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  1. Link to Trail Maps

    I love your detailed section on the Kettle Range. You might want to add a link to these free PDF trail maps of the Kettle Range and other trails in Northeast Washington: http://panoramagem.com/Maps/Trails/TrailKML.html

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    • 1 vote
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      • Map Search Function

        Add a map search feature as an option on the main search pages.

        This is somewhat available once on a mountain or area/ranges' page and would be very useful could use on the main search pages as an alternative to typing text in or going through the lists.

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        • make mountains searchable by time of year to hike them.

          So somehow I could say I want to do a mountain in May in Utah and options would come up that are in utah and have a recomended climbing time that includes May. For some months like august there are tons of mountains so it doesnt matter as much but when I am trying to go early or late in the season it would be nice to have a list of suggested places to go.

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          • 1 vote
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              • Overviewing Maps Improvement

                Overviewing maps, that indicate routes, mountains, ranges and so forth. much like a "google maps plugin". So you can have an easy and fast overview. And even a download to google earth maybe so you can exchange routes and modify them for your use on your computer.

                6 votes
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                • More intuitive, less static.

                  Make the site more intuitive, right now it's very static and there's too much information on display constantly.
                  Also, i use google to find the right information on summipost. For example i search for "Zinalrothorn summitpost" to find the zinalrothorn page. You could improve the search function by being able to search on difficulty of a route. I know this must be difficult since there are so many different grading levels, and often description for a mountain say "Difficulty: pretty doable"

                  5 votes
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                  • 2D and 3D views

                    Have a map view and a Google Earth 3D view included on mountain pages

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                    • 4 votes
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                      • increase image thumbnail size

                        in the images section for a mountain, the image thumbnails are so small! increasing their size would make it easier for users to determine if they are interested in clicking through to the image link or continue browsing the thumbnail set

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                        • Make a Mobile site!

                          I use my phone a lot, if the site could be optimized for mobile or perhaps use an app, that would be fantastic!

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                          • Prevent low-lifers from stealing people's pages and hard work....

                            This problem can be easy resolved by locking each post with creators name and date of writing. (password protected) Then allow multiple posts of the same trip by other writers and their different view points.. Have a search engine that brings up all related posts of the trip. As readers, we can peruse, filter and gain knowledge from each individual post as we deem appropriate about each location and its specific focus. ie..technical climbing, ski descent, snowshoe outing, etc. This site and the info presented is very subjective and based on personal experience and abilities. This not a wikipedia of…

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                              • simplify the voting system

                                I’ve always been a fan of the current voting system under which votes 6-10 are positive, i.e. they add to the page score. The only grade I have not used during the last year is probably 2. However, watching how others vote I’ve come to think the grading scale should be simplified. I suggest modifying the current system by changing all votes 1-2 to 1, 3-5 to 2, 6-7 to 3, and 8-10 to 4.

                                The new guide to the meaning of the vote values (roughly):
                                1 does not fit in SP, should be deleted

                                2 full of errors or…

                                3 votes
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                                • Create a section for new hikers to this great hobby or sport. Identifying beginner trails. Terms common to the sport. Best practices.

                                  I am new to this hobby and love it so far. I am looking for guidance on what or what not to do. How to prevent injuries (blisters, toenails falling off etc). What equipment is really necessary and what is a waste of time. Good energy foods to eat before and during hike, allowing for diabetics as well. Good trails to start with. Understanding and defining terms and terminology. I have done several hikes and did Timpanogas this past week, probably wasn't ready for it. Basically looking for a beginners page/intro to hiking.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Add more search categories-Wildflowers for example, or Flora and Fauna

                                    When doing a search, I am restricted to five or six categories. I suggest an Advanced search with the ability to drill down to smaller categories based on geographical location. For example, I'm looking for posts about wildflowers in the Olympics. So I would look in Pacific Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Wildflowers

                                    7 votes
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                                    • try to reduce the negative parts of favoritism

                                      Quality photos, pages, and posts often go ignored if posted by a 'regular' member. I've seen plenty examples where a new photo from the same vantage from a popular SP'er gets way more attention than a better, previously posted pic. Similarly, I can see how this issue leads folks to stop participating in the site, only to have someone else grab their pages and take the credit. Some competition is great, but it's a little frustrating how the system works.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Make browsing photos quicker and easier. Having to load a page for every photo is very slow.

                                        I would say make browsing photos similar to FB where you can switch photo to photo rather quicky.

                                        53 votes
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                                        • Photo voting system: I suggest simple "thumbs up" vote.

                                          Maybe with a "+" or "-" to indicate good or excellent. How many votes does one see that are less than 10? If I don't feel it's a '10', I don't vote at all. Some have good subjects (being at the right place at the right time, for example), but look like they are taken with cell phones. The system I suggest could cover this ...

                                          13 votes
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