Pods Hike Form

Hike Form

  • Enter the hike's name here. In place of an apostrophe, use ' . Max length: 100 characters.

  • Select the region from the drop-down list.

  • Select the hike class from the drop-down list. A is the easiest, E is the most difficult. See Definitions.

  • Hike distance in miles. Max length = 4 characters. (Examples: 5.0, 6.5, 12.3)

  • Enter the lowest elevation in ft during the hike. Max length = 5 characters. (Examples: 3589, 12600.)

  • Enter the elevation change (maximum minus minimum) for the hike. Max length = 4 characters. (Examples: 5, 200, 3000.)

  • Enter the total uphill in ft. Max length = 4 characters. (Examples: 50, 500, 2500.) Also called "gain" in mapping software programs.

  • Enter the total downhill in ft. Max length = 4 characters. Will be the same as total uphill if returning to the starting trailhead.

  • Select the average grade from the drop-down list. Usually reported by mapping software programs.

  • Choose the most applicable route type from the drop-down list.

  • Enter the drive miles, round trip. Max length: 3 characters. (Examples: 4, 50, 400.)

  • Select the drive time one-way. Round to the nearest value.

  • Check the appropriate seasons for this hike.

  • Select "Yes" when all access roads to the hike trailhead are either paved or good gravel (not dirt).

  • Select "Yes" when all parts of the hike are on constructed, maintained trails intended for hiking/biking, not on lava rock, and with no stream crossings.

  • Select "Yes" when a GPS is advised to locate the trailhead and/or to conduct the hike as described.

  • Select the attractions for this hike.

  • Select the appropriate hiker limit. See Limits.

  • Say why a hiker might want to go on this hike. Max length: 300 characters.

  • Say why a hiker might want to avoid this hike. Examples: edge exposure, very steep, no shade. Max length: 300 characters.

  • Enter the directions to the trailhead. Max length: 1920 characters.)

  • Enter how you would lead the hike, starting from PARK, weaving in the waypoint labels. Max length: 4000 characters.

  • Provide information helpful for scheduling the hike, such as "watch out for freeze and thaw for the access road". Max length: 1600 characters.

  • Select the vendor of the mapping software used in preparing the hike map.

  • Enter the name of the file on your computer.

  • You do not have access to upload / browse files. Contact your website admin to resolve.

    Download the map file from your hard drive. Allowed file types are jpg, jpeg, png, gif.

  • Enter waypoints from the waytrack file (also shown on the hike map), one waypoint per line. You may also include waypoints helpful in getting to the trailhead. List the waypoints in degrees, decimal minutes. Max length: 1920 characters.

  • Select the person who wrote most (or all) of the text.

  • Select the person who created the map.

  • Select the person who recorded the waypoints.

  • Select the person who recorded the track.

  • If you know a Maintainer who is willing to maintain this hike, select the name from the drop-down list. "Not Assigned" is the default.

  • Select the Hike Editor you prefer from the drop-down list.

  • Enter the date you notified the editor that the hike is ready to be edited.

  • You do not have access to upload / browse files. Contact your website admin to resolve.

    Before uploading any Photos, read Photos Instructions

  • Enter the name of Additional File 1.

  • Enter the name of Additional File 2.