LATCH: Live and Relive the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced the Kickstarter campaign for the Latch app.

For the past year and a half, the ATC have been working with design studio P’unk Ave to come up with a way to let people share their memories from the Appalachian Trail and connect with what’s happening on the Trail.

Born from a shared passion for the Trail and based on extensive research of the Trail and hikers, Latch is the solution arrived at. Latch is a tool for capturing the aura and majesty of the Appalachian Trail through the lens of those experiencing the Trail and for those who long to be on it.

The app allows users to capture and share these moments while still being in them – whether on the Trail, or looking back at the images, videos, sounds, and thoughts of a previous excursion, months or years later.

It even allows trekkers to put their phone on “Backpacker mode” — similar to airplane mode. In it, users will only be able to capture what they see and hear but not get lost in their mobile devices. This allows the user to be at one with nature, while still capturing those magical moments.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy needs your help with funding for Latch to become a reality. Please take a look at the campaign and consider backing the project, and share with any friends and contacts you think may be interested.


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