LocalHikes invites you to become a part of our growing, nationwide team of hike reporters. Get involved in sharing your hiking experiences with others. Get recognition from the thousands of other hikers that will learn about the hikes you post. Becoming a hike reporter is easy and there is no cost involved. Click the button below to become a reporter today!
Benefits of becoming a hike reporter include:
Free software including National Geographic's TOPO! and our own HikeReporter application
The fame of being a hike reporter with your photo, personal web site, and biography linked to each hike you post
The pride of authoring a hike report that helps others in your community find great hikes
Best of all, being a reporter is a great motivator to get out and hike more!
Adding a hike to the LocalHikes site is easy:
Find a hike you would like to share with other folks in your area.
While on the hike, take some photographs with your digital camera and make a few notes of the most interesting aspects of the hike.
Back at home, use TOPO! to create a topographic map and elevation profile of the hike
Next, use HikeReporter to collect all the information about a hike including descriptions, photos, topo maps, etc.
Once all the information is gathered, a single click of the mouse will put the hike on the LocalHikes web site.
The process of becoming a hike reporter works as follows:
Complete the Hike Reporter Application by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page
Your application will be reviewed and within 3 days you will receive email notification authorizing you as a hike reporter, with access to the exclusive HikeReporter Central area of the LocalHikes Site. From here, you can download the HikeReporter application. An installation CD will also be mailed to you.