Riding a sled allows you to cover a lot of terrain in a short amount of time. But this liberating, rewarding, and high-speed access comes with a price — it’s easy to get lost. That’s where navigation tools come into play. Learn how to use Gaia GPS to explore new terrain and to stay safer riding.
Professional rock climber Matt Segal knew that sport would never be enough for him. Plus, he was fed up with drinking bad coffee on climbing expeditions. So Segal founded Alpine Start, an artisan instant coffee company, while continuing to raise the bar in climbing. Tune in to the Out and Back podcast to learn how Segal balances his indoor and outdoor careers, and how a near-death paragliding accident inspired him to take his company to the next level.
Sonya and Necota Staples got so caught up in the business of living that they drifted apart. With their marriage teetering on the breaking point, they tried something new. They went camping together. That one trip changed the trajectory of their lives. Tune into this special Valentine’s Day episode of the Out and Back podcast to learn how camping, overlanding, and connecting with nature allowed the Staples to connect with each other.
The new sidebar on gaiagps.com puts all of your map data at your finger tips. Whether you’re building a new route, reviewing a trip, or exploring a new area, get a detailed snapshot of the item in a new information-rich sidebar next to the map. Start expanding your knowledge about nearby trails, recorded tracks, waypoints, and POIs with just one click.
Growing up as a Black girl in NJ, Angelou Ezeilo felt like she couldn’t work in conservation or the outdoors because she didn’t see others who looked like her in those fields. Now she’s on a mission empower youth from diverse backgrounds to enter this space. Ezeilo founded Greening Youth Foundation, an international non-profit that connects under-represented youth with nature and enables them to pursue careers in the outdoors. Learn how Ezeilo’s own life experience led her to create this award-winning nonprofit.
From staying on course to checking avalanche forecasts, navigating with Gaia GPS proves even more valuable during winter. But you can’t use your phone if it dies in the cold. Learn how to preserve your phone battery when the temperature drops.
Give a gift outdoor lovers will actually use — an experience. From travel, to education, to safety, our holiday gift guide rounds up the best COVID-friendly experience gifts for nature lovers and adventurers.
See how your hometown has changed, search for undiscovered historic sites, or turn any hike into a walk through history with two historic topo maps. Historic Topo 1900 and Historic Topo 1930 bring digitized archival maps from 1885-1930 to your Gaia GPS account. Enjoy more coverage of the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, as well as higher image quality, thanks to fresh updates to these layers.
This year, Gaia GPS started a podcast to help inspire your backyard adventures and beyond. Here are the top five episodes according to our listeners. Stories range from unexpectedly becoming a world class athlete, to surviving a bear attack.
As winter looms, the AMGA is here to provide educational resources for using Gaia GPS to the fullest for safer planning and navigation. In this series of short videos, AMGA/IFMGA guide Silas Rossi runs through how to use Gaia GPS to plan a route, better use your phone as a GPS unit in the field, and record a track.