Make Routes and Places Search Easier
Make Routes and Places search easier to use. When I put in a search, I commonly get back 10 or more pages that take forever to scroll through. Adding words to make the search more specific makes the problem worse. For example, if I search for "Rainier" I get back 4 pages. If I try to be more specific with "Stevens Canyon Ranier", I get back 6 pages including many having nothing to do with "Rainier".
I infer that the underlying logic is to match on ANY of the words I supply. That behavior is unintuitive for those of us used to search engines like Google and Bing.
I note that there is an "in Current Results" option, which would seem to help me narrow down the result set. But the outcome is quite the opposite. Instead of narrowing down the result set, it adds even more destinations. That seems like a bug to me.
I would like to have more a more conventional search that returns fewer results as more terms are added. Short of that, the "in Current Results" option should return only the destinations match that search AND the current results from the prior search.
We cannot replicate what you report. The search results are sorted by relevance (i.e. the first results contain all of the words, then any two of the words, etc.).
In your specific example, searching for the words, “stevens canyon rainier,” we get the “Stevens Canyon (Mount Rainer” route/place is the first search result.
Also note that we have an idea in this feedback system for adding sorting criteria (e.g. title, leader) to faceted searches like we have on the site search (in the website header).