I use this app for peakbagging Sierra Club's Hundred Peak List. This is the best app I haveI tested and it is completely FREE. Other apps might be free but you need to pay additional subscription for download topo maps to you phone for offline use. Big plus is Peakbagger can import Google Earth KML files into this app to display tracks. This is how I use the map: before I set out for bagging a mountain, I launch Peakbagger, search for that peak in app and save that peak for offline use. Next I go to HundredPeakSection to download KML file for that peak to my phone. Open that KML file with Peakbagger and voila. I do mostly solo hikes so Peakbagger provides me a peace of mind knowing that I am never lost as long as GPS and phone works. Of course a traditional map, compass and be familiarize with your route is a must. This iapp is a backup. Make sure to bring external phone batteries as backup.
It seems like a good app... But many much of the functionality like adding ascents is only found in the main website. I would like to be able to add ascents from the app itself. I also have a problem as there is no real help section for the app, so I had to fumble around for an hour just to figure out how to use it. A tutorial or help page explaining how to use the app for new users would be tremendous.
I love this app! I've been using the main site and ListofJohn for a few years. The idea of having access through my cellphone never appealed to me. Nevertheless I downloaded the app and tried it. It works really well. I'm able to work on my peak lists and research in a streamlined way that is very enjoyable and convenient. Also, the links to ListofJohn and Summit post are very helpful. I'm sure there are some tweaks that could make it even more useful but altogether I really like it.
Awesome app! Absolutely phenomenal app if you like finding, planning, and tracking your hikes.
A couple things that would make it great I like this app but there are two things I'd love to be able to do: make my own lists (there are a couple lists not in here) and when viewing a specific peak, see the date(s) I hiked it.
Awesomeness Great and a must app for hikers
- New setting for refreshing nearby peaks as the map scrolls, off by default
- Progress bar on track backup dialog
- Bug fixes