However, I have an iPhone, and I thought that there must be a proximity app. that would sound an alarm when we needed to leave the trail.
I tried a couple of freebie apps, but I didn't like them, so I decided to risk $3(!) and downloaded Last Stop.
This proved to be just what I wanted. I can type in my desired location and then I can set my proximity alarm to sound at any distance from 50 m to 9999 m.
So on our ride, I set an alarm for Small St Hampton and then made sure that the proximity range included the bike path. The proximity range is shown as a circle on the map, so it was easy to see where it intersected the bike path.
This worked like a charm! As we rode along the bike path in Hampton the alarm sounded and we knew to look for the Small Street turn-off.
Setting an alarm does seem to chew up battery power, so I suggest that you use a Mophie Juice Pack if you are going on a long ride.
I think that Last Stop will be really good for directionally-challenged people like me, as I can set alarms at all the crucial points on a bike trail to make sure I don't make a wrong turn.
Good theory anyway!
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