Exploration Guides

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Underwater trails and new trails

Too much trail flooding Friday at Sidecut Metropark, south of Toledo.  Waded a couple of trails, but stopped before we had to swim.

Yesterday, some new trails hidden in Indian Springs.  Indian Springs app should be out soon.

April 25, 2011 Posted by | Trail reports | Leave a Comment

One month old

Exploration Guides has now been open for a full month.  In that time, we’ve released seven apps, and had just under 350 downloads.  Given the weather we’ve had for these seven parks in the last month, 350 is a pretty good number.  More apps will be coming out soon, with some data gathering being done tomorrow in the southern Huron Clinton Metroparks, and maybe a visit to a wildlife sanctuary.

April 21, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Huron Meadows app now available!

The Huron Meadows Metropark app is now available for download direct from Android Market .  This little-visited park provides some of the best bluff-top views of the Huron River anywhere.  Get it free for your Android.

April 17, 2011 Posted by | apps | Leave a Comment

Next app – Huron Meadows – coming soon

A recent fix to Google’s My Tracks program has fixed the problem with exporting tracks for other programs.  That means I know have all the trail data for Huron Meadows Metropark available to build into an app.  Can anyone guess what the next app will be?

April 17, 2011 Posted by | apps | Leave a Comment

Dauner/Martin Sanctuary App now available

A private nature preserve on the north side of Fenton, Michigan,the Dauner/Martin Sanctuary packs a lot of great trails into a relatively small space.  It’s just one of a huge number of nature preserves scattered around the state managed by the Michigan Nature Association.  Download your free Android app today!

April 16, 2011 Posted by | apps | Leave a Comment

Dauner/Martin Sanctuary app – coming soon

Nearly done with the Dauner/Martin Sanctuary app.  It’s a small park on the north side of Fenton, MI, with a beautifully designed network of trails.  There’s only about 6.5km of actual trails, but the way they’re designed, exploring the park, it feels like more.

There’s trail maps available at the parking area, and the trails are marked with colored markers.  Unfortunately, the maps are black and white, and the color-coded maps at the parking area are faded.  I think I need a quick trip back there, just to get the right trail names/colors on my app, so they match the actual trail markers.  It should be available this weekend.

April 16, 2011 Posted by | apps | Leave a Comment