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  • Reply to: General and Off Topic   3 years 1 month ago

    As one who accesses the new website on a PC rather than a mobile device, I sympathize with your concerns.  It seems that the new website was primarily designed with mobile users in mind, and that the old website was friendlier for users with a traditional computer.  However, I should point out two features that hae been added to the new website in response to concerns expressed by users.  First, there is a "printer-friendly" view of a hike or park that is avaiable if you scroll down the page.  This view is more friendly to the user in general, even if you don't intend to print anything, as you see entire hike description and all the relevant information pertaining to the hike on the same page -- just as you used to see it on the old website.  Second, a chart view of hikes has been created that approximates the view you would get on the old website when you clicked on "Find Hikes."  It is more complicated to get to this view than it was on the old site, but the view does exist.  To get there, you have to click first on the "Menu" icon in the upper right-hand corner of the home paee. Then, you have to click on "Hiking Resources" in the "Get Outdoors" box in the upper left-hand corner of the Menu page.  Then, when the "Hiking Resources" page comes up, you have to scroll down some distance until a list of various options appears.  You then click on "List View of Hikes" or "List View of Parks."  This is much more complicated and much less intuitive than it was under the old site, but at least this option exists for those who know how to use it.

  • Reply to: General and Off Topic   3 years 1 month ago
    Thanks for the great job the trail conference has done with the website over the years. I've used this website quite extensively for the past 10+ years and have found it quite helpful for exploring the outdoors in NJ and NY. I noticed the website was updated to a format which seems more friendly for multiple platforms on various smart devices. However, I favor the old website's format for use on a PC. Is there any way for the viewer to revert the website to the old format in order to browse it that way?
  • Reply to: Welcome to the Viewpoint Forum   3 years 2 months ago

    But all the entries were not imported correctly. When we sort that out we will make the forums more readily accessable.

  • Reply to: Welcome to the Viewpoint Forum   3 years 2 months ago
    Are these forums still active? Has forum info from old site been archived for new site access? Also I had to do a Search for "FORUMS" because there is nothing on face page that designates Forums. Linda /Jackson, NJ
  • Reply to: Hike Recommendations   3 years 4 months ago
    Looking for a suggested trail in Northern NJ or the Catskills.  My kids range in age from 12 to 16.  
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   3 years 4 months ago
    Have you tried hiking with a head net? Lack of bugs is one of the many reasons i prefer hiking in cool/cold weather.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   3 years 4 months ago
    I'm so glad the cool weather is knocking down the gnat population- finally!  They've really been bothering me this year.  Maybe, I'm just getting softer.  I actually quit about 5 hikes this year due to this.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   3 years 4 months ago
    No need to tell the police or even the rangers.  This is fairly common in the park.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   3 years 4 months ago
    I would guess fountains will be shut off Oct 31st, same time ancillary roads are closed, if I'm not mistaken.
  • Reply to: Hike Recommendations   3 years 4 months ago
    Another idea - If you hike about a half-mile up the Washburn trail on Mt. Taurus (Hudson Highlands SP), you come to a nice viewpoint overlooking the town of Cold Spring.