Thursday, June 27, 2013

Website Loading Problems

The website seems to be having problems this morning. I'm working with my hosting provider to get it fixed.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Portage Comments/Descriptions

I finally added the ability to comment on and describe portages on the interactive map. I have never found a "difficulty" rating system to be valuable for portages, so I did not include that. Instead, you only fill out the date you visited the portage and describe it. Is it rocky, hilly, flat, swampy, well-maintained, a bushwhack? Any difficult or tricky spots? The more description the better.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

More Entry Point and Lake Info

After finishing the RouteFinder, I've taken a bit of a break. I have changed a few things here and there, but nothing major. Here are the two changes I've made recently to the BWCA/Quetico interactive map and lake database:

Swanson Party BWCA Lake Commentary
I have always liked the Boundary Waters Compendium that the Swanson Party put together. It appears that it hasn't been updated in a few years, but I still find it useful. If they are available, I put links to the lake commentaries in the respective lake details pages on the interactive map and the lake database.

Entry Point Permit Availability
In the entry point details on the interactive map, I added a tab showing the real-time permit availability for each entry point. This is taken directly from By default, it shows the permit availability from the current date to two weeks after the current date. You can change the date by clicking in the Date box above the table. You can go to to book a permit for that entry point and time frame by clicking on the link above the permit availability table.
New Permit Availability Tab