Hiking GPS App?

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    Is there a good GPS app for hiking? I'm a nature/wildlife photographer and I'd like to be able to save locations and trails and share them with other photographers as well as get myself back to those locations.

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    Have you looked at MyTracks? It's pretty outstanding but doesn't show topographical features.
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    Trimble outdoors is one I heard about but it is a bit pricey.
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    Hmm... I was aware of MyTracks but didn't really think it would work for this purpose. I'll give it a shot though.

    The only App I've found so far that looks specifically geared towards this purpose is OruxMaps. I obviously haven't had a chance to test it out yet.
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    I saw Backpacker GPS Trails by Trimble Outdoors but some of the reviews were pretty poor and a couple reviews pointed me toward Orux. I didn't realize there were two more apps by the same company, one actually called Trimble Outdoors and one called AllSport GPS. I'll probably install this weekend while I'm actually hiking so I can uninstall and refund if it isn't worth the price.
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    My Tracks ! I've used it a couple times. Once for a bike ride and once when I took a walk around the neighborhood. Worked pretty good.
    Way points and the like. Can upload the data to google maps as well. Save as GPX or KML. And it's free
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    I just tried Walk About, it is pretty good. It lets you do what you want and it makes finding your spot again very easy. You should check it out.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bscsoftware.walkabout&hl=en
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