Hiking Tool

Hiking Tool is an idea that originated from my experience in outdoor education. It’s very common when guiding or trip leading, to do “pre” and “post” trip records. The “pre” record is something you create before heading out the door, that captures your expected itinerary, predicted weather, hazards and logistical concerns (passes, directions, permits, etc). The “post” record is something you record upon arrival back. This asks about actual weather experienced, actual hazards, and captures other trip information (maybe flora and fauna sightings, etc).

I do a lot of hikes myself, and because many of my hikes are in remote areas or are more intensive, this was a tool I created and personally use, to help manage trip logistics. It’s especially helpful when dealing with others.

This app is still being developed and you can see it here — at its deployed location.

Technologies:

  • MongoDB
  • ExpressJS
  • AngularJS (1.x)
  • NodeJS
  • Bootstrap (customized)