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A Little About Chimani

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Chimani is short for the Chimanimani Mountains National Park in Zimbabwe. In 1992, our CEO, Kerry Gallivan was finishing an internship with the Southern African Development Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe when he discovered that there was an Outward Bound center located in the Chimanimani Mountains. Having grown up in New England, Kerry knew all about Outward Bound but had never taken a course. Outward Bound in Zimbabwe was perfect for him. After Kerry completed the course, the nickname for the park, Chimani, stuck with him. Kerry registered the Internet domain in 1998 knowing he would one day start a company attuned to the outdoors. With the name and the perfect opportunity to combine technology and the outdoors a decade or so later, Chimani was born.

Never get frustrated while hiking again.

Chimani, LLC was founded by Kerry Gallivan and Shaun Meredith, in January 2010. The concept was born on top of Gorham Mountain in Acadia National Park one rainy day in April 2008. Kerry was hiking 7+ miles and wanted some data on where he was going, what route he should take, the amount of rain he could expect, and the steepness on the western side of Cadillac Mountain. Kerry had his iPhone, but there was neither cell phone coverage nor an app to guide him. Frustrated and alone in the rain in Maine, Chimani was conceived.

What makes Chimani different?

The outdoors are what we love. It is our passion. But we love technology too! Call it what you will - emerging technology, "gadgets", toys - that's also our passion. Combine the two and what you have are top-notch apps for exploring and touring the National Parks. We like to think of these apps within the tradition of the telescope or astrolabe of our adventuring ancestors - instruments to help us navigate the natural world (terrain and trails) and provide insight into its workings (the weather, moon phases, tides). All of this information is presented on an intuitive user interface that is visually well designed, includes professionally designed maps, up-to-date and well-researched content, high quality photographs and rock-solid programming. We are proud to have developed an incredible team to build Chimani, and we think you will find the apps useful and a great resource for exploring the outdoors.

 

What Our Customers Say?

I'm a history buff and love the sections for Historical Parks and Battlefields. Great resource. Can't wait to use it on my next trip. Wellsbeach
Short and sweet, this app has everything you need to know to plan your trip to the Grand Canyon. I love the real time event information like the Ranger walks and shuttle schedules. ecogal99
Yellowstone is HUGE and I wish I had this last summer when I was there! I highly recommend any of these apps!EvenStephen2000
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Parks & Apps

Welcome to the Chimani Parks

The National Parks are our passion. You won't find "cookie cutter" apps here. Whether it's backcountry hiking in the Grand Tetons, rock climbing in Yosemite, or bicycling the carriage roads of Acadia - these apps are made from personal experience. They are your travel guides, but you'll find a lot more than that. Information like sunrise/set data for a year, tidal data for a year, ranger-led events for the entire season, and much more. The apps also feature an audio tour and dozens of photos by professional photographers.

Chimani apps are your travel guide, map, audio tour and a whole lot more!

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National Parks

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National Parks

 

Stamp your Park Passport! The Chimani National Parks app helps you to create a virtual passport of your visits to any of the 401 National Park System locations. The app also features the option of accessing news provided by National Park Traveler, the Internet's only website dedicated to covering America's National Park System and the National Park Service on a daily basis.

 

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Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

 

Acadia National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi, Acadia is home to breath-taking Maine coastline and boasts over 50 miles of the world-famous carriage roads. Additionally, it is the location of Cadillac Mountain, first place the sun shines in the eastern coast of the United States.

 

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Baxter State Park

Baxter State Park

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Baxter State Park, Maine

A large wilderness area permanently preserved as a state park, located in north-central Maine. Baxter State Park is unique. Not really a "state" park, it was a gift to the people of Maine from just one person, Percival P. Baxter. The Park covers more than 200,000 acres, encompassing its own mountain range dominated by Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain.

 

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Bryce National Park

Bryce National Park

Bryce National Park

 

Located in southwestern Utah, Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. One of the major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters.

 

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Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore

 

Cape Cod National Seashore

The Seashore encompasses over 40 miles of seashore along the Atlantic Ocean and 43,500 acres of ponds, woods, and beachfront throughout the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It is also the terminus of the famous Cape Cod Rail Trail - a 22 mile paved rail trail which ends in the Seashore and is used to access the many beaches.

 

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

 

Home to the winding Cuyahoga River - the "crooked river" - as named by Native Americans. Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeastern Ohio is an urban oasis with over 51 square miles of hiking, biking, and bridle trails.

 

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park

 

Glacier National Park, in Montana, encompasses over 1,000,000 acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals. This vast pristine ecosystem is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem", a region of protected land encompassing 16,000 square miles.

 

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

The magnificence and beauty of the Grand Canyon in Arizona led to calls for its preservation as early as the 1880s. In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson signed a law designating the Grand Canyon as a national park. Since that time the park has expanded to 1.2 million acres and now has over four million visitors each year.

 

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park

 

Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres, the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of Jackson Hole valley.

 

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park, while the Appalachian Trail also passes through the center of the park. It is the most visited national park in the United States.

 

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

 

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four basic regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest, and the forests of the drier east side.

 

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Rocky Mountain National Park is located in the north-central region of Colorado. It features majestic mountain views, a variety of wildlife, varied climates and environments—from wooded forests to mountain tundra—and easy access to back-country trails and campsites.

 

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

 

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

Located in the southern Sierra Nevadas in California, the two parks - Sequoia and Kings Canyon - are home to several distinct groves and forests of old-growth Giant Sequoia trees. The parks also feature deep glacial canyons and towering granite cliffs.

 

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

 

Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone was the first national park in the world, and is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles in Wyoming.

 

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park

 

Located in California and covering over 761,000 acres and reaching across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite is one of the most visited National Parks in the country. It encompasses spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, and Giant Sequoia groves.

 

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229 square miles park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.

 

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Support

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Frequently Asked Questions

Having a problem? Want to learn more? We're here for you so don't hesitate to write or call if you can't figure out something! support@chimani.com or 207-221-0266.

 

Ranger events of published as soon as they are available from the Park Service. Check back often to see if new items are added to the list of events.
On poor/weak WiFi or Internet connections, the database for the app can get corrupted during download. To resolve the problem, delete the app from your device and from iTunes on your computer. Then go to the App Store and re-install it. Don't worry - you won't be charged again (as long as you are using the same iTunes account). Make you have a strong Internet connection when updating the database.
In iOS, you can swipe your finger across the item you want to delete in the Favorite list. When you do this you'll see a "Delete" button appear. Click it and the item will be removed from the Favorite list. On Android, you can long press on the item and a menu will appear, tap "Delete" to remove the item.
The primary reason is because you cannot trust, or rely on a cell phone connection in most National Parks so you should have everything you need on your phone and not be dependent on external websites for data. The maps and data within the Chimani apps are the cornerstone of the apps. The maps are high resolution, professional grade maps and there are literally thousands of unique images and data points per app.
In iOS, you can swipe your finger across the Chimani home screen to view more menu items (just like the home screen of iOS itself). The app will navigate to the next page where you'll see the Tides content button. Each app is actually made up of many "pages" which you can swipe side-to-side to page through. You can also tap on the arrows in the bottom left and right corners of the screen.
For iOS devices: Tap Settings -> Notifications -> scroll down and select the Chimani app and be sure everything is set to "On/Off" and "None/Alerts". For Android devices, depending on manufacturer of your phone there are different routes to get to "Manage Apps". You will most likely find it in the settings app. Tap on the Chimani app and unselect "show notifications".

 

Get In Touch

Contact Info

Chimani, LLC    |    Located in Yarmouth, Maine

support@chimani.com    |    207-221-0266