When out on an adventure there are often many places and moments worth saving for later. Scenic views, cool plants, fish you catch, bird sightings, etc are several examples of notes you can record with the COTREX app. Notes recorded out in nature are automatically plotted on the map and can have a title, description, multiple photos, and can be classified by type using the Natural Atlas taxonomy.
To create a note, from the main screen, press the + button. This will bring up a few options. For this tutorial, press the Field Note button. The photo button is just a shortcut that opens the camera right away.
Note: If you are recording a trip when you add a note, the note will automatically be attached to the trip.
Now you are on the classification screen where you can specify what type of note you are recording. If you spot an elk, you can select "elk". If you are noting a waterfall, you choose "waterfall" - there are tens of thousands of options to choose from. Choosing a classification for your note allows you to keep your notes organized to taxonomic tree. If you record a Brook Trout, it will also show up in your lists of fish notes and animal notes. If the note does not fit a classification, or you would rather skip this step and just do this when you are back home, you can skip this step.
You can take up to 3 photos to attach to each note. If you want to attach photos from your camera later, you can do that from the website whenever you are back at your computer.
Notes are automatically synced to your public profile on trails.colorado.gov and can be shared with friends and family.