The North Face has launched a new app for the iPhone entitled Trailhead that serves as a database of more than 300,000 trails from around the world, offering up suggestions for hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing and more. The free app also uses the iPhone’s built in GPS and compass for route tracking no a real time, interactive map, and measures speed, distance, and elevation as well. As if that wasn’t enough, the app also allows users to search for a trip based on location or activity, and share photos and notes from the field with Facebook and Twitter integration.
Trailhead joins the company’s first endeavor into the app eco-system, The Snow Report, which offers up the latest information on the amount of snow at your favorite ski resort. That app is also free, and includes 24, 48, and 72-hour snow fall reports. It also has avalanche advisories, resort Twitter feeds, plenty of more information specific to the resort of your choice. It’s a great option for skiers looking to hit the slopes this winter.
I grabbed the Trailhead app and found it to be a nice addition to my iPhone. It found a number of popular trails in the area, and offered up some nice information on them. This will really come in handy when traveling though, and you feel like going for a hike, but are unsure of where to go. The app is powered by EverTrail.com, so you know there is plenty to learn from it. Besides, you just can’t beat the price!
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