Apps, Gear, and iTunes Picks for Head­ing into the Woods

iPhone Life Magazine - - Front Page - By Kate Pal­bom

All­Trails (Free) If you're look­ing for a dog-friendly beach with ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids, All­Trails has you cov­ered. From Muir Woods to the Grand Canyon, All­Trails guides you to great hikes across North Amer­ica. Find and even add your own trails for hik­ing, bird watch­ing, cy­cling, and run­ning, and share your hikes with friends.

Project Noah (Free) Dubbed the dig­i­tal but­ter­fly net of the 21st cen­tury by the Wall Street Jour­nal, this lo­ca­tion-based field guide lets you iden­tify the wildlife around you—from birds to plants to bugs— with the help of the Project Noah com­mu­nity. This app is a popular re­source among sci­en­tists, with a re­search mission that helps track the world's bio­di­ver­sity.

SAS Sur­vival Guide ($5.99) The SAS Sur­vival Guide app teaches you ev­ery­thing you need to know to sur­vive, whether you're hik­ing a moun­tain or trekking a desert. This app in­cludes tested tech­niques from sur­vival ex­pert John Wiseman, a col­lec­tion of photo gal­leries, a sun compass, 16 videos, and a 100-ques­tion quiz to test your out­door acu­men.

Camp Finder ($3.99) For those who pre­fer a more laid-back camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, Camp Finder helps you lo­cate camp­grounds and RV parks while you're on the road. The app fea­tures 18,000 camp­ing sites, which you can search by lo­ca­tion, price, and ameni­ties. Read other campers' re­views and find ac­tiv­i­ties for the fam­ily.

Star Walk ($2.99 ) Af­ter hik­ing in, set­ting up camp, and build­ing a fire, campers are re­warded with a spec­tac­u­lar view of the night sky. The Star Walk app helps campers iden­tify con­stel­la­tions, find the North Star, and spot plan­ets in view. Just point your iPhone up at the sky and Star Walk will tell you all about the glim­mer­ing space above.

Ac­cuWeather (Free) Since camp­ing means es­sen­tially living in the great out­doors, you're go­ing to need to keep an eye on the weather. Ac­cuWeather of­fers hourly fore­casts and tracks lo­cal weather sys­tem us­ing de­tailed radar maps. Plan your ac­tiv­i­ties around the up­com­ing weather con­di­tions and get no­ti­fied when it's time to hus­tle back to camp.

Apps for the Great Out­doors

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