Category Archives: Adventures

How to go Hunting with Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS can help keep you safe and legal, hunting across the United States. With a Premium Membership that’s currently just $30/year, Gaia GPS has a comprehensive catalog of maps for hunters, including private parcels, public land boundaries, game management units (GMUs), and other overlays, combined with the best digital topo maps and vivid satellite… Read More »

Using Gaia GPS to Find Free Camping in National Forests

After 4th of July Special! Click here to sign up for a free 1 month Premium Membership! *Promo available for first time Premium subscribers Many National Forests across the United States allow free dispersed camping. This post will show you how to use Gaia GPS to find free camping spots before heading out and navigate… Read More »

Adventurer Emma Walker Goes Off-Trail with Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS user and self-proclaimed professional camper Emma Walker hates crowds. “You couldn’t walk 20 yards without stumbling into somebody’s campsite,” Walker said of her hike in the James Peak Wilderness this summer, “So we opened up the app, found the nearest lake without a trail leading to it, and made our way there.” Walker… Read More »

Gaia GPS Assists in Backcountry Rescue

From Dispatch to Planning On June 13, 2016, three fire departments responded to a technical rescue in the Wood River Fire & Rescue service area in Idaho. The patient had tendon damage from falling, as well as some broken leg bones. The injury happened in the backcountry, but Wood River’s extraction team knew the general… Read More »

Use Snap-to-Trail with Gaia GPS v10.9 for iOS

Gaia GPS version 10.9 for iOS, now available in the App Store. Make snap-to-trail routes from your device, and download maps along the way with an entirely redesigned routing UI. Click here for a full list of 10.9 updates and fixes. Similar to the Snap-to-Trail feature on gaiagps.com, toggle between Hiking, Cycling, Driving and Straight… Read More »

Maps and Tracks for the Entire Appalachian Trail

Download a full dataset of maps and tracks for the Appalachian Trail on gaiagps.com. The organized folders include official trail and waypoint data from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Sync the folders to your Gaia app or download in GPX or KML format to your desktop, and help aggregate data by becoming a contributor. Well-Organized, Comprehensive,… Read More »

New Appalachian Trail Unsupported Record

Yesterday, Heather “Anish” Anderson completed her southbound hike of the Appalachian Trail, and set the unsupported speed record. The trail spans 2,189 miles, which Anderson covered in 54 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes, averaging 42 miles per day. Anderson is currently the PCT unsupported record holder as well, and is the first person to ever hold both… Read More »

Bear leads a chase in Alaska, Gaia GPS shows the way home

We got an epic email into support today. We’re glad Gaia GPS helped in this precarious situation! My buddy and I were doing a bear hunt in south-central Alaska. We were in pretty extreme mountainous terrain than involved a horrendously thick multi-hour bushwhack to access. Basically, we pursued a brown bear much longer than we should have.  … Read More »