18. January 2011 17:26
Casey over at Modern Hiker recently reviewed a great new app for the iPhone called CalParks. Being a bit of an iPhone fanatic I immediately downloaded the free app to check it out.
What is nice is that the CalParks app will use the iPhone's built-in GPS to locate California State Parks close to your location. According to the app, Anza Borrego is 52 miles away from my location and appears in a nice sorted list with other State Parks.
Clicking on Anza-Borrego Desert State Park brings up the general info page which has a nice overview of the Park as well as options to view trail maps, check out photos and read about the Park's history.
Another nice feature is located under the "Explore" tab at the bottom of the screen. From there you can access guides and community trips which let you view trail maps, get directions to the start of the trail and even download the map data to your iPhone in case you are out of a cell coverage area.
If you have a iPhone I highly recommend you download the CalParks app and give it a try. I am hoping in time they add to their trail database, and offer some of the more remote trails out in Anza Borrego, but for now this app fits the bill.
Thanks again to Casey for pointing out this cool new app.