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Frequently Asked Questions
Guides are the core pages on HAZ. These pages describe trails, hikes, and other outdoor-modes of adventure.
  • Trails are typically numbered by the managing agency. Trails should be listed one-way if they are part of a network of trails where others can then create their own hikes.
  • Hikes are usually round-trip if not a shuttle. A loop involving multiple trails is a hike. An off-trail adventure would be a hike too.
Look for +Add at the top of any page, click, then select Publish a Guide
Linking photos within a new guide is often helpful but not required.

Before Guide Publishes
A photoset may be posted generic-named before the guide exists.
When the guide is published, you may rename the photoset from generic to guide-based if desired.

Simultaneous Rarely utilized but works like a charm
If you have an exactly named photoset in the upload queue and have linked to these photos in a submitted guide. The photoset will auto "finish" and post with the guide.

After Guide Publishes
Link photos via edit after the guide is published.
Publishing a guide for an area or network of trails is rarely accepted.

Not Accepted
National Forest
National Park
National Trail
BLM Division
County Park
Regional Park

Typically Accepted
Neighborhood Trail System
Commercial Trail System
Small City Park

Above is an example, not a complete list. If questionable or in doubt contact the webmaster via help at the bottom of the page. 
It takes time and creativity to author a Full Detail Guide. Yours should be clear with complete details to complete the journey. An enticing story of your journey is optional. Anything less will not be published.

Declined Reasons
  • already published - did not request & receive republishing approval via webmaster
  • difficult to comprehend
  • copyrighted material
  • not helpful
  • incorrect
  • vague
HAZ does not accept new Guides for illegal areas or areas closed by the managing agency.

Areas later closed by the managing agency or areas reported illegal by the property owner
Highly recommended to clarify, not required.
  • Option for a network of short trails. ie: city & neighborhood parks
  • Special use: only by preapproved request
  • No public sortable index in TrailDEX

  • National Forests, National Parks, National Trails, Wilderness, etc
  • Old HAZ Guides converted to Mapped Area placeholder

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One-way is the preferred listing for numbered trails. This allows members to +Add a triplog of a hike they designed and completed themselves. Then link trails involved in the hike.
Full Detail guide when
  • seriously interested in a lasting contribution to the community
  • you have hiked it and observed insight details to describe the hike
  • have a GPS Route or know the statistics

Quick Name & Coordinates Only
  • quick addition for one-way designated trails not listed
  • designates HAZ Hikebot as the author
  • does not post to the homepage
Generally within 1-16 hours. If you are not notified in three days please contact the webmaster via help at the bottom of the page.

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