I love losing me at Harriman State Park in Orange and Rockland Counties, New York, but I hate losing. Over 200 miles of hiking trails (including 16 miles from Appalachian Trial) are within 46,000 acres, and Harriman is famous for leading hikers – unless they've brought The Maps.
New York – New Jersey Trail Conference has been making a final hiking trail of Harriman State Park for many years. Unparalleled in detail and accuracy, the two card company – one for the north of Harriman National Park and one for the southern part of the area – is a necessary piece of hiking trails for both the free bicycle and overnight traveler. From strong, durable spunbonded olefins, the maps in the Harriman National Park are almost indestructible.
But sometimes even with the best card can be lost.
As a frequent cyclist on the Appalachian Trail and Harriman State Park, I have often been walking into hikers who were on the right track, but did not know where the next turn was. Or how far from the parking lot were they? Or whether they went in the right direction.
Even with the Map Conference map, they could not find their location on the URL.
But last year you can use iPhone and simple applications to download maps for the Trail Conference. Then, just as your car GPS tells you where you're on the road, the map in the Trail Conference (within the Avenza app) will tell you exactly where you are on the Harriman Park trails.
- In the App Store on iPhone or Ipad, enter Avenza Pdf Maps in the search box and download the free application.
- Click the shopping cart button at the bottom of the screen.
- Within the application, use the "store" button to navigate where you choose your card.
- Enter the term "Harriman State Park" (or somewhere where you want to search for a map card)
- Buy the card (Harriman set is now $ 5.99).
- When it's loaded, you can use the arrow in the bottom left corner to show you exactly where you're on the path (though you need to be physically present in the area that the map covers).
The computer cards cost considerably less than traditional cards, but keep in mind that you should never leave your "home" card at home, even with the iPhone. A paper card will never fall and break, or fail to get wet, or lose the battery; It is very light and tear resistant.
On the other hand, you can use built-in app tools to measure your path to see how far you are from your destination to land your photos on the map. The app also has a composite compass (though again: you should rely on more than one digital compass for navigation).
Source by Suzanne L Allman