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.

Now Import FIT Files on gaiagps.com

Now Import FIT Files on gaiagps.com - picture of man trail running towards a mountain landscape

If you use a device like Garmin’s Fenix and Forerunner watches that export FIT files, you can now upload your activities directly to gaiagps.com, and use your data within Gaia GPS. What is FIT? FIT stands for Flexible and Interoperable Data Transfer. FIT interchanges GPX data used by newer Garmin devices, including all Garmin watches.… Read More »

Get 48-Hour Precipitation Forecasts on Any Map in Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS 48 Hour Precip overlay

Prepare for the unexpected with the new 48-hour weather forecast overlay. Combine this new map overlay with your favorite base map to see rainfall predictions for your next weekend adventure. Built on Official NOAA Data The 48-hour precip overlay taps directly into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting data. The NOAA Weather Prediction… Read More »

NatGeo Colorado Trail Maps Now Available in Gaia GPS

The new NatGeo Colorado Trail map adds to Gaia GPS long distance topographic map collection. What is The Colorado Trail? The Colorado Trail traverses 486 miles through six national forests, six wilderness areas, and eight mountain ranges from Denver to Durango. The trail dips as low as 5,500 feet outside of Denver until reaching its… 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 »