FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019
CONTACT: Matt Krebs, Operations & Publications Coordinator
(802) 241-8321; [email protected]
Long Trail Digital Map Now Available
Joining the area-specific digital maps offered last fall, Green Mountain Club’s complete map of the Long Trail is now available as a digital map through the free Avenza Maps app in the App Store and Google Play. After installing the Avenza Maps app on your mobile device, visit greenmountainclub.org/digitalmaps to purchase your map today.
You don’t need a network connection to use this map in the backcountry. It is georeferenced, allowing the GPS on your mobile device to pinpoint your location on the map as you go. Other features include the ability to:
- See exact GPS coordinates at any time
- Mark places of interest
- Record GPS tracks
- Plot your geotagged photos on the maps
The Long Trail map combined with the Long Trail Guide and The Long Trail End-to-Ender’s Guide provide the most comprehensive resource to plan your hike on the Long Trail. The map includes up-to-date information about shelter and trail locations, mileages, and suggested day hikes. Proceeds benefit the work of the Green Mountain Club to maintain and protect Vermont’s hiking trails.
“While digital maps and their extensive features are an exciting bonus tool that help to make the backcountry more accessible,” said GMC Operations and Publications Coordinator Matt Krebs, “it is GMC’s recommendation to always carry a paper map and compass while hiking as well. Mobile devices break and batteries die and it’s important to stay found while recreating in the backcountry.”
Visit the Green Mountain Club webstore to see the complete catalog of digital maps, also including Mount Mansfield and the Worcester Range, Camel’s Hump and the Monroe Skyline, Killington Area with Ascutney & Okemo, and Manchester Area with Stratton & Bromley.
Established in 1910 to build the Long Trail, the Green Mountain Club is a member-supported private non-profit organization. The GMC is dedicated to maintaining and protecting Vermont’s historic Long Trail, Appalachian Trail, and trails in the Northeast Kingdom. Every year more than 1,000 volunteers work so that future generations will enjoy the 500-mile Long Trail System. Contact the Green Mountain Club to learn more about the GMC or to become a member.