The Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia sections of the IAT/SIA have been added to the FarOut trail app for long-distance hikers. Formerly known as Guthook Guides, the new sections join IAT/SIA guides for Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec which were released in 2020.
For those unfamiliar with FarOut, it was first developed as an iPhone app in 2012 by AT thru-hiker (and Maine native) Ryan Linn and has become the most widely used trail app for long-distance hikers in the years since.
The app allows hikers to download detailed, up-to-date maps and information on campsites, water sources, resupply opportunities and more to any smart phone. Additionally, users can share information about current trail conditions, hiker-friendly towns or places to get a good hamburger.
The guide app downloads everything to a hiker’s phone, so a cellphone signal is not required on the trail. User created comments are saved in the app and may be uploaded when cellphone or WIFI service is available. The guides can also be viewed in a web browser on any computer.
The Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia sections are available for $5 and $9 (USD). The original Maine and New Brunswick sections are available for $7 (USD) each and the Quebec section is $13. You can but all five sections for $30 – a 25% savings! For more information visit the FarOut website.