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WhereToTrek

Explore and contribute to treks around the world

WhereToTrek

Explore and contribute to treks around the world

Wheretotrek is aimed at being a repository of all trekking and hiking destinations around the world, a crowdsourced wikipedia of trekking where people can explore as well as contribute to the treks and hikes.

We aim to create a platform where trekkers can browse through the information about a trek, best time to visit, how to reach by air or road, conditions (temperature, difficulty, snow, duration), best months, and browse through some of the images for the treks. Also, the trekkers can go through the Blogs about the trek. If the trek needs to be conducted by an agency the trekkers can visit the agencies pages and book the trek themselves. For the trekkers, by the trekkers.

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I tried www.wheretotrek.com on a Windows 10 platform in Google Chrome version 60.0.3112.113 (Official Build) (64-bit). The top section of the website is not that appealing visually. The signpost logo is nice but adding the signposts to either side of the tagline, “Find Awesome Treks Around The World!” is a bit clunky and crowds the logo when the screen minimized to a narrow width. Because the search field and filter buttons take up so much of the screen, the results are below the scroll. I did not realize that my search or the buttons were working. There is no indication that my filters were on. There also is not an obvious way to clear the filters. When I searched for Houston, there were no results listed but there was not a message that told me there were no results available either. I was left wondering if the site was functioning correctly. When I did get results, I could not click on the photo to get more details. I had to click on the title. The temperature was only in Celsius, not Fahrenheit. On the trek details page, I liked the carousel of photos. I wanted to see the start and end points of the trail and perhaps a dotted line on the map. The cost amount does not indicate if it is in US dollars or another currency. When the screen is narrowed, the screen heading bumps into the site logo. The addition of user blogs adds interest. Will there be a place for users to add photos as well? The Share on Facebook link only shares the whole Where to Trek site and not an individual trek. The ability to highlight a single trek and share with friends on Facebook, perhaps creating an event would be an added bonus. Overall, it is an interesting concept but needs some finishing touches and community building.

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