New Mobile Hiking Guide for Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef National Parks

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[] Ivins, Utah - TalkingRockies, LLC, a pioneer in mobile recreation guides, and David Day, Utah's authoritative hiking writer and author of the best-selling hiking guidebook, "Utah's Incredible Backcountry," have just released a mobile guide for the best backcountry hikes in Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef National Parks. This guide works on all models of the iPhone and iPod touch.

This is the first of a series of mobile guides that will be released during the course of this year by TalkingRockies and David Day. These guides are designed to acquaint visitors from all over the world with the natural treasures of Utah's heritage, and to introduce outdoor enthusiasts to the wonders and adventures that await them in Utah's incredible backcountry.

Incredible Backcountry provides a simple and powerful checklist feature for every hiking challenge and season. This great capability is integrated with Appigo's popular Todo personal productivity tool, so it's a snap to have the same checklists in both apps.

Phil Karren, founder of TalkingRockies, says, "This innovative mobile guide is designed to help park visitors interested in a more intimate experience with the park, providing the right amount of detail needed to help get into and enjoy the less-traveled, and most breathtaking terrain these parks have to offer. Building and sharing plans is also simple, as well as posting experiences on facebook."

With a few taps and swipes, users also have access to simple and attractive trail maps, detailed trail descriptions, trailhead directions, images and useful facts about the hikes, including difficulty, distance, elevations, coordinates at the trailhead and of the summit or key item of interest. Now hikers can have the information they need at all times, whether they're on the trail, or back in town thinking about their next backcountry experience.

Zion treks include overnight outings for the East Rim, West Rim, the Narrows and Hop Valley to Kolob Arch. Day hikes include Taylor Creek and two approaches to the Left Fork of North Creek (also known as the Subway). Bryce hikes include Peekaboo, Fairlyland, Queen's Garden and Riggs' Springs (an overnight trek). In Capitol Reef, hikes include Hickman Bridge and Navajo Knobs; Cohab Canyon and Frying Pan Trail with Cassidy Arch; Chimney Rock and Spring Canyon; and both the Upper and Lower Muley Twist hikes (the lower is an overnight plan).

David Day, backpacker, writer and scenic photographer, has published ten books and over two thousand photographs of Southeast Asia and the American West. He moved, with his family, to Provo, Utah in 1991, and for the past 18 years his publishing efforts have been focused primarily on the states of Utah and Colorado.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 3.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Utah's Incredible Backcountry (1.0) is $9.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.

TalkingRockies specializes in creating innovative mobile software that helps people make the most of their recreation and hobby time. Copyright (C) 2010 TalkingRockies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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