OK, you’re hiking with friends and get to an overlook and the conversation starts… “What is that mountain over there and what about that one in the distance?” “Is that Mount Snow?” “No, Snow is more that way, maybe it’s Haystack” “I think it must be…” “No, I think it’s…” And you all walk away not really knowing what you were looking at. Does this sound familiar?
Your queries are solved with a neat little app named “Peak Finder”. Just hold your phone up and point it in the direction of the mountains you want to identify and you will see a panoramic drawing with peaks labeled. How cool is that?
(View is what can be seen from the top of Mount Anthony.)
Now, you can click the ‘Camera Mode’ button and overlay the image of your camera with the panoramic drawing.
(View is from Woodford area north of Route 9.)
Other cool features:
You can also ‘telescope in’ to find less prominent peaks, adjust the compass setting, see the visibility range, ‘fly up’ to the mountain and see the views from the top, or see a list of all the mountains visible from your current location.
While out in the wilderness, if you are confused about where you are, by knowing the name of the mountain seen you could orient yourself to the direction you want to walk.
WOW! All this for $4.99. It’s the best bargain of the day.