You can repeat your favorite sections over and over, explore a new 44 miles, walk over a series a days a little at a time or do it all at once! By partnering with our pals at The MST Guide, you’ll be able to track your mileage throughout the month. This is a special feature only available to those doing the 44 Mile Challenge. (After September, this feature will be a paid add-on feature.)
You can find the app in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Download it, then create a user account/trail profile and get hiking!
The MST Guide will host a leaderboard that will track the mileage hiked by all participants! This is an easy way for each participant to track their own mileage, plus a new way for us all to see what we can do together. Josh “PBS” Smith, creator of the app, has created a “how-to” guide for using the app.
PLEASE NOTE: The tracking feature is being finicky for some people, while working just fine for others. If you are one that it’s not working for, please use this google form to submit your mileage. Don’t stress out while you are hiking trying to get it to work, we’ll make sure your miles count!
If you already have the MST Guide app on your device, make sure you update it to get the new tracking feature and access to the leaderboard. Questions (make sure you check the user guide first to see if your question is answered) can be directed by email to Josh and Jester at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the direct message feature on Instagram @pockettrails.app.
All walkers who complete 44 miles on the MST by midnight on September 30th will be entered to win one of six wonderful prize packs from REI. The stores in Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, and Raleigh are all donating in support of our wonderful trail! Each prize pack will contain a different assortment of goodies but you can expect some wonderful surprises like these supplied by the Raleigh store. REI has been an extraordinary partner throughout the years – from grant funding, to in-store displays, to supporting this 44 Mile Challenge, thank you, REI!
And for the top five on the leaderboard at the end of September, the folks at The MST Guide will give free mileage tracking access for a year! We’ll toss in a pint glass and a few other goodies to those sitting atop the leaderboard, too.
For those who want to participate, but don’t want to use the app (yep, there are some of us who still like a paper guide), please track mileage and dates of hikes and submit via email to email@example.com by October 4th.