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Best Hinkg trail App?
Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Oct 10, 2013 3:16pm
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A big thanx to you that helped in my quest for a smart phone. Ended up with the brand spankin' new LG G2 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor under the hood. How's that for techie huh?huh?
Alrighty all you folk who helped me get into the electronic age, please help me figure out what apps i absolutely NEED for basic letterboxing/rowing/traveling/scrapbooking/fishing/RVing/photography/humor. No games please.
Installing Box Radar as i type. Yippeeee!!!!!
What hiking apps have you found to be good?
Should i think about the compass app?
Does the AQ QR code thingie work well?
What about the LnL plastic sniffer app i heard so much about???? J/K ;)
Type at me please.

deniserows
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Reply to: #809799 by deniserows
Oct 10, 2013 4:22pm
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The only hiking apps I use are actually put out by our state park system. You might check to see if they have one for your state parks. My local conservation center also has one.
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Reply to: #809814 by Dizzy
Oct 10, 2013 4:33pm
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Dizzy - Missouri has a hiking app? How do I get a hold of that?
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Reply to: #809815 by Fleur
Oct 11, 2013 9:48am
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I think I saw it on their website. I'm sure you could do a search in Google Play for MO State Parks. Here is a link to the information on the website.
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Reply to: #809799 by deniserows
Oct 12, 2013 4:36pm
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I have EveryTrail installed on my iPad but I haven't really used it since I don't carry an iPad with me when I hike.
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Reply to: #809799 by deniserows
Oct 12, 2013 4:53pm
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Clue Tracker!!!
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Reply to: #809799 by deniserows
Oct 15, 2013 2:50am
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please help me figure out what apps i absolutely NEED for basic letterboxing

Since I usually box alone and have a poor sense of direction, I have installed My Tracks. I turn it on at the beginning of my hike and it tracks my path so if I do get disoriented, I can just follow my own trail back to the car.

Should i think about the compass app?

I am looking forward to this answer. I have downloaded several compass apps and find them appallingly bad. Hopefully, some one can provide one that works well.

Also, if you decide to head to Pennsylvania, there is a PA State Parks and Forest app.

Enjoy your new toy, I love my Samsung 3 and rarely use it for a phone because there are so many other ways to use it!
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Reply to: #810507 by Janila
Oct 15, 2013 3:41am
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Also, this site might be helpful - Pocket Ranger Exchange.
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Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Reply to: #810509 by Janila
Oct 15, 2013 4:30am
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Since I usually box alone and have a poor sense of direction, I have installed My Tracks. I turn it on at the beginning of my hike and it tracks my path so if I do get disoriented, I can just follow my own trail back to the car.

Thanks, Janila - I am directionally challenged, and this is exactly what I need! I have just installed the app on my phone and used it to track my path, but haven't yet figured out the "follow my own trail back" piece of it. Can you (or anyone) explain?

ER/Karen
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Reply to: #810514 by EarResponsible
Oct 15, 2013 10:01am
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but haven't yet figured out the "follow my own trail back" piece of it.

You just follow the tracks on your app back to the beginning. When the tracks turn left, you turn left, etc. It is also great for tracking how far you walked.
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Reply to: #810571 by Janila
Oct 15, 2013 10:17am
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You just follow the tracks on your app back to the beginning. When the tracks turn left, you turn left, etc.

OK - thanks! I'll try it. . .
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Reply to: #810507 by Janila
Oct 15, 2013 2:00pm
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Thanx janila. Its on my phone. Not only can i get back to where i started... it has stopped the husband/wife "discussion" about which way to go to get back. THANX!

deniserows
a GPS in the car for the exact same reason