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  • Overlanding upgrades often include expensive add-ons like lockers, a winch, or a new suspension. But there is a simple upgrade that will improve your vehicle’s traction, and it doesn’t have to cost a penny. Try airing down your tires. In this article, you’ll learn how to gauge tire pressure, the different methods for airing down, tools to make it easy, and how to air back up when you hit the pavement.

  • How to Check for Snow on the Trail

    by Abby Levene
    by Abby Levene

    Sunny spring days make us eager to hit the trails. But warm, dry conditions at the parking lot do not necessarily indicate that all the snow has melted out on the high mountain passes and deep into the woods up ahead. In this guide, you’ll learn how to use the FreshSat, Snow Depth, Snow Stations (Daily), and Weather Forecast layers in conjunction with other trusted resources to get a good sense of how much snow to expect on your next trip. Use these tools to help inform your route choice, as well as what gear, traction, and layers to bring.

  • We realize it’s still winter, but prime campsites for summer are going fast. Now you can snag the campsite of your dreams before it’s too late right from Gaia GPS. A new recreation.gov (http://recreation.gov/) integration on our Gaia Topo map puts the official resource for public campsites across the US at your fingertips. Make reservations, view photos, find out how many vehicles are permitted and if there’s a fire ring.

  • If you’re considering an overlanding or off-roading trip, you’ll need a quiver of off-road driving skills like how to handle sand, mud, river crossings, and steeps climbs. Four 4×4 experts weigh in on the the key overlanding skills to master for a successful journey on the backroads. Learn about the best overlanding maps, tire pressure, and how to develop “trail vision.”

  • How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

    by Jim Margolis
    by Jim Margolis

    If you’ve ever wondered why your pack felt so heavy, it might be time to re-examine what you’ve stuffed in it. In this deep dive, our in-house expert walks you through how to plan your multi-day backpacking trip from scratch. Review how to choose a location, understand the history of your destination, plan your route, manage hazards, and find resources for planning food and gear. Plus, get a detailed three-season gear list to help you pack.

  • Discover Snowmobile Trails Across the Globe

    by Abby Levene
    by Abby Levene

    No need to rifle through various guidebooks, websites, and maps on your next snow machine trip. Our brand new Snowmobile Trails map lets you plan and navigate in one place. Trails found around the world contain key details like trail width, grooming status, and trail closures. Plus, with food and fuel stops, parking lots, and warming huts, the Snowmobile Trails map provides all the info you need for a full day of adventure.

  • Adventuring with your partner can be challenging to say the least. But don’t give up when tensions run high. Tim and Marisa Notier are living proof that it can be done — even when you share a seat on a motorcycle for five years. From Illinois to Argentina, the top of Africa to the bottom, the Notiers have explored the natural world and their relationship’s limits. Get their insights on how they make it work and manage to have some fun along the way.

  • Gaia GPS has the perfect map for every adventure. Whether you’re snowshoeing up a mountain, backpacking off trail, or overlanding across multiple states, we’ve got you covered. To help you figure out which map is best for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most popular maps. Learn why these maps are so beloved, and how you can use them on your next outing.

  • We’ve revamped Gaia GPS on Android Auto to give you full functionality from your dashboard. Pan around on your navigation screen to view other parts of the map. Pinch the screen to zoom in and out. Drop waypoints to mark key locations, and enjoy clearer visibility so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

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