We (the Guthook’s Guides development team) are alarmed at the increasing number of people stating their intention to hike without paper maps.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND APPS CAN FAIL.
IT IS A HORRIBLE IDEA TO RELY SOLELY ON A DEVICE OR AN APP AS YOUR SOLE NAVIGATION SOURCE.
There’s really not much more to it than that.
We love technology, and we love our customers who use our apps. But please carry paper maps with you — even if it’s just as a back up — when you hit the trail.