The famous Grizzly 399 and her four cubs are back! The grizzly bears survived the winter and continue charming Grand Teton National Park visitors. Learn more about Griz 399’s amazing life story, including the one time she attacked a man outside of Jackson Lake Lodge, on the Out and Back podcast.
Dig deeper into the map than ever before thanks to new and updated National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps in Gaia GPS. Hike, bike, ski, and sled through Idaho with the new Sawtooth and Sun Valley Nat Geo maps. And enjoy unprecedented accuracy and detail in 16 other Nat Geo titles ranging from Washington to Wisconsin.
Add your own flare and detailed precision to your map thanks to new emoji waypoints. Mark your favorite spots on the map with a ❤️, flag that campsite where you saw a 🐻, and add a 💧 at every crucial water source along your route. Customize your waypoints using any of the hundreds of emoji symbols available on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Being able to navigate and communicate off the grid is essential for staying safe in the backcountry. Pairing Gaia GPS with a satellite communication device lets you do just that. We reviewed the satellite communication market to give you a rundown on what options are out there. Plus, we’ve got a limited-time special offer from ZOLEO for you.
Gaia GPS has the perfect map for every adventure. Whether you’re day hiking to a waterfall, 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.
Pacific Crest Trail “trail angels” Scout and Frodo have hosted thru-hikers — sometimes 40 per night — for over 15 years. This week on the Out and Back podcast, Scout gives the inside scoop on why he and his wife open up their doors to so many people without charging a cent. He talks about how the PCT has changed over time, and gives insight from his own PCT thru-hike.
Spice up your Gaia GPS app icon on your phone in iOS! Fourteen new stylish icons let you tailor the look of the app icon just for you. Match the icon to the season or celebrate your community. Choose a subtle, suave icon or a colorful one that pops out from the screen. Learn how to change your app icon, plus get the inside scoop on the history and design of the Gaia GPS logo.
Seven years after a life-threatening cycling crash, Alan Adams reclaimed his fitness, tenacity, and connection to nature through a new year’s resolution. He set out to cover two million vertical feet in a single calendar year — all under his own power. He ended up ski touring and cycling his way to the world record. Alan climbed over 2.5 million vertical feet, averaging over 7,000 vertical a day. Tune in to the Out and Back podcast to learn how Alan juggled this overwhelming feat while maintaining his job and a relationship.
Packrafting expert Luc Mehl has spent decades creatively exploring Alaska. He worked his way up the learning curves of skiing, bikepacking, ice skating, and packrafting — sometimes at the expense of his own safety. But when a friend drowned in a packrafting accident, Luc critically examined his lifestyle. He decided to relearn how to packraft the right way. Buckle up as Luc takes listeners on a wild ride this week on the Out and Back podcast.
The trails are melting out, and it’s time to start planning spring and summer adventures. The USFS Roads and Trails layer makes finding your next route especially easy. Trails are color-coded so you can tell whether they’re mountain bike friendly, open to motor vehicles, or even allow horses. Plus, this layer shows trails and backroads that you won’t find on any other map.