Mount Field, Granite Backcountry Alliance

Granite Backcountry Alliance
Crawford Notch, NH: October 22, 2016, a team of 9 volunteers from Granite Backcountry Alliance evaluated terrain suitability for skiing & snowboarding near the summit of Mount Field.
Crawford Depot

    • Click the “GPX” button (top right) to turn on one volunteer’s GPS track…
    • Drag the timeline control (bottom) to move the hiker forward or back in time… we waited awhile for all the volunteers to show up at the AMC Highland Center, before hiking up the trail…
    • Click the “?” button for tips on how to zoom, pan, rotate & tilt the map; Zoom out to see the hiker’s complete GPS track…
    • Click the “GPX” button again to toggle it off…
    • Click the “KML” button to turn on a second hiker’s start & end points…
    • Click the “View Home” button (top left, aka “Reset 2D View…”), setting the map to a birdseye 2D view, to see the second hiker’s GPS route…  (technical issues prevent viewing this KML route in 3D)…
    • Click the “KML” button again to toggle it off…
    • Click the “3D” button to reset the map to a 3D view;
    • Click the “MWObs” button to turn on weather stations; red markers have expired data, green markers are labeled with up-to-date (< 2 hours) temperature (F), wind speed & direction… Click the button again to toggle it off…
    • Click the “Trails” button to turn on an overlay showing hiking trails in the White Mtn Nat’l Forest; this layer is for reference only, and varies greatly in accuracy… Click the button again to toggle it off…
    • Click the “Steep” button to turn on an overlay showing slopes in the White Mtn Nat’l Forest that are steep enough to avalanche… Click the button again to toggle it off…
    • Clicking the “MWAC” button won’t do anything yet, there’s something wrong on the webserver with the avalanche forecast, that’s coming soon…
    • Click the “Fullscreen” button (bottom right) to maximize the map on your screen; the “GPX” button doesn’t work well in Fullscreen, because it hides the clock & timeline widgets; Fullscreen works great on a phone held in landscape orientation… Click the Escape key, or your phone’s Back button, to exit Fullscreen mode…

 

A-Z & Avalon Trails Jct

The following SAMPLE MAPS were produced by Jon Hall for GBA as examples of maps that could be included in future proposals to the U.S. Forest Service, based on USDA Forest Service Standard Trail Plans and Specifications, a Step-by-Step Guide, v1.0 November 2014, which apply to “…the design, construction, and maintenance of National Forest System trails”.  The title blocks are excerpts from the Title Sheet (STD_900-01) and Vicinity Map (STD_900-02), pages 1 and 2 of a Sample Trail Package and Trail Plans; they are not meant to imply any proposal to the Forest Service has been made by GBA, nor is any proposal imminent regarding Mount Field; these maps are solely for demonstration purposes:

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2 comments on “Mount Field, Granite Backcountry AllianceAdd yours →

  1. Very disappointing, the MWObs weather data is being cached somewhere on the server, and appear color-coded green for less-than-2-hours-old, but they are hours behind the JSON feed of actual current temperature, wind speed & direction, on the MWObs mountwashington.org website. My localhost development server does not have this issue; I think I can solve thru web configuration…

  2. The map looks great on my Windows laptop, but the credits cover 3/4 of the map on my Samsung Android phone! The map is almost unusable on my phone. I will look into the CSS later, and see if I can style the credits container and button labels correctly on small screens.

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