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Mountains Outdoors

Get Your Gear and Go with These Apps for the Great Outdoors

Ready to embark on an adventure in the great outdoors? Let your iPhone be your guide. From hiking to surfing these apps will make sure you head in the right direction, find the best snow and surf, and show you where to camp.

Grab Your Backpack

Put on your hiking boots , strap on your backpack, and prepare to trek the trails. These hiking apps help you find the locations you want, give you the maps you need, and keep you on track.

Gaia GPS: Hiking, Hunting Maps

Setting a new standard for outdoor apps

Gaia GPS: Hiking, Hunting Maps

Plan a hike with Gaia: GPS

For folks who love exploring the back country

Gaia GPS has been around for years, making wilderness exploration easier and safer than ever before. In the latest version, it's been infused with the best topographical maps available in the United States, Canada and other countries. Gaia GPS supports downloading maps for offline use, and allows you to save your tracks, way points, and maps to the cloud so you can access them from any of your iOS devices or computer. Search for trails, parks, natural features, and more from within one app.

Why we love it

Gaia GPS has, and continues to, set the standard that other outdoors GPS apps have to live up to. It includes topo maps from the United States Geological Service, United States Forestry Service, and more. It even has its own vector-based topographic map of the entire world, and all of the maps are easy to download for use even when you have no internet connection. Allowing you to record and save tracks and way points, it's like having a standalone GPS device right in your iPhone.

Map My Hike+ by Under Armour

The ultimate app for tracking and mapping your hike

Map My Hike+ by Under Armour

Map My Hike+ by Under Armour

For people who want to take their hikes more seriously

With Map My Hike+, you have a complete app for encouraging you on your hikes, tracking and mapping your travels, and sharing your experiences with others. You can also discover new paths to hike, and keep an eye on your performance progress by reviewing previous hikes. The app helps you monitor and analyze your heart rate, so you can get a real workout in while you hike. After each hike, you can access detailed statistics including pace, distance, duration, calorie burn, elevation, and more.

Why we love it

Map My Hike+ provides all the information you need to keep track of your hiking. You get detailed statistics about your workout along with a map of your hike. You can also find new hiking trails by sharing your own and discovering what trails the other 40 million members of Map My Hike+ are hiking.

Map My Hike by Under Armour

The free version of the ultimate hiking app

Map My Hike by Under Armour

Map My Hike by Under Armour

For the hiker who wants detailed statistics of their journeys to share with a large community

Map My Hike provides you with a terrific way to map your travels and share them with others. It helps you discover new hiking trails to explore, all the while allowing you to keep an eye on how well you're performing during your workout. If you have an Apple Watch, Map My Hike integrates with the wearable to monitor and analyze your heart rate, so you can make sure you're maximizing your workout. At the end of the hike, detailed statistics are available to review and share, including pace, distance, duration, calorie burn, elevation, and more.

Why we love it

This app gives you all the information you need to make the most of your hike. It allows you to view detailed statistics about your journeys, mapping your progress and helping you build your endurance with encouragement and motivation. The only downside is that you can't download the maps for offline use.

Cast Your Line

If reeling in that huge fish is your favorite outdoor activity, then these apps are for you. With nautical charts, fishing maps, and navigators, you will be baiting your hook for the big catch in no time.

Track Your Target

Whether you are an expert hunter or an eager beginner, you can find just the right place with the game you seek. Grab your gear and take a look at these apps before your next big hunting excursion.

BaseMap: Hunting App
BaseMap: Hunting App

BaseMap: Hunting App

Balch Outdoor Enterprises Inc.

BaseMap is a lot more than just a mobile app. It is a complete hunt planning and navigation system, including a powerful online hunt planning application. BaseMap gives you the research data you need to plan and apply for hunts, while also giving you map overlays you need to navigate in the field.

With a BaseMap subscription, you get 2 apps in 1. You get full access to BaseMap’s powerful online (desktop) hunt planning and scouting application, as well as the powerful mobile phone application for navigating in the field, mobile scouting, and mobile hunt planning.

BaseMap subscriptions include multiple states and can be purchased on our website. Free Plans include basic map use and mobile features. Paid subscriptions include map overlays and Research Data.

