Green Mt. Club unveils digital map of the Long Trail
VERMONT — The Green Mountain Club has announced that it now offers a complete digital map of the Long Trail. The map is georeferenced, allowing GPS software on cell phones to pinpoint locations as hikers move through the backcountry, where network connections are spotty, if they exist at all.
The digital map also allows users to see exact GPS coordinates at any time, mark places of interest, record GPS tracks, and plot geotagged photos on the maps.
The Long Trail map combined with the Long Trail Guide and The Long Trail End-to-Ender’s Guide provide a comprehensive resource to plan Long Trail hikes. The map includes up-to-date information about shelter and trail locations, mileages, and suggested day hikes. All proceeds raised by these maps benefit the work of the Green Mountain Club to maintain and protect Vermont’s hiking trails.
Green Mountain Club Operations and Publications Coordinator Matt Krebs reminds hikers that even with a digital option, hikers should always, “carry a paper map and compass while hiking as well. Mobile devices break and batteries die and it’s important to stay found while recreating in the backcountry.”
For more information visit the Green Mountain Club website to see the complete catalog of digital maps, which also includes Mount Mansfield and the Worcester Range, Camel’s Hump and the Monroe Skyline, Killington Area with Ascutney and Okemo, and Manchester Area with Stratton and Bromley.