I am hoping a fellow user can help me as it seems many of these posts go un-answered by Gaia staff.
I'm an active hiker / mountain climber in Colorado. I try to hike 1-3 peaks every weekend. I enjoy digging into my stats to better understand my pace over different types of terrain and in different weather conditions. I can't seem to find a good way to calculate intra-hike stats. A few examples:
How long did it take me to summit? For this, I need to go to the Gaia website, pull up the track that I recorded, hover over the speed and elevation chart below the map (and specifically hover over the speed line, which will display the time as I move my mouse along the x-axis), and manually calculate the time it took me to reach the summit.
How many miles did it require to reach the summit (or another specific point along the way)? For this, I need to do a similar exercise, but it's even less precise. On the "speed and elevation" chart mentioned above, the x-axis shows miles, but they are marked at seemingly odd intervals (3.11 miles, 6.21 miles, 9.32 miles, etc.). To gauge the number of miles, I move my mouse left and right until the dot on the map reaches the point of interest. I then guestimate where that lands on the x-axis. For example, if it falls between the 3.11 marker and the 6.21 marker, then I guess it's 4-5 miles into the hike. I'd like to see something more precise here.
Same thing for elevation gain.
Same thing for moving speed.
Is there an easier way? I'm sure I'm not the only one out there nerding out on his stats, trying to become a better athlete, trying to become more accurate with route selection, etc. Seriously, any help that anyone out there can provide would be GREATLY appreciated. I've used Gaia so much, but I have invested very little time in really getting to know how to use it to better analyze my hikes / stats.
Last note: Maybe about 1-2 years ago, I posted about a feature I think would be really fantastic and would answer a lot of these questions. Go to Google and type in "S&P 500 Index". A chart of the S&P 500 will come up. Click somewhere in the middle of the chart and drag your cursor to the right. The stats calculate the change in the S&P 500 over the time period you drag your cursor through. Imagine if Gaia had a similar feature. I.e., click on the starting point of your hike on the "speed and elevation" chart, drag your cursor to the right until you reach the summit, and somewhere on the screen, it shows you time elapsed, distance, vertical gain, moving speed, etc. I think this feature would be incredibly valuable. The code is probably out there already, it just needs to be added. My wife is a programmer. I volunteer her to help with this project! :)
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