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    Anyone know where I can find a profile of the Whites showing elevation?...I have topo's,..just wondering if there was a site or program to create one. Thanks.

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    Hmmm. Not sure exactly what you're looking for but this might work. Just found it last week myself. It's a smartphone app (iPhone and Android) called Peak Finder that shows an outline of the surrounding peaks from any location (there are East and West US versions). I used the West version last week when I was in Utah and it worked really well. Going to grab the East one before the next trip to the Whites.

    http://www.peakfinder.org/
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    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


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    Just got the East version for iPhone, and it works really well. In the first few minutes that I have tested it out, it's very easy to use. It will definitely be good to use when out hiking. I'd highly recommend it. Thanks Mark!
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    Wow, that looks like something really cool to have. I see it has a GPS, so if I ever do get on a real mountain, could it help me follow the trail to not get lost?

    My contract is up in March and I get a new phone, I'm looking at the IPhone.

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    Kathy, you will love the iPhone. I have the 4S now with Siri, but if you can wait until the summer, the 5 is supposed to be released. It will be a completely new design, with a much faster processor, etc. One thing you will love is the Siri assistant. This entire reply is done completely by my voice. No typing!
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    I'd rather have it thirty,
    Twenty, ten, five and let it freeeeEEEEEEeeze!

    My Seek the Peak 2014 Photo Set

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    Kathy - the Peak Finder app uses the GPS to find your current location which then allows you to virtually 'look at' the profile of the peaks around you. It doesn't have GPS navigation though. There are a bunch of apps for that. I have several on my Android phone but my favorite is the Trimble Outdoors Navigator (http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/Produ...oorsNavigator/). It uses MyTopo maps which are the best topo maps for hiking that I've found. They include all of the trails (at least everything from the WMG) and the maps are much clearer than the USGS topos. The app also allows the maps to be cached so that you don't need a data signal which is good for two reasons - a) because you don't want to lose your map if you don't have a signal and b) because you get much better battery life with the phone in airplane mode (cell signal shut off). It also allows you to record the track from your hike and automatically uploads it to your Trimble account so that you can access it from anywhere. There is also an iPad app which is great for planning hikes. Finally, they have a huge database of hikes that other people have submitted and you can download the tracks so that you can review them or use them in your phone for route guides.
    Mark

    Keep close to Nature's heart...
    and break clear away, once in awhile,
    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


    Hiking photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/mtruman42
    Hiking Blog: http://theramblingsblog.blogspot.com/
    Seek the 2011 Peak page: Mark Truman's Pledge Page

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