In 2008 we created Transit & Trails because we wanted to get outside for fun without driving cars. While developing Transit & Trails in partnership with the Bay Area Open Space Council, a coalition of most of the park agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, we learned that there was a need and a desire among local outdoor groups to have access to better and more affordable technology.
In 2013 we decided to leverage all of our experience with technology and the outdoors and start Trailhead Labs. We have spent our time since continuing to learn, partner and collaborate with outdoor groups all over to build innovative technology that connects and engages people with the outdoors.
We are proud supporters of open source and open data. It only makes sense to combine them with open space! We're working with groups like Code for America to build open standards for outdoor data.
There are ways in which technology can actually deepen our connection to place and to parks.
To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.— ALDO LEOPOLD
over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity— John Muir