Category Archives: How-To

Use Gaia GPS in Airplane Mode in iOS 8.3+

In the latest versions of iOS (8.3+), Apple will now allow GPS to function in Airplane Mode. This means you can save battery life in Gaia GPS, by turning on Airplane Mode on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Note that Gaia GPS also provides an internal “Offline Mode,” which you may prefer. Offline Mode saves less battery,… Read More »

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

I think the first step to planning a trip is figuring out what trail to use, then download a data file for that trail, then do the rest. Using a data file, it becomes really easy to plan a trip. Overall, my method is: Find a Trail (and Download the Trail Data) Plan the Drive… Read More »