One main idea (two parts) with a few ideas on how to implement.
Problem: outside of dirt map do not know what current trail conditions will be when picking a new route using map function. This is problematic during all seasons as yesterday (1/19/23) found a route using the map function on mobile for trail running. I went and did the route only to find that I was the first one to make tracks on the trail in likely a week - this lead to a significant amount of post holing and an audible once I got to the top. The day before I did the same thing and the route was fully tacked out so could run much easier.
Idea: make the map function on mobile available on desktop. Then when searching for routes if someones account is public and has done said route or a very similar route within a specific time frame (could be filter option) have their activity attached to the route. Even if the person doesn't post pictures or trail details in their caption will be helpful to know someone has done it. If they have posted images or trail details in the caption will be night and day as the user will know have an understanding of trail conditions to be better prepared.
Potential ways to implement: (not going to pretend I know how to code this or the operational challenges that will come with implementation)
Utilize public accounts that have done the same or similar routes.
Attach a heat map of the route with timeframe filter to see how trafficked route is.
To help bolster reviews and data partner with Alltrails as many of the routes (hiking, biking, running, and trail running) are similar / the same.
I am sure there are things I am missing, but feel like this could be an extremely beneficial feature for the community.