Last year was the deadliest avalanche season in modern history. Even lower angle, seemingly safe terrain proved fatal. What went wrong, and what can we do to prevent it from happening again? Five experts give the low down in a special four-part Winter Safety Series on the Out and Back podcast.
Nothing ruins an adventure quite like getting lost. Say goodbye to that stress, panic, and wasted time by locating yourself with Gaia GPS. Learn how to quickly and easily find your way, even when you can’t get cell signal.
Drive away before you stopped recording your track? We’ve got you covered. Learn how to trim your track, plus four more tips and tricks to get the most out of the app.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Van life with its sunset views and cozy living quarters seems like a dream — until you see the price tag. Jason Darrah, star of the viral YouTube show Primal Outdoors, is here to show you a better way.
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.
Looking for a peaceful (and free) escape this holiday weekend? Find free camping in national forests using Gaia GPS.