Please see our coverage areas and plan options on our website.





MOBILE GPS - Always know your exact location while in the field. See where you are in relation to property boundaries, roads, trails, and more.

OFFLINE GPS - Know exactly where you are in real time even without cellular or WiFi coverage. Explore the backcountry with confidence.

MAP ENGINE - A powerful map engine allows you to view map overlays for Land Ownership, Unit Boundaries, Species Habitat Areas, Roads, Trails, Wildfires, Timber Cuts, Roadless Area, Wilderness Areas, Restricted Areas, Points of Interest, Private Land Opportunities, and more.

DRAW ODDS – Greatly increase your chance of drawing a tag. View draw odds and preference point maps for select species (elk, deer, antelope) right on your mobile phone. Instantly see the units you can draw with the points you have acquired. View detailed data for each unit such as Hunt Codes, Quota’s, Resident Odds, Non-Resident Odds, Success Rates, Minimum Points to draw, and more. Draw Odds for all species can be found in the desktop Hunt Planner.

HARVEST DATA – Greatly increase your chance of success. View harvest success maps for select species (elk, deer, antelope) right on your mobile phone. Compare and sort units on a statewide level to quickly see where hunters are having the most success, see which units are producing the most bulls or bucks, or see how many hunters are hunting a particular unit. Harvest Data for all species can be found in the desktop Hunt Planner.

SAVED HUNTS - BaseMap organizes all of your waypoints, routes, photos, notes, and hunts for you...automatically. Hunts can be synced with the BaseMap desktop application.

MOBILE SCOUTING - Add detailed scouting data to your maps from your mobile device. Add waypoints to any location on the map and add auto-geotagged photos of your current location.

HUNT DETAILS - View detailed data for your saved hunts including unit number, hunt type, license required, tag options, and hunting regulations. Direct links to purchase or apply for tags, view draw results, view leftover tags, complete harvest reports, and more.

SUN/MOON/WEATHER - Want to plan your hunt around phases of the moon? Want to know what the extended forecast looks like for your hunt? BaseMap has moon phase calendars as well as current and extended weather data. View sunrise and sunset tables and see current wind speed and direction.

TRIP CALCULATOR - Keep track of your distance traveled, time, average speed, elevation, heading, and location coordinates.

COMPASS - View your current direction and heading at any time within the trip computer or full screen mode.

Please see our website for additional Hunt Planner features included with your subscription.

If you experience any problems or would like to send us feedback, please email us at [email protected]

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Hunt Wisconsin
Hunt Wisconsin

Hunt Wisconsin

David Manske

Hunt Wisconsin is your FREE go-to app for Deer, Turkey, Waterfowl and Bear hunting in Wisconsin. Designed by hunters for hunters, you'll be armed with the most accurate information and innovative features to help you be more successful as you Hunt Wisconsin!

- Quickly reference the Wisconsin DNR's Deer, Turkey, Waterfowl and Bear season daily hunting hours for your location using exact start and stop times based on your GPS or chosen County/Zone
- View the hunting season open and close dates per game, including special season hunts such as muzzleloader and youth hunts
- Easily access Wisconsin DNR's hunting rules and regulations handbooks for the various game species included

- View hourly weather conditions including wind, weather, temperature and chance of precipitation for today, and the next 7 days, to plan your hunt
- Prepare for increased movement as the moon phase changes and be in the know with the moon phase per day
- Maximize your hunting time using exact sunrise and sunset times based on your GPS
- Get real-time updates from Wisconsin DNR hunting reports and news

- Instantly access real-time weather conditions for your current location
- Improve your stand or blind setup with location-based wind direction that rotates with your phone’s compass to show you the exact direction and speed of wind
- View an overhead satellite and terrain map of your current hunting location and surrounding property
- Register your kill online with quick links to the Wisconsin DNR's Go Wild online registration site

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NY Hunting Rules & Hunting Regulations - PITA
NY Hunting Rules & Hunting Regulations - PITA

NY Hunting Rules & Hunting Regulations - PITA

Peter Pallo

Must have hunting app exclusive for New York State!

