Maps like slope angle shading, topos, and satellite imagery can help you plan safer backcountry tours—if you know how to use them. Learn a few ways you can use maps as one more tool to mitigate risk and help you avoid avalanches this winter.
Spy fall foliage from the comfort of your couch and time your leaf peeping just right with the help of a few trusted tools, including two of our special map layers. FreshSat — Recent and FreshSat — Cloud Free give you near-in-time satellite imagery from all over the world, showing you where leaves are blazing the most brightly near you.
Save time and energy with map packs, our newest way to map. Enable this new experimental feature for iOS users and instantly put the best map presets in your hands. Whether you’re overlanding, stargazing, or just want to check the weather for the weekend, select the map pack perfectly curated for your needs.
Come for the unparalleled accuracy and detail. Stay for the handwritten guide notes. Here’s how the most trusted and popular recreation maps from National Geographic Trails Illustrated can take your adventures to the next level.
Cold weather is your phone battery’s nemesis. These tricks will help you save your phone’s juice so you can keep Gaia GPS up and running.
Spice up your next adventure with some delicious recipes and simple tips from Marco Hernandez, founder of Ovrlndx and author of The Overland Cook. While Marco brings an oven to slow bake roasts on the go, you don’t have to go that extreme to dine in style on the road.
Looking for a new hobby, erhm, way of life in 2023? If you enjoy getting off the beaten path, overlanding might be for you. Learn exactly what overlanding even is, what an overloading route looks like, and the type of vehicle and equipment you need. Plus, get tips for planning your first trip.
Knowing how to read a topographic map is the foundation to any backcountry adventure. Visualize the rise and fall of the land, and “see” the depths of canyons, the location of boggy meadows, and the height and shape of a mountain. Learn how to read topo maps like a pro.
From planning your route to navigating in the field, Gaia GPS can take your backcountry skiing to the next level. Gaia GPS Group Product Manager and avid backcountry splitboarder Devin Lehman demystifies the process. Join him for a tour of Mount Bachelor and learn how to use Gaia GPS on your own winter adventures.
Freezing in the shade, sweltering in the sun, thermoregulation proves particularly tricky as the days get colder and shorter. Don’t worry, we have a solution so you can keep getting after it no matter the weather: layers. Layering is an art form, and we’re here to help you master it.