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It’ll be very interesting to see just how far the mobile geo-tracking crowd will take applications like EveryTrail, which allows iPhone users to track their routes with phone GPS, see route maps drawn while they move, and plot pictures taken with their phone’s camera. After all, a large contingent of outdoors people — if they are iPhone owners at all — dream of disappearing into the trackless beyond. On the other hand, imagine the stories that might be recorded: Everglades backcountry overnighters, Wind River range pack trips, or a week of fly-out lodge fishing.
Back in the 1970s, guide Bob Montgomery checked his clients’ gear for any traces of fried chicken (it got grease on the deck); today’s paranoid guides might think a full-body search is in order.