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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.
Individuals and/or groups who find value in experience, seek adventure through travel or have the desire to partake in outdoor exploration on a more local level. Users of the app enjoy sharing their experiences and see the benefit in time spent outdoors and the importance of conserving it.
www.goatrek.com is a web resource that mirrors the activity within the app, including the main world-map interface. The Goatrek website allows you to view posted treks, view trekker’s content and create your own digital content to compliment your activity on the app. It’s also through the website where you can create & post blogs (or what we like to call your travel journal!)
Being a part of the Goatrek community means being a part of global community of adventure seekers looking to connect, engage & experience the natural world. Being a part of our community means you get access to remote treks, some of which are unknown to the public outside of Goatrek, as well as original/applicable content only available to our trekkers. Real people sharing real adventures in real time – that’s what the Goatrek community is all about!
Goatrek facilitates valuable exchanges between travellers across the world, with a goal of creating a global community of backpackers and adventure-seekers on one platform. The app was created with features that allow remote travellers to plan, connect and share experiences through editable maps and personalized content – with every trail that is mapped and every step that is taken, this community will grow.
Goatrek encourages sustainable travel within our online community. We do our part by returning a portion of our proceeds back into the areas our users trek in order to preserve, protect & cherish them for future generations to discover.
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. More information on the principles can be found here.
Other than the obvious reasons such as encouraging time outdoors & encouraging physical activity, there are also some less apparent benefits for your mental health as well. Research shows that the physical effects of green exposure on the brain are positive, with experts encouraging people to make increasing their time in nature a priority. The social component of Goatrek (i.e. the connectivity between like-minded individuals seeking outdoor adventures) facilitates a feeling of community, with the app & website being a safe place for people to share, connect and engage with one another.
Goatrek is continuously working towards forging strategic agreements with other organizations to help reach new users worldwide. We do this through a number of tactics: one being a cross-promotion with applicable brands or products/services. Goatrek is always looking for new philanthropy opportunities related to the preservation of our environment & encouragement of its importance.