Silver Springs, Md. – Mobile developer ParksByNature has partnered with the American Hiking Society to make its apps available for National Trails Day on June 1. The AHS hopes that trail-goers will use the apps to document and share their experiences.
ParksByNature has developed a total of 26 different free apps, collectively called Pocket Ranger, and shares AHS' dedication to promoting and protecting America's trails and their surrounding natural areas. The apps allow hikers to track and record trails, mark specific points along the way, and view the time elapsed and distance traveled since the beginning of the hike. They also download cached park maps and trail information, so hikers can access guides without cell reception.