IPhone/Android Mountain Applications

There’s some talk about building a highpoint app. That got us searching and here’s some existing apps:
*Peaks – Identifies mountains based on your camera and gps (for Iphone)
*14ers – Helps with route info on 14’ers (for android)
*Geocache Navigator – Works on almost any GPS enabled phone. Downloads closest geocaches.
*Peakfinder - Western U.S. peaks (for iphone)


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Backpack In Your Own 500 Watt Hydroelectric Power Plant

When you really, really, really need the extra juice to run your ipad, why not carry along your own 30-pound hydroelectric power plant. Set it up on any stream deeper than four feet (running at 7.5 feet/second), dig two trenches on opposite sides of a river and insert a lightweight anchor into each then run a synthetic rope between the anchors and you’re good to go.


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JakPak Combines Jacket, Sleeping Bag and Tent

Why backpack your tent and sleeping bag when you can wear it? Jakpak Gizmodo article


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Alpine Club Buys Mount McKinley Model


The Alaska section of the American Alpine Club has purchased a detailed model of Mount McKinley that contain 10,000 data points per square inch and is aimed to help climbers understand the mountain.
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O'Neill Europe Solar Backpack Powers Ipod and Bluetooth Cell Phones


O’Neill Europe is marketing a solar backpack that will power your Ipod and Bluetooth wireless headset.
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Artist Sells $215 Sneakers With Map and Compass Built In for Aliens


The BBC and other sources report a New York artist is selling sneakers for illegal aliens for $215 that include a built in map and compass.
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Cell Phone GPS Coordinates Leader to Rescue on Greylock Trail in Colorado


The Windsor Tribune reports a woman was rescued in Poudre Canyon after a dispatcher used GPS directions to locate her.
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Witches of Jerimoth Hill


In playing with the print.google.com I came across an excerpt from Haunted Heritage talking about the witches of Jerimoth Hill.
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Telescope Size of Football Stadium Proposed for Mauna Kea


A Canadian company is seeking to build the world’s largest telescope — the size of a football field — on Mauna Kea.
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Use Your Water Bottle as a Flashlight


Lightcap has unveiled a solar powered cap for your water bottle.
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