Sharing the journey. One thru-hike at a time.
Um, this map is AWESOME! As I hike, I carry a DeLorme inReach SE as a locator device and my check-ins will appear on this map. While I’m thru hiking, this map will also show all active and participating hikers along the trail that choose to also sign up publicly. When I choose to check-in each day, my green “W” icon will appear on the map to show where I am. If you select me on the right hand side, it will show an individual map of my full history of check-ins along the trail. You can even select satellite view on the ‘Maps’ tab and the ‘Map Layers’ tab allows you to see the current weather radar and snow depth. This will be especially great for seeing our terrain and elevation changes from one day to the next on the high routes this summer.
If you would like to create a similar page on your blog, it is available for many trails including the AT, CDT and PCT with an option to embed the map to a website if you wish. First create a shared page on the SPOT website (DeLorme users just use your tracking button). Second, go to www.trackleaders.com and email them the link to your SPOT shared page or DeLorme share link. Most shared pages normally only saves your 7 most recent check-ins…this will keep an unlimited amount of check-ins, so you are able to see my whole trek!
*Note the cool elevation chart that slides along and shows you where on the map that elevation point lands too!