Author Archives: Ashli Baldwin

About Ashli Baldwin

Ashli manages the Gaia GPS communications team. In 2014 she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Ashli writes about her adventures on her blog http://www.tentside.com/

Welcome Jason Abbott

We’re delighted to welcome Jason Abbott to the Gaia GPS engineering team. Jason Abbott brings deep experience both with writing software, and Gaia GPS itself. Jason is a long-time user of Gaia GPS for Android, and you can read about his motorcycle adventures on his site, trailimage.com. You can also follow his technical blurbs by… Read More »

Gaia GPS vs AllTrails

This article makes it easy to understand Gaia GPS vs AllTrails. Check out a detailed feature comparison, along with a breakdown of app vs app, website vs website, and membership vs subscription. In summary, Gaia GPS shines for people who go into the backcountry. Gaia GPS has better maps, features, and reviews, and offers core… Read More »

Free GaiaPro with Enlightened Equipment Ultralight Backpacking Quilt

Gaia GPS has partnered with Enlightened Equipment to offer an awesome deal through the rest of the holiday season. From now until Dec 31st, get a FREE year of GaiaPro with the purchase of any ultralight backpacking quilt from Enlightened Equipment. Enlightened Equipment offers ultralight sleeping bags and other outdoor gear—shaving sometimes pounds from your… Read More »

Gaia GPS iOS v10.4: Polygons, 3D-Touch, Auto-Naming, Much More

Download the new version of Gaia GPS v10.4 for iOS today. The release includes new features, UI refinements, and bug fixes – every user should benefit from this one. iOS Version 10.4 Updates, Features, and Fixes Map Source Menu and Main iPhone Menu Updated Map Source Menu – Includes updated categories, descriptive icons, and more information… Read More »

Better Food to Enhance Your Next Backpacking Trip

Frequent hikers and backpackers know how to cook dehydrated meals, but they can get boring pretty quickly. These 5 delicious treats can launch your backcountry cooking game into the next dimension. Cheese Surprisingly, cheese doesn’t always have to stay at home when you hit the trail. It lasts up to 5 days in your pack… Read More »

Annual ALDHA Gathering 2015

This weekend, Ashli and Ruthie ventured out to the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association’s (ALDHA) 34th annual event “The Gathering” in Shippensburg, PA. Each year, the event hosts interesting workshops, forums, keynote speakers, and ends with an ALDHA sponsored work trip on the AT.   Preserving the Trail after “A Walk in the Woods” This… Read More »

New Appalachian Trail Unsupported Record

Yesterday, Heather “Anish” Anderson completed her southbound hike of the Appalachian Trail, and set the unsupported speed record. The trail spans 2,189 miles, which Anderson covered in 54 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes, averaging 42 miles per day. Anderson is currently the PCT unsupported record holder as well, and is the first person to ever hold both… Read More »