As Mexico’s southern mountain ranges become increasingly crowded, people are turning to GPS to spot their favorite peaks.
One popular app, Mountain Range Sketch, uses GPS data to give people a sense of the terrain, helping them determine which ones are best to visit.
“The first few years, we had about 60 million people, and now we have around 120 million,” says José Avelar, a professor at the University of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
“Now we have a total of 180 million, and I think we’ll see it increase to 300 million within the next five years.”
Sketches for the mountain ranges, which are also known as zona francais, are posted online and can be downloaded for free.
Aveler, who is also a mountain guide and author, said that his company’s app helped him determine a few of the most popular spots, like the San Jacinto in the southwestern state of Michoacan.
“We use GPS data and then calculate the elevation,” he said.
“And we then create a map of the area, so you can see the main peaks.”
The main peaks are listed on the website as: the San Juan de la Guadalajara, the Pajaro, the San Cristobal, the Cascabel, the La Paz, the Huayna, the Colima, the Jalisco, the Azteca, the Santa Fe, the Alameda, the Zona Francais and the El Chulano.
In some areas, a map with the name of each mountain can be found on the app, but the map is often incomplete.
“It’s the best of both worlds,” Avelars said.
A lot of people are looking for places where they can visit, and if they can’t find one, they can search for it online or in print.
The Google Maps service is also very popular.
“You can look for them on Google Maps and get a map,” Avilar said.
The map can be updated several times a day, and a Google Earth app, also available on smartphones, helps people locate places that are more likely to be active.
The app has also helped people find out more about the mountain range by tracking the elevation and the current temperature.
The data on Google maps shows the most active areas on the map.
The map also shows a range of mountain ranges that are also popular, but are not on Google’s list.
“In some cases, there are other mountain ranges outside the main range that are less active,” Alevar said, such as in the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, the mountains in the mountains of the Peruvian Andes and the mountains north of the Rio Grande in the U.S. The information is also updated regularly, and there are many other sites that are accessible to users from the internet.
“I think it’s important to make sure that these maps are updated, so that people don’t miss out,” Avellar said of the mountain maps.
“But I also think that they should also be kept up to date, because there are often other things happening that may not be visible to the naked eye.”
Skewers on the mountains can be as much as six meters (20 feet) in diameter.
There are also some that are much smaller, up to a few meters (yards) in height.
The tallest peaks can reach more than 2,400 feet (610 meters) in elevation, while the lowest are only about 200 feet (61 meters).
“These are the most difficult to climb, so people are more inclined to climb the ones with the highest elevations,” Avernar said with a laugh.
The main mountains in Mexico are usually marked by a number that is different for each country, with Mexico marking the highest in Mexico and Guatemala marking the lowest.
The Mexican state of Chiapas marks the highest, and in the last 10 years, Guatemala has surpassed Mexico in its height, too.
“There’s a big difference in the height of each of the major mountain ranges,” Aavaar said as he showed me a map showing the highest and lowest peaks in Mexico.
“For example, in Mexico, the highest peak is in the Sierra de Guadalupa.
But in Guatemala, it’s in the area of La Pachuca.”
There are also other major peaks that are not as popular as the big ones, such the Sierra Monterrey, the Alto Nueva, the Cerro Negro and the Cerrocita.
It is the most rugged of the high peaks, with a peak that can reach 6,400 meters (18,500 feet) on the edge of the mountains, and is also one of the last peaks that people often take a hike on.
“Sometimes people come here because of the Sierra Nuevas, but there are also more popular ones that are just down the road, like Cerro Monterrros,”