The new sidebar on gaiagps.com puts all of your map data at your finger tips. Whether you’re building a new route, reviewing a trip, or exploring a new area, get a detailed snapshot of the item in a new information-rich sidebar next to the map. Start expanding your knowledge about nearby trails, recorded tracks, waypoints, and POIs with just one click.
Growing up as a Black girl in NJ, Angelou Ezeilo felt like she couldn’t work in conservation or the outdoors because she didn’t see others who looked like her in those fields. Now she’s on a mission empower youth from diverse backgrounds to enter this space. Ezeilo founded Greening Youth Foundation, an international non-profit that connects under-represented youth with nature and enables them to pursue careers in the outdoors. Learn how Ezeilo’s own life experience led her to create this award-winning nonprofit.
Who said cycling is seasonal? Fat biking lets you explore winter wonderland while staying warm. And if you can ride a bike, you can ride a fat bike over snow. Learn what this sport is all about, where to go, and how to fat bike like a pro.
The transition from resort skiing to the backcountry can seem daunting, but you no longer have to go it alone. Bluebird Backcountry ski area is a totally new concept that is designed to mentor backcountry skiers through the steep learning curve of winter travel in the mountains. Tune into this conversation with Bluebird Backcountry co-founder Erik Lambert to discover why this brand new ski area without lifts is so hot this year.
As Gaia GPS members turned to the outdoors like never before, the Gaia GPS team buckled down to make adventuring smoother and safer. Take a look at the best Gaia GPS updates of 2020. From Apple CarPlay integration, to polishing the cornerstone Gaia Topo, to a long list of new maps and updates, Gaia GPS upgrades bring you the best backcountry navigation.
Exploring great backcountry terrain often goes hand in hand with the threat of avalanches, but with careful route planning and rational terrain management, dangerous slides can largely be avoided. Before you head into the backcountry, brush up on how to use the best maps to identify avalanche terrain and plan the safest routes.
Bruce Tremper nearly died in an avalanche. Tune in to hear this harrowing tale, and how getting buried alive changed the trajectory of this avalanche expert’s life.
Identify avalanche terrain quicker and easier this winter with the new Slope Angle – Avalanche map. Designed in-house, this map expands our coverage globally and integrates high-resolution data to help make picking out steep slopes on the map a snap. Add the new slope angle layer to your favorite base map to help plan a safer route through the snow-bound backcountry.
This year, Gaia GPS started a podcast to help inspire your backyard adventures and beyond. Here are the top five episodes according to our listeners. Stories range from unexpectedly becoming a world class athlete, to surviving a bear attack.
No more trial-and-error in driving up to the trailhead to find the deepest and lightest powder. The new Snow Stations (Daily) map gives you up-to-date, 24-hour reports on snow conditions in remote areas around the western US and British Columbia. Check out the new map to get a look at real-time conditions on peaks and passes in your favorite backcountry zones.