Explore over 10,000 outdoor adventures at trailpeak.com
OTTAWA, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts now
have access to an innovative tool to help them discover and explore over
10,000 outdoor trails in Canada and the U.S.
The Trailpeak.com iPhone trails application, developed in Canada by
Trailswest Online Inc., uses the iPhone's built-in GPS and assisted-GPS
function in conjunction with information from Trailpeak.com's collection of
biking, hiking and paddling information to provide users with a list of trails
near the user's location. Users can then browse the search results based on
activity, trail length, level of difficulty and ratings to select a trail. The
iPhone application then provides users with maps and turn-by-turn directions
right to the trailhead.
While Trailpeak.com has been providing extensive trail information
including Google maps and GPS downloads for several years, the new application
means that outdoor adventurers can now look for trail information while en
route or when near a destination, as well as use the trails information to
plan trips online from home.
Adventurers can look for and explore hundreds of well known and hidden
gems such as Thrill Me Kill Me, a seven kilometre mountain bike trail near
Whistler, Spout Path, a 16 kilometre hiking and snowshoeing trail that edges
the spectacular rocky East Coast of Newfoundland, and the 90 kilometre
Killarney LaCloche canoe route near Georgian Bay.
"Trailpeak.com's users have helped create Canada's premier site for
linking the outdoor enthusiast with trails that match their ability by adding
trail information, images, and reviews," said Kurt Turchan, president of
Trailwest Online. "With the iPhone application, we have expanded our ability
to showcase Canada's natural beauty to locals, tourists and outdoor
enthusiasts looking for information ranging from an easy paddling experience
to a downhill mountain biking adventure."
Trailpeak.com is a web 2.0 community website built and maintained by
hiking, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, and snowshoeing
enthusiasts across Canada and the U.S. In addition to information and user
reviews on over 10,000 trails, it offers gear reviews, trail wish lists for
users, events and online forums.
About Trailswest Online Inc.
With offices in Ottawa and Vancouver, Trailswest Online Inc. specializes
in location based web 2.0 consulting and developing services.
For further information:
For further information: Melissa Wood, NATIONAL Public Relations, (613)
233-1699 X 229, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kurt Turchan, Trailswest Online Inc., (613)
864-3305, email@example.com; www.trailpeak.com