ability for other users to leave comments, e.g. regarding business hours/hiker friendliness/presence or absence of water. Download maps/photos BEFORE hiking.
This app has been key in my thru-hike since day one. Incredibly informative and works very well offline provided you download the offline data. I've got a nice Garmin with full PCT maps and I never use it!
--Improved location services
--Improved route creator tool
--Trail color option for colorblind/dark background
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