AllTrails Hiking Phone App
The Alltrails hiking app for iPhone is a great way to emortalize a hike. The app maps your progress and calculates mileage and elevation gain. Take pictures during your hike and place them on the map in the exact location where they were taken. During your hike recording you can visually “find yourself” on the topo.
The app also has a “Lifeline” feature to call for help. If you are like me, I hike alone sometimes. It is reassuring to have the lifeline in case of an emergency.