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Re: Yosemite National Park Debuts New App That Helps Visitors Explore the Park

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avatar Yosemite National Park Debuts New App That Helps Visitors Explore the Park
August 06, 2019 03:49PM
A new app by Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy makes it easier to plan a visit and explore Yosemite National Park.

“This app features incredible content about what to see and do in Yosemite in different areas of the park during all seasons,” said Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds. “It’s a great tool intended to enrich visitors’ time in Yosemite.”

The app is available on iOS as NPS Yosemite National Park and on Android as NPS Yosemite. App users will find basic information about park services and programs, as well as an interactive map designed to help visitors locate iconic features, scenic spots, trailheads and amenities. The app features one-day itineraries to explore different areas of park, such as hiking in Yosemite Valley, experiencing the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and picnicking at Tenaya Lake. It offers self-guided tours to learn about Yosemite’s history and natural phenomena as well as schedules for a variety of activities, including art workshops and theater performances, Ranger-guided programs and more. The app also provides basic details about bus shuttles, road conditions, parking, where to eat in the park, and much more.

“This is a powerful tool to have in your hand to explore and learn about the park,” said Yosemite Conservancy President Frank Dean. “As more people experience Yosemite’s beauty, learn of its history and create memories, it will inspire them to preserve and protect it.”
Next week's news: "YNP announces the installation of cell phone towers along the main roads, the JMT, at the High Sierra Camps and on many peaks so that people will be able to use the app at miost geographic locations throughout the park."
Re: Yosemite National Park Debuts New App That Helps Visitors Explore the Park
August 07, 2019 02:45PM
Actually... the app supports the option of downloading the data (including the base map) for offline use, which somewhat impressed me, not because it would be that hard, but simply because the app developers thought of that use case. It's not a replacement for something like Gaia, but it will work when Google Maps doesn't.
Re: Yosemite National Park Debuts New App That Helps Visitors Explore the Park
August 07, 2019 05:40PM
Now if it would just include a reminder for me to download the info before I'm deep in the woods and need it...grin.



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