Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Mapping My Walk
The drawings above show the key to the various kinds of terrain I passed on or through or near. This area is so interesting to me because the trail goes through farmland on one side of the trail and woods on the other for a long distance. Meanwhile the river is constantly burbling and singing, cows are bellowing in farm fields, and occasional cars go whooshing by on the road, unseen but really quite close in places. Wonderful smells of roses and honeysuckle, the blues of blue-eyed grass, and cool breeze with warm sun made this a perfect afternoon for a walk.
You will not be interested in all the other information Map My Walk heaped on me: my speed, calories burned, something called Blitz speed(???), varying altitudes I passed through, other similar walks in my area, an offer to find friends for me to share my walk information with, and the offer to upgrade to a paid version of the app that will tell me even more. I could not be happier than I am with my free version and its miraculous little map that even shows when and where I deviated ten feet to check out some hammocks that were strung in a tree and in which students were napping.