* FREE hunting season updates when information becomes available!
- Currently available for 2017-2018 NY hunting seasons
* View open game based on Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) & Date
* View seasons based on WMU
* Specifically designed to work without a network signal
* Includes all hunting information for:
- Amphibian
- Big Game
- Furbearer
- Migratory
- Reptile
- Small Game
- Unprotected Game (open year round)
- Waterfowl
- Youth Hunts
* Season information including:
- Season dates
- Hours
- Detailed location information
- Bag and possession limits
- Legal arms

Hunting regulations made easy! NY hunting rules and hunting regs. Permitted In The Area (PITA) is an application that makes it simple to figure out what hunting seasons are open in the selected area. Whether you are in the woods or planning a future hunt, all the information you need to know is a couple clicks away. With PITA, you no longer have to decipher the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Guide. We made it simple by providing all the information right at your fingertips!

You will love this app!

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onX Hunt: #1 GPS Hunting App
onX Hunt: #1 GPS Hunting App

onX Hunt: #1 GPS Hunting App

onXmaps, Inc.

onX Hunt has been featured in Field and Stream, Outdoor Life and American Hunter as a must-have Hunting app for any Hunter. Used by hundreds of thousands of US hunters.

Know where you stand with the most trusted and accurate map data: Use onX Hunt as a fully functioning free GPS on your phone. View private and public land ownership maps, Hunting Units, roads and trails, US topographic maps and more! Turn your phone into the best free hunting GPS with offline maps, location tracking GPS for hunting, and more!


• Web Map for scouting at home and syncing data to your mobile. Web Hunting Map:
• Aerial view maps and 24K Topographical Maps with GPS Navigation
• Hunting Units or Game Management Units (GMU) for multiple species (such as Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Black Bear, Elk, Moose, Mountain Lion, Mule Deer, Mountain Goat, Wolf, Whitetail Deer, and Turkey hunting)
•The onX Hunt App is a hunting GPS with tracks and custom waypoints: mark waypoints with icons or photos to navigate back to your vehicle, camp, or hunt stand
• Easily measure distances between treestands hunt stands and blinds
• Mark Custom Waypoints: Camp, Truck, Trail Cam, Deer, Elk, etc.
• Measure acreage with the Shape Tool to easily measure food plots
• Track the distance, duration, and speed of your hunt with our GPS Hunting Tracker
• Topographical quad maps
• Points of Interest & Geographic Feature
• DNR Info


Turns your phone into the best GPS for outdoor GPS functionality by using the GPS tracker built into your phone, or tablet, to display your location on the map. Cellular network coverage is NOT needed, as tile saving technology allows you to save basemaps and layers for offline use.


While onX Hunt and many of its features are free, you will also start a free Premium State Membership trial when you install the App. This allows you to try a full-featured Premium State Membership for 7 days.


With a Premium State Membership, you gain access to our proprietary hunting GPS maps developed by our GIS team. A Premium State Membership costs $29.99/year. Get the same great features of onX Hunt but with the additional benefits of:

• Public land like Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM maps), Wildlife Management Areas, County and State land hunting maps, Timber Lands, and more!
• Landowner names with property line maps and boundaries in available counties*
• Search by landowner name or hunting property landowner boundaries to scout and look for new areas to hunt.
• Save private, or public hunting land maps for use when you are out of cell phone coverage.
• GMUs or Hunting Units for multiple species (such as Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Black Bear, Elk, Moose, Mountain Lion, Mule Deer, Mountain Goat, Wolf, White Tailed Deer, and Turkey Hunting)
• Possible Access Lands, Walk-In areas, Block Management Areas and private lands open to the public.
• The largest database of nationwide Roads and Trails ever built.
* Private landownership maps may not be available for all counties.


With an Elite Membership, you gain access to our proprietary maps for all 50 states. Easily scout and plan hunts in any state now for one membership price. Available for $99.99/year or $14.99/month.

•Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, & identify the cost of the renewal.
•Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of Purchase.
•Visit the following URL for full terms of use:
•Turn off auto-renewal via the main Settings app:


Having a problem, or want to request new features please contact us at
[email protected]

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TerraStride Inc.

