Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hiking the Mammoth Lakes with Google Maps

The Mammoth Lakes Trail System offers more than 300 miles of trails in California. The Mammoth Lakes Trail System website provides a Google Map displaying all the available trails.

The website includes a Google Map for each separate trail. Each trail also comes with a short introduction to the trail and its relative difficulty. Below the map an elevation chart provides a guide to the steepness of the trail. The elevation chart is interactive and if you mouse-over any point on the chart the location at that point is indicated on the map.

The Mammoth Lakes Trail System also provide a QR code network, which is attached to the physical signage around mammoth lakes itself. This allows users to get extra media about locations on each trail by using the QR readers on their smartphones.

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