Trail riders attending the February 3-5, 2017 Pomona Horse Expo and Trail Symposium will see the new phone app that empowers trail riders to report safety issues from their smart phone, tablet or computer and access park specific calendars, alerts, maps, news and park information.
The app uses the GPS coordinates taken from the smart phone to identify the responsible land manager and forwards the report instantly via email including photos. Each report receives a unique ID number and is entered in the first and only nationwide database of trail issues. Professional and volunteer trail work parties use this app to chronicle, prioritize and track trail repairs and maintenance projects involving trail obstructions, illegal trail use, environmental concerns and specific safety concerns.
Reports generated by ParkWatchReport are universally accepted by Ca State Parks, National Parks and Trails, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, City and County parks throughout the country. Download this one, free app and use it everywhere.
Expo attendees will download the app and experience all the features of ParkWatchReport. Land managers are invited to contact ParkWatchReport for information on the web based and mobile friendly report management, task assignment and tracking features of ParkWatchReport.
The ParkWatchReport app is free to trail users and park visitors nationwide and can be download now at Apple Store and Google Play. Questions regarding the features and applications of ParkWatchReport are welcome at
Presentations are scheduled for:
Friday, February 3 at 4:15 PM
Saturday, February 4 at 11:15 AM
Sunday, February 5 at 1:45 PM
The full schedule of events for this year’s Pomona Horse Expo can be found at https://horseexpoevents.com/
Pictured Above: The first team of riders to traverse the entire 67 miles of the Backbone Trail was organized by Ruth Gerson to bring media attention to the newly completed trail. Riders from left: Jenny Wallace, Janet Peterson, Ruth Gerson, Tracey Potter, Kimberly Gustafson. ParkWatchReport and the Santa Monica Mountains Trail Council sponsored the 5-day ride.
The BackBone Trail rides the ridge of the Santa Monica Mountains. The trail is 67 miles in length, steep and rugged in places, but presents breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the skyline of Los Angles and beyond to the east. The construction of this trail took 3 decades and the acquisition of 180 individual properties by the National Park Service. It officially opened in June 2016