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02-10-2015, 21:07
I have heard of guthook. Was interested in everyone thoughts and experiences with this app as well as others that are compatible with I phones. Thanks

Hikes in Rain
02-10-2015, 21:35
I only downloaded the first free map of the approach trail, but I really liked what I saw. As slowly as I'm hiking, though, I just couldn't justify getting the whole set.

02-10-2015, 22:02
Try Guthook, no charge. Each one has a section, to start.

I only purchased the sections I use.

02-11-2015, 09:31
If there is cell coverage where you hike then Gmap4 will work in your phone's browser and display high resolution topos. This link opens the map zoomed in on a state park north of Richmond VA.

To turn on geolocation, touch Menu ==> My location

Joseph, the Gmap4 guy

02-11-2015, 09:57
I've used Guthook's app for a few section hikes in CT and MA. Really like it. Very handy to know distances to next milestone, etc.

02-11-2015, 10:35
Are there any decent iPhone apps which can use the free topo maps available online (like I load on my regular GPS)? Or are they all apps where you have to buy yet another set of maps? --need the type that works without cell phone/data service.

04-03-2015, 14:59
I use Gaia GPS for iphone. Works with no cell signals. As long as the tree coverage isn't too thick, I am able to pinpoint my location on the pre-downloaded map. I will turn my phone on when I am unsure, check the gps location, then
compare to the paper map.

04-03-2015, 19:16
I use topo maps. One time purchase gives you all the USGS maps. Shows location and elevation. Allows for dropping pins and way points.

Topo Maps by Phil Endecott

Actually it's free now. Wow.

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04-04-2015, 07:59
If the trails you are interested in are marked on OpenStreetMap (here is an example from Richmond: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/37.5375/-77.4782&layers=C ) the you can try one of the many OSM apps for iPhone: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Apple_iOS
I would suggest however, that you pick something that can cache maps to your phone, so that you can use maps even if you don't have phone signal. I think Galileo can do this.

04-04-2015, 08:21
Print maps provide unlimited use when the cell phone dies.