A Closer Look: Guthook’s Hiking Guides – Trail to Summit

A Closer Look: Guthook’s Hiking Guides – Trail to Summit.  <

The caped crusader- Guthook, about to launch himself up Doubletop Mountain in Baxter State Park

The caped crusader- Guthook, about to launch himself up Doubletop Mountain in Baxter State Park

The high point of my summer last year was our 1 week Baxter Park “thru-hike”, which exposed me to the solitude and features of the Park’s northeast corner.  I also joined Guthook on a few day hikes in Acadia National Park in the late fall, in prep for another Guthook’s Hiking Guide of that world class hiking destination.

Midcoast Maine locals need to know about and use Guthook’s Camden Hills Hiker app.  The app features all the trails in Camden Hills State Park, plus the George’s Highland Path on Ragged Mountain, Bald Mountain, and Spruce Mountain.  The app pulses your moving location on a hiking trail map of the Camden Hills, complete with markers for points of interest in the area. If you want more information about a point of interest, you tap on it to get a description and photos of the area. The app is capable of  working without a cell or internet signal, since you can download all the maps and information before hitting the trail.

Another key feature of Guthook’s apps are the ability of the app to allow the iPhone to serve as a GPS, where you can view if you are on the trail or not.  I used it this past winter when it became impossible for me to find my way along the Sky Blue trail on a dark winter’s night, where the record-breaking snow levels obscured the blue blazes on the trees.

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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