Wow, thanks for posting this Chris!
Hi folks— I'm the developer of this site. I made it over the last week to serve my own "weekend warrior" style of backpacking, where I do many short trips and like to keep track of them. I posted this on a local forum on a whim and immediately got a few signups, so I took the extra couple hours to somewhat polish the experience. It's exciting to see something I spent so little time on get interest from folks pretty quickly. This certainly isn't for everyone, and particularly people that do significantly fewer and longer hikes, and people that don't care.
Jeff, the stats are there for stupid fun and are definitely not the point of the website. It's meant as a personal tool for cataloguing your hikes. For instance, here are my 2010 hikes. It's great to have a little history to build on year after year for my own records.
Roger, as someone with their own website and 5,800+ posts on this forum, you if anyone must see the want to document your experiences. After all, you have and do everyday.
Anyway, my day-job is a web designer & developer for a transportation company, and I specialize in geospatial data and online mapping. I'll be adding some GPS integration and underlaying the National Forest Service's geospatial trail database on the maps, providing some context for routes and the ability to explore.
I'd really welcome any other feedback, comments, or thoughts you may have.