The Morning Call reports on a new, mobile-friendly website that shows visitors where they can find fishing holes, hiking and biking trails in Pennsylvania's Appalachians.
People can find trails that are close to where they live or within a 90-minute drive and check out length of the trail, terrain, parking lot locations and the ability to track progress on the trail thanks to the GPS-enabled phones. There also are social media buttons to add to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
"We want you to have the opportunity to get outside for the afternoon or on a Saturday without having to dig through a book or printing out maps from the Internet," (the Appalachian Mountain Club's Mark) Zakutansky said.
Of course, you can print the maps off the Internet if you don't have a smart phone, but the site was designed with the availability of smart phone and its immediate interaction in mind. There's a news feed directly into the site's blog, "Hike the Highlands," as well as condition updates.
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