Mac of Halfway Anywhere has been conducting surveys on the PCT for eight years, and on the CDT for four. Get the inside scoop on what makes people quit the trail, why he dislikes trail magic, and why he swears he’ll never hike the AT.
Finding your way in the backcountry may be as simple as paying attention to the natural world around you. Raging rIvers, prevailing winds, and moss growing on tress can help you stay on course. Learn these top natural navigation clues to stay found even when you don’t have a compass handy.
Never miss a turn on the trail again. Turn-by-turn directions are now available in both iOS and Android. Enjoy visual and voice directions on your next hike, run, or ride. Plus, iOS users can see where they stand along their route’s elevation profile.
Seven years go, Brittany and Eric of Hourless Life quit their tech jobs to live on the road. Now they’ve just set out on a 10 to 15 year road trip around the globe — with their toddler. We caught up with them right before they hit the road to get the inside scoop on what full-time overlanding with a child is really like.
Making a great cup of coffee in the backcountry is tricky. You can enjoy a silky smooth cup from a french press, but you have to lug around the equipment and the messy grounds. Or you can settle for the convenience and featherlight weight of instant coffee, but that often tastes terrible. Tune in to the Out and Back podcast to hear pro thru-hikers Heather “Anish” Anderson, Hiking Viking, Adventure Alan, and Liz “Snorkel” Thomas settle this debate once and for all.
Once a year, fleeting reds, yellows, and oranges light up national parks across the country. How do you choose which of the 61 national parks to visit? Learn about the best national parks for leaf peeping this October, along with their top hikes and tips for the trail.
Leaf peeping season presents one of the best opportunities to bust out the camera and practice your craft. But finding the perfect location for your photography project requires some skill. Professional photographer John Peltier shares how to do it.
It’s (arguably) the most wonderful time of the year — and also the most fleeting. Time your leaf peeping just right with two of our special map layers: FreshSat — Recent and FreshSat — Cloud Free. These maps give you near-in-time satellite imagery from all over the world, letting you spy on the trees from the comfort of your couch.
Gaia GPS has joined forces with Outside Inc. to bring you not only the best backcountry navigation tools, but also leading outdoor journalism from our award-winning titles like Outside Magazine, BACKPACKER, Trail Runner, SKI, Climbing, and more. Learn how you can take advantage of all of these perks, or keep your Gaia GPS account just as it is.
Car camping lets you bring any fancy kitchen contraption that fits in your vehicle. Marco Hernandez, founder of Ovrlndx and author of The Overland Cook, brings an oven to slow bake roasts on the go. While that may be a little extreme, Marco is an exceptionally talented car camping chef and he’s here with some delicious recipes and simple tips to spice up your next adventure.