BOSTON, Massachusetts — The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) today launched a new version of AMC White Mountain Guide Online, a web-based community and subscription service based on the 100th anniversary edition AMC White Mountain Guide. This new edition, the only comprehensive online guide to over 500 trails in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine, was developed based on feedback from its subscribers and offers added functionality that allows users to:
- Download waypoints for trails, recommended hikes, and custom routes to handheld GPS devices (GPX format)
- Annotate custom maps and route itineraries
- Save custom routes for future use and editing
- Get trailhead driving directions using Google?вЂћ? Maps
- Users will continue to enjoy continually-updated, expert trail descriptions and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) rendered trail maps of more than 500 trails in the White Mountains, providing the most current trail information available. White Mountain Guide Online also offers current safety warnings; customized, printable topographic maps; keyword search for trails and features; the ability to search based on trip mileage, elevation change, and estimated hiking time; recommended hikes with full trail descriptions and maps; custom route-building; and visualization of routes using Google?вЂћ? Earth.
Subscribers also become part of an online community, where they can share photos, trip reports, and trail conditions.
The AMC White Mountain Guide Online is currently available at www.outdoors.org/wmgonline. The cost for an annual subscription with unlimited access is $12 per year for AMC members and $15 per year for non-members. A free trial offers an opportunity to try out the service before subscribing. The White Mountain Guide Online supports web browsers for Microsoft?В® Internet Explorer 6.x and 7.x and Mozilla Firefox.
Current owners of the AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition, can purchase an online subscription with a 20% discount at www.outdoors.org/wmgoffer.
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is the oldest conservation and recreation organization in the nation. With 90,000 members in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment.