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Site Speed

I know that the website has been very slow this past week. Part of that has been the huge load on the server as a result of a large number of people visiting the site. Another part of that is due to the new features included on the site.

In addition, its difficult to optimize the site while it's offline and in development. For the next week or so, I'm working on some measures to speed things up. The elevation, satellite and trail map pdf files are quite large and take time to load tying up the server. I am in the process of modifying these files for each hike with a saving of about 400% per file per hike. Going from pdf files to jpg files also makes it much better for Android mobile users.

Once that's completed in the next few days, we'll look at other ways to speed things up.

Aside from that, most things are working well I believe. One exception is the Adventure photo albums which work well on a desktop but not on mobile. I will address this once more pressing matters have been resolved.

If you notice anything not working properly, I would appreciate it if you would let me know. You can use the Contact Us form, post a note in the members blog or just comment on this post. Thanks.

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