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LittleRock
05-30-2018, 09:20
I built this app that allows hikers to generate their own custom mileage tables and elevation profiles for any section of the AT (NOBO or SOBO).

https://bentwells.shinyapps.io/atdata/ (https://bentwells.shinyapps.io/atdata)

It's not nearly as fancy as Guthooks, but it's free. The data are based on the 2018 edition of WhiteBlaze pages. I worked with the author, Rick, to make sure everything is accurate as possible.

It doesn't have any town/service info, so it's not meant to replace the guide book - but you can export the mileage tables and elevation profiles to a PDF and print it to save weight.

Disclaimer: I am currently using a free service to host the app. The free service limits each app to 25 hours of user time per month. After that it gets shut down for the rest of the month. I would have to use their paid service to get more user time. So if you like this app, please consider donating so more people can use it.

Chive
07-12-2018, 15:14
I like it! I re-created a week-long section hike I did last year and the sawtooth profile brought back many memories of the challenging climbs and decents. I will use this again as I plan the next outing.

DownYonder
07-12-2018, 15:19
Sweet!! Any way to add the AT mile marks at each waypoint with Springer being -0- ?

SteelCut
07-12-2018, 15:51
I missed this thread when it was first posted. I also really like the app.

LittleRock
07-16-2018, 11:58
Glad to hear people are using and enjoying the app.

There's a button labeled "Start from North/South End" that will display the official AT mileage on the bottom of the charts instead of starting from 0.

FYI, I recently received an email from the hosting service informing me that the 25-hour limit had been reached for this month, and the app will be unavailable from Fri Jul 20 through the end of the month.

johnspenn
07-19-2018, 10:18
That's a handy little tool, thanks for making it available.

swisscross
07-19-2018, 14:20
Very slick...thanks.

Hikes in Rain
07-19-2018, 14:27
Oh, wow, exactly what I needed! You can copy sections and paste it into a spreadsheet, too!

Gambit McCrae
07-24-2018, 10:39
Man this app is very cool! I have been playing around with it for about a week, have used it to log my 2 week trip coming up in a month, to compare it to past trip elevation changes and I really like it. Outstanding job.

I did notice it was unavailable today and I hope it isn't gone forever :(

LittleRock
07-25-2018, 12:14
Thanks - glad you like it! It's not gone forever - should be back online sometime next week.

Problem is I don't have my own server so I used a free service to host it online. The free service has usage limits which are pretty low, if you go over then they shut it off for the rest of the month.

For $100/year, they will raise the usage limit high enough that it shouldn't be an issue anymore. I'd never charge people to use it, but if you'd like to keep it running full time, please consider donating (https://www.paypal.me/bentwells/).

Gambit McCrae
07-25-2018, 12:28
Thanks - glad you like it! It's not gone forever - should be back online sometime next week.

Problem is I don't have my own server so I used a free service to host it online. The free service has usage limits which are pretty low, if you go over then they shut it off for the rest of the month.

For $100/year, they will raise the usage limit high enough that it shouldn't be an issue anymore. I'd never charge people to use it, but if you'd like to keep it running full time, please consider donating (https://www.paypal.me/bentwells/).

Donation sent thanks for a good service!

johnspenn
07-28-2018, 08:29
I built this app that allows hikers to generate their own custom mileage tables and elevation profiles for any section of the AT (NOBO or SOBO).

https://bentwells.shinyapps.io/atdata/ (https://bentwells.shinyapps.io/atdata)

It's not nearly as fancy as Guthooks, but it's free. The data are based on the 2018 edition of WhiteBlaze pages. I worked with the author, Rick, to make sure everything is accurate as possible.

It doesn't have any town/service info, so it's not meant to replace the guide book - but you can export the mileage tables and elevation profiles to a PDF and print it to save weight.

Disclaimer: I am currently using a free service to host the app. The free service limits each app to 25 hours of user time per month. After that it gets shut down for the rest of the month. I would have to use their paid service to get more user time. So if you like this app, please consider donating so more people can use it.

I was able to check it out before it went "offline", great app and I can see where it would be very handy planning a section hike! Thanks for making it available!

LittleRock
07-30-2018, 08:30
The app is back online as of this morning.

FlyPaper
07-30-2018, 11:47
The app is back online as of this morning.

Cool App. What technology is it built on? Perhaps I can help find a place to host it that is cost effective and has no time restrictions (perhaps even free). PM me if you're interested. No guarantee I'll be able to help.

FlyPaper
07-30-2018, 12:22
Also, just noticed you live in Raleigh (I live in Garner). Greetings neighbor.

PGH1NC
07-31-2018, 09:34
Great app. Thanks. Is there any way to compute the total ascent or descent between two points?
I like the percent grade, etc. Thanks again.

LittleRock
08-01-2018, 07:49
Great app. Thanks. Is there any way to compute the total ascent or descent between two points?
I like the percent grade, etc. Thanks again.
Currently there's not any way to calculate total ascent or descent. I've toyed with the idea of creating a "daily trip planner" tool which would include that type of info but haven't pursued it any further.

PGH1NC
08-01-2018, 09:54
Anyway, we can practice our arithmetic skills. I printed off some sections for some hiking friends.
Again, thanks for the ap.

linus72
08-01-2018, 15:30
very cool, been looking for something like this for a while!

jungleland1972
10-19-2018, 14:07
This is really cool, thank you for putting it together!