Author Archives: Angela Crampton

About Angela Crampton

Angela lives in the Pacific Northwest and has a hard time staying in one place. As a hiker, climber, skier, and mountaineer, Angela continues to add to her outdoor experiences. If she's not outside, you can find her knitting, sampling microbrews, and writing for https://angelatravels.com, her outdoor travel blog.

The 9 Most Popular Hiking Maps in Gaia GPS

The 9 Most Popular Hiking Maps in Gaia GPS

Start navigating trails near you this summer with the 9 most popular hiking maps in Gaia GPS. Every map contains unique characteristics that offer different tools for navigation. Some show distance grids or points of interest, while others heavily focus on features like land shading, topographic information, and elevation. The maps you choose can play… Read More »

NatGeo Appalachian Trail (AT) Maps Now Available in Gaia GPS

Get National Geographic Maps on your phone with a Gaia GPS Premium Membership. Click here to get 20% off on your first year. Whether you’re a thru-hiker or day hiker, use the National Geographic Appalachian Trail (AT) map to help plan your AT adventure with Gaia GPS. This premium base map includes detailed topographic information,… Read More »

NatGeo John Muir Trail (JMT) Maps Now Available in Gaia GPS

camp set up on the JMT photo by Miguel Vieira

Whether you’re a thru-hiker or section hiker, use the National Geographic John Muir Trail map to help plan your JMT adventure with Gaia GPS. The premium base map includes detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids. What is the John Muir Trail? Have you wanted to thru-hike but haven’t… Read More »

7 Ways to Use Your Smartphone to Plan the Ultimate Backcountry Ski Trip

7 Ways to Use Your Smartphone to Plan the Ultimate Backcountry Ski Trip

Smartphones may be the best piece of outdoor gear you can take with you into the backcountry. In this article, learn how to use mobile apps both online and off to plan an unforgettable backcountry ski trip this winter. Start the planning process by determining the best location to backcountry ski based on weather, avalanche… Read More »

How to Layer while Hiking in the Winter

How to Layer while Hiking in the Winter

Hiking in the winter demands proper attire to avoid both overheating and hypothermia. Learning how to layer the right clothing and materials can make or break a trip. Using the wrong layers can even result in dangerous consequences. As you hike, your body naturally wants to sweat. Your sweat quickly cools your body and can… Read More »