HuntStand, the #1 free hunting app in the world, is the only hunting and land management app you will ever need. This revolutionary app is packed with invaluable mapping, weather, tracking, and social features.

HuntStand was carefully designed to work in both online and offline environments. Using this app, you will have access to offline weather and maps of your hunt areas. You can edit your maps while out “in the field” then sync them with your HuntStand account.

Use our Harvest, Sightings, and Task logging features to understand your property like never before.

Fully map your property using 67 easily discernible custom icons, shapes, and lines including scouting marks, stands, property boundaries, food plots, ponds, roads, trails, and numerous other important objects of interest. Attach notes to your map objects and sort them by time and type.

View distance and area measurements using our advanced measurement tools. Our app will give you extremely accurate map-based distances in feet, meters, and yards and area measurements in acres.

HuntStand's interface is simple, yet powerful, and puts many useful tools right at your fingertips.

Create an account and gain the ability to:
-Sync Hunting Area maps with
-View and edit maps using ultra-advanced on-line mapping features
-See private property boundaries and owner info (10/month for free)
-Share maps with friends
-Create a personal profile
-Add friends to your network
-Locate your friends using the Friend Finder feature
-Watch content from Carbon Media
-Join group hunting areas (allowing you to share and edit maps with your hunting friends)
-View advanced statistics built from your personal harvest and sighting history
-Sync your maps with other devices (computers, tablets, phones)

HuntStand features our revolutionary patent pending HuntZone technology. The HuntZone scent tool shows wind speed, direction, distance, and time in the most streamlined and efficient way possible. You can “slide” through wind forecasts and view the effects on your desired hunting area. The HuntZone tracks where your scent will be both at a specific time and throughout your hunt, allowing you to plan accordingly.

Have access to highly detailed weather and solunar information including a current weather page, (with useful charts) a 72 hour forecast, and a 5 day outlook.

HuntStand, powered by TerraStride, will revolutionize the way people hunt and operate in the outdoors.

In-App Purchase Subscriptions:

Unlimited Parcels - $11.99 per year
• Receive 1-year of unlimited parcel requests for $11.99.
• $11.99 will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the year.
• Your account will be charged $11.99 for a 1-year renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the year.
• The subscription may be managed by you, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
• Any unused portion of the 10 free parcels clicks per month will be forfeited when the user purchases a parcel subscription, and the 10 free parcel clicks per month will resume normally if the user cancels their subscription.

Ad-Free version - $5.99 per year
• Receive 1-year of no advertising within the app for $5.99.
• $5.99 will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the year.
• Your account will be charged $5.99 for a 1-year renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the year.
• The subscription may be managed by you, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Catch a Wave

From the best beaches to the biggest waves, if you like to surf, check out these apps. Get the forecast for your favorite surfing spot or discover a new one. So, wax your board and suit up to catch the next wave.

MSW Surf Forecast
MSW Surf Forecast

MSW Surf Forecast


Find the best beaches and waves

Check the surf forecast, get the location conditions, and view the helpful charts. The MSW Surf Forecast app is the tool you need before you head to the beach for your next surfing adventure.

Bundle Up

Maybe you are a snow-seeker and cannot get enough of winter activities. From snowboarding to skiing to snow reports, snag an app that will get you warmed up for those chilly weather sports.

Snow Report & Forecast

Snow Report & Forecast

LW Brands, LLC

** The #1 NOAA Snow Forecast app **

Features Include:
* Recent snowfall reports
* 3-day hourly snowfall forecast
* 7-day snowfall prediction charts
* 5-day National Weather Service weather summary
* Detailed NWS Discussion reports
* Easily add multiple weather stations to your 'favorites'

NOAA Weather Forecast Reports Include:
- Snowfall
- Cumulative snow depth
- Rainfall
- Wind speed
- Air temperature
- Relative Humidity

** Available for iPad and iPhone **

Important Note: NOAA Snow Forecast data is primarily available for the continental USA and most of Canada. Data is not available in Hawaii or Alaska. If you have questions about data coverage, please email me.

The new 5-day NOAA/NWS Point-Forecast feature is only available for locations in USA territory.

