We'll be back, soon.
Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, Goatrek operations will be temporarily paused & the user-app will be temporarily removed from both the Apple & Google Play stores. It is with a heavy-heart that we are making this announcement, but feel that in this current climate it is irresponsible for us to be encouraging unnecessary travel and/or interaction with other trekkers via our user-app. With that being said, we do still encourage our trekkers to get outside on a local level, exploring close-to-home trails, while also of course practicing safe social distancing – now more than ever we need the mental clarity that the outdoors provide. We will also remain active on our social channels & our website, posting regular content and blogs, so keep checkin’ in!
Goatrek uses adventure as the medium to connect like-minded individuals by combining outdoor exploration with digital communication & social networking.
The Goatrek app allows users to connect through the devices they are already using by providing a place to share authentic travel and/or adventure experiences with our community of trekkers. Whether that be through trekking together or engaging in each other’s content and being motivated to recreate similar adventures, Goatrek facilitates an experience for users unlike anything else on the market.
Goatrek is available to download worldwide on the Apple & Google Play app stores.
with Peace of Mind
Goatrek encourages everyone to fall in love with the outdoors, but also to respect it. We are aware of the impact geotagging can have on the featured areas and that’s why we are committed to returning a portion of our proceeds back into the trails our users discover to preserve, protect and cherish them. Goatrek also actively promotes Leave No Trace’s seven principles.
Goatrek’s Recommendations for Outdoor Activity During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives for the time being and most likely beyond. It is important to be and stay aware of the most up-to-date information being released by the CDC, and this includes current changes to the way we spend time in nature. In order to keep ourselves, our communities, and our outdoor spaces safe during this unpredictable time, please consider these recommendations.
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Goatrek allows humans to connect through the devices they are already using by providing a place to share authentic travel and/or adventure experiences with like-minded people. Whether that be through trekking together or through engaging in each other’s content and being motivated to recreate similar adventures, the user app facilitates an experience unlike anything else on the market.
Goatrek optimizes remote travel through its social/content sharing component. Word-of-mouth can only be so effective, but with the app users can share their remote treks with other travellers anywhere in the world in one central place. Trekkers can post their authentic experiences to a social forum, effectively connecting like-minded individuals and allowing app users to leave their footprints for others to walk on.
With this increased access to exploration, what we’ve found to be at stake the most is the well-being of our world. We believe that if we don’t collectively wake up to our shared fragility and fate, and change our ways, none of our maps will matter. We encourage everyone to fall in love with the planet & the outdoors, and with that love we also encourage respect for it (there’s evidence to support that the more we engage with nature the more connected we feel to the planet, to climate change, and the more we want to do our part to protect it). We are of course aware of the impact that geotagging can have on the areas we feature and that’s why we are committed to returning a portion of our proceeds back into the trails our users discover to preserve, protect & cherish them. To further encourage respect for the planet, we heavily promote Leave No Traces’ Seven Principles, encourage the “slow travel” mindset (a mindset that rejects the traditional ideas of tourism, encourages people to soak in their environments and keep themselves open to new/local experiences) and also have plans to introduce a carbon offset campaign.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics provides proven, research-based solutions for the protection of the natural world. The organization accomplishes its mission by working with the public & those managing public lands and by providing innovative education, skills and research to help people care for the outdoors.
The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard. They also apply to almost every recreational activity. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information for minimizing impacts.
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