What is this?

ATForecast.com is an open source weather data aggregator specifically for shelters and campsites along the Appalachian Trail. We provide detailed forecasts and weather conditions for A.T. hikers as fast as possible.

Why did we make this?

Our goal with this project is to have the fastest and easiest to use weather service available for hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Many places on the trail have spotty cell service, so we wanted to make the pages load as fast as possible when you have that bad service connection.

Temperature and elevation?

As you may have noticed on your hikes, the mountain tops are colder than the valleys. Every 1,000 feet in elevation gain, the temperature decreases around an average of 3.5°F to 5°F. You can read more about this here.

Be sure to keep this in mind when planning out your trip, especially when you wish to camp at higher elevations.

How can you contribute?

ATForecast.com is open source on GitHub, so feel free to contribute if you know how to code.

If you have any suggestions or notice any bugs or issues, you can contact us at gscoders@gmail.com.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.