Please feel free to contact me with questions, feedback, feature requests and bug reports at [email protected]




Cloudnine Weather LLC

Plan your perfect powder day or ski vacation with OpenSnow.

Conveniently displayed on your iOS device, OpenSnow gives you access to the best snow forecasts, snow reports, and live webcams for over 2,000 mountain locations across the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe.

Main features include daily analysis from OpenSnow’s team of local forecasters, the ability to compare your favorite mountains on one screen, and the option to receive custom snow forecast and report alerts so you never miss another powder day.

Download today and see why WIRED named OpenSnow as one of “The Best Mobile Apps for Skiing and Snowboarding”.

— OpenSnow All-Access, In-App Purchase —

Payment for OpenSnow All-Access entitles you to OpenSnow All-Access usage and its features. OpenSnow All-Access is an auto-renewable subscription, which will renew yearly at $19.99. Payment will be charged to the user's iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

Full terms and conditions can be found here: and

Sales through Apple iTunes will be governed by Apple’s refund policy. We value all of our customers and encourage you to provide feedback on your experience. Please get in touch with us at [email protected]

snoww: ski & snowboard tracker

snoww: ski & snowboard tracker

snoww ltd

snoww is a social ski tracking app that allows you to follow friends and compare vital ski statistics, or compete with other skiers and snowboarders to climb your way to the top of your mountain’s leaderboard.

Record your distance, vertical drop, top speed and calories burned. Upload photos and share your day with friends.

Prove that you’re the best skier on the mountain by competing with friends, locals and pros from around the world.

Compare your stats over time and unlock trophies for achieving milestones.

See where your friends, locals, or the pros are skiing by following their profiles and checking out their latest tracks.

No need to worry about Jerry when he takes a wrong turn. See the location of your group in real-time with our live tracking feature. Also perfect for keeping tabs on your kids in their ski lessons.

You can choose to connect snoww with HealthKit, which will sync your downhill ski and snowboarding workouts to Apple's Health app.

Skiing in another country? snoww records using GPS without using any mobile data!

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Set Up Camp

When your outdoor activities take you to the woods, a lake, or a mountain, find the ideal place to set up camp for the night. These campground finders help you locate RV, cabin, and tent spots quickly and easily.

Camp & RV - Tents to RV Parks

Camp & RV - Tents to RV Parks

Allstays LLC

Camp & RV - Tents to RV Parks

For those interested in a campground locator that provides rest area, fuel, and repair spots.

Camp & RV from Allstays LLC provides a simple way to find the campground that’s right for your next outdoor adventure. The app includes filters for finding the perfect spot, whether it be for tent or RV camping. You can also check out rest area locations, parking lots, and repair centers.

Why we love it

For finding your ultimate campground, Camp & RV is the way to go.

Camp and Tent

Find campgrounds with tent, RV, or both types of sites in the U.S. and Canada.

Camp and Tent

Pick a state, type, and city

For those who like campground finders with tons of details and tent only site options.

Camp and Tent is a great tool for finding campgrounds across the U.S. as well as Canada. With tons of filter options, you can find the exact type of site you want. The app also includes maps, reviews, weather, and ratings, along with campground details, in one handy app.

Why we love it

Camp and Tent has a nice variety of features, filters, and details for finding the ideal campground for your trip.

KOA | RV, Cabin & Tent Camping

Find official KOA campgrounds for tents, RVs, and cabins in the U.S. and Canada.

KOA | RV, Cabin & Tent Camping

Get full details and book

For those who like KOA campgrounds and want to reserve sites directly from the app.

KOA Campgrounds is a terrific app for locating KOA sites. The app not only provides campground and site details, but also includes hot deals, campground maps, filtering options, notifications, and more. Whether you have a tent or RV or would rather stay in a cabin, this app makes it easy to find the perfect spot.

Why we love it

KOA Campgrounds is the best way to find KOA locations across the U.S. and Canada. Once you find the spot you want, you can book your site from the app with a tap.

Read and Explore

If you love everything outdoors, from sports to activities to camping, then these magazine apps are perfect. Check out park locations, wildlife details, new trails, and much more with the flip of page.