About a year ago, when I got my iPhone, we went on a family vacation to Greenhorn Creek Guest ranch. On one of the rides, I was thinking that it would be cool to write an iPhone application that would track my progress on the trails. I never got around to writing one, but I found the Trails iPhone application.
Trails lets you record your progress while you are out on trails. This application will record and show stats about your route, while recording. In addition, you can take pictures and set waypoints along the route.
The main reason that I bought Trails was because you can export the data from the app itself. You can either send an email with a GPX file attached, or you can export directly to EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a web site that lets you post and share routes. I have posted three of my routes from our recent trip to Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at the end of this post. I do like the service, and I could see using this again.
EveryTrail now has their own iPhone application. I haven't tried it yet, but the price(free) is a lot better than Trails' price ($3.99).
There is one thing to be aware of when using these applications. The battery on my iPhone 3G only lasted 3 hours while recording the trail. I started to use my mophie battery pack when recording. Then I didn't need to worry about the battery running